The controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada, “relies on local Innu people giving up their own lands.” It “joins a long history of dispossession in North America.”
The post How a controversial dam threatens rights of Canada’s indigenous Innu people appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Tuesday was one of the most important anniversaries in our political history.As labradore reminded everyone, July 19 was the 70th anniversary of the day on which residents of Labrador – male and female alike – were able to voted in elections in the pla… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The historic franchise decision #nlpoli
For your summer reading enjoyment, here are five books on Labrador, courtesy of the always helpful Wallace McLean at labradore:Elizabeth Goudie, Woman of LabradorOriginally published in 1973, Woman of Labrador is Elizabeth Goudie’s enduring and candid … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: labradore’s Labrador #nlpoli
Every once in a while, SRBP has featured a list of suggested books either for summer enjoyment or as in April 2006, for anyone interested in reading about Newfoundland and Labrador.A recent email reminded your humble e-scribbler that it was… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The ":new" Newfoundland #nlpoli
Send the teachers and administrators home for causing a distraction. Mistaking 2014 for 1914, they sent young women (and even a couple men) home for wearing clothing that showed some skin *gasp*.
This sort of body control aimed at women, has no place in a modern school system.
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Labrador’s School System Causes Distraction
Don’t gloat. Don’t lose that smile. Don’t get distracted. The real goal is the election in 2015. The NDP have been pushed aside. In the 2012 byelection in Calgary-Centre the NDP went down to 2%, and in Labrador they were moved aside in today’s byelection. The Conservatives have been somewhat humbled — taking illegal donations . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: What’s Next?
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: A new analysis by democracy advocacy group, Samara, suggests that the Conservatives’ characterization of Peter Penashue as a “strong voice” for Labrador in the House of Commons is a grotesque political exaggeration. In fact, the Conservatives insulted our collective intelligence when they warned that “if Newfoundland and Labrador . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Peter Penashue: Harper’s “strong voice” rarely heard in the House
Upshot: the anti-Justin Trudeau attack ads, which debuted in the Maritimes so as to get Peter Penashue his seat back, did not work. In fact, given that this is a Forum poll, they probably didn’t work even worse than their top line number suggests.
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– George Monbiot comments on the outsized influence of advertisers on children: How many people believe this makes the world a better place? A company called TenNine has hung hoardings in the corridors and common rooms of 750 British schools. Among its clients are Nike, Adidas, Orange, Tesco . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
– Michael Harris takes aim at Stephen Harper’s thugocracy: There is little that Stephen Harper has done that other prime ministers before him have not. But no one has used closure, time allocation, committee secrecy or omnibus legislation to a degree that renders Parliament itself irrelevant.
And he . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Ruy Teixeira discusses Branko Milanovic’s finding that on a global scale, income inequality is almost entirely locked in based on an individual’s place of birth and parents’ income: Milanovic asks “How much of your income is determined at birth?” The answer: 80 percent of your income can . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Kady at CBC learned that Peter Penashue’s campaign started while he was still a Minister, suggesting the Conservatives calculated at least one last photo-op before he stepped down as Minister and an MP for Labrador.
Yesterday I sent an email to Elections Canada and three MPs, regarding the startling lack of charges laid against . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Penashue Campaigns Early #cdnpoli
I present to you some thoughts on the upcoming Labrador by-election. By the way, here is a link to donate to the Labrador FLA: https://action.liberal.ca/en/donate/Riding/10004
With the resignation of Conservative Minister Peter Penashue after he admitted his campaign took illegal donations, Labrador faces a fascinating by-election. Penashue is taking the rare step of running in the . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Labrador insta-analysis
A bit more digging has turned up a CBC story from December 2010 that first reported Nalcor’s plan to include fibre optic cabling with the Labrador-Island Link for Muskrat Falls.
CBC reported that “Nalcor will use some of this [fibre optic] capacity. The rest will be for sale to companies like Bell Aliant.”
For . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The vanished Labrador fibre optic plan? #nlpoli