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The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harvesting Fear of Foreigners: A Winning Conservative Tactic… in 1911

Autumn is upon us. Election Day is fast approaching. Canadians are asked to weigh the most important issues of the day when choosing their Prime Minister. Apparently, it’s a race between the Liberals and the Conservatives. The Conservatives win the ele… . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harvesting Fear of Foreigners: A Winning Conservative Tactic… in 1911

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harvesting Fear of Foreigners: A Winning Conservative Tactic… in 1911

Autumn is upon us. Election Day is fast approaching. Canadians are asked to weigh the most important issues of the day when choosing their Prime Minister. Apparently, it’s a race between the Liberals and the Conservatives. The Conservatives win the election on the strength of their xenophobic indulgences betrayed by a telling slogan: “A White . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harvesting Fear of Foreigners: A Winning Conservative Tactic… in 1911

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Year of the Snake : It didn’t start in 2013

Chinese-Canadians have been part of the Canadian landscape for over a century. As May is Asian Heritage Month, Canadians of all backgrounds take a look back at their contributions: past, present and future. PM Harper culled Asian-Canadians by declaring 2013 as the Year of Korea in Canada, Canada Post issued a collection of stamps to . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Year of the Snake : It didn’t start in 2013

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: For Asian-Canadians, the Year of the Snake didn’t Start in 2013

On February 8th, PM Stephen Harper issued a statement on the occasion of Chinese New Year. “As Chinese Canadians usher in the New Year, they can rest assured that our Government is working to create the jobs and economic conditions that will help ensure that the Year of the Snake is one marked by good . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: For Asian-Canadians, the Year of the Snake didn’t Start in 2013

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La Banque du Canada dit non au reflet de la diversité sur les dollars -OU – La xénophobie structurelle à la Banque du Canada: le jupon qui dépasse

Quand la nouvelle est tombée l’été dernier que la Banque du Canada avait effectué un nettoyage ethnique dans les images imprimées sur la monnaie canadienne, le faux-pas a fait le tour du monde. Dans un focus group, certains intervenants xénophobes se sont insurgés contre l’image d’une femme aux traits asiatiques sur (Read more…)

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The Adventures of Diva Rachel: No Asians + No Blacks + no gays + no turbans + no aboriginals = No Canada -OR- BankOfCanada’s state sponsored xenophobia

The news of the ethnic cleansing of Canadian c-notes by the Bank of Canada hit like a bombshell last summer. It was revealed that an Asian-looking female figure was gentrified by the federal institution to appease Canadians who expressed xenophobic views in a focus group. The news went viral around the world, with Canada’s reputation . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: No Asians + No Blacks + no gays + no turbans + no aboriginals = No Canada -OR- BankOfCanada’s state sponsored xenophobia

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Top Twenty Things Harper Can Do with Money Saved from Cancelled F-35 Purchase

Looks like Christmas came early : the news leaked that the much-criticized F-35 military jet purchase, first estimated at $16Billion or  $25Billion or $30B or $40B, has been cancelled.

Did Harper finally come to his senses about a jet which was rumoured not to function in nordic climates, have radar issues, and ever-growing costs.

Halleluiah!

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The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Guardian : What ails Canada?

Maple leaf ragged: what ails Canada?

Country's increasingly hardline stances on immigration (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rachel-decoste/kenney-immigration_b_1411909.html), tar sands, indigenous people and Quebec separatism (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rachel-decoste/pq-immigration_b_1842349.html) spark soul-searching.

On the topic of Immigration

Canada is one of the few countries in the world that still looks to immigration as a tool for nation-building – 20% of Canadians were born abroad, . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Guardian : What ails Canada?

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper trumpeted his lust for Brit colonialism in 2006 speech

At the heart of our relationship is the golden circle of the Crown which links us all together with the majestic past that takes us back to the Tudors, the Plantagenets, the Magna Carta, habeas corpus, petition of rights, and English common law […] all those massive stepping stones which the people of the British . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper trumpeted his lust for Brit colonialism in 2006 speech

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper jubilait son admiration pour la colonisation britannique dans un discours de 2006

Au cœur de notre relation se trouve le cercle de la Couronne, qui nous relie tous avec son passé majestueux qui nous ramène à l’époque des Tudors, des Plantagenets, de la Magna Carta, de l’habeas corpus, de la pétition des Droits, et de la Loi du peuple britannique […] tous ces grandes étapes que la . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper jubilait son admiration pour la colonisation britannique dans un discours de 2006

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La francophonie affaiblie au fédéral

MISE A JOUR: Le HuffingtonPost Québec publiera ce texte dans les jours qui viennent.  En ce Jour de la Francophonie en Ontario, l’heure et au bilan du fait français dans la province la plus peuplée et dans le reste du Canada.La Loi sur les langues officielles fut adoptée par le Parlement du Canada en . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La francophonie affaiblie au fédéral

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Canada’s Selective Immigration Strategy: an Evolution (Part 6/6)

1991 – REFORM PARTY RHETORICThe Reform’s early policy proposals for immigration were seen as highly controversial in Canada including a policy pamphlet called Blue Sheet that was issued in mid-1991 stating that Reformers opposed “any immigration based on race or creed or designed to radically or suddenly alter the ethnic makeup of Canada” . This . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Canada’s Selective Immigration Strategy: an Evolution (Part 6/6)

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Feds to spend $30M on celebrating the War of 1812

A Minister pontificates: "Without [this Historical event], you don't have the expression of a clear, full Canadian identity; without [this Historical event], aboriginal Canadians would have probably died off; without [this Historical event],… . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Feds to spend $30M on celebrating the War of 1812

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Xenophobe, Thy Name is Hudak!

Ottawa-Nepean PC candidate Randall Denley: "People who come from other countries, I guess I call them foreigners".Almost 30% of Canadians in Ottawa are immigrants. The 2006 census counted 47% of Toronto as "foreigners". Sir John A. … . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Xenophobe, Thy Name is Hudak!

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harper Haphazard with Brazil PM

The report this morning noted that they can’t even look at each other. Harper showed his snake charm and Brazil’s PM, a person of colour and a woman, ran the other direction. Now, the WashingtonPost reports that Harper had to lock himself in a bathroo… . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harper Haphazard with Brazil PM

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Help Harper Name His New Pet

PM Harper came out of a month-long media hiding last week to give his first full length interview since election day. Now he is asking the canadian population to help decide on whether to purchase $35B fighter jets, uh, I mean to help name his pet cat…. . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Help Harper Name His New Pet

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Majority out of reach, Tories say

Schadenfreude.The Star Exclusive: Majority out of reach, Tories sayThe adventures of a Franco Ontarian Viz Min Woman in Ottawa. . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Majority out of reach, Tories say

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Fox News North: lies from day 1

Looks like the apple didn't fall far from the tree…Faux News North, a.k.a. Sun News Network is already following their brotheren's lead by making up news stories. The Diva is surprised — not that it happened, but how quickly Faux News North … . . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Fox News North: lies from day 1