daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Bizarre MP Peter Goldring admits to wearing a secret video camera pen to work

Edmonton-East Member of Parliament Peter Goldring has spent much of his Ottawa career in pursuit of odd-ball political issues. A holdover from the loony days of the Reform Party of Canada, Mr. Goldring has already announced his plans to retire… Continue Reading →

Alberta Diary: Russia must be stopped! And Peter Goldring’s just the man to do it! We’ll fight to the last Frenchman and German!

After we’ve won the war with Russia, a beachhead in the Caribbean! Edmonton MP Peter Goldring as illustrated by Press Progress. Below: Rob Ford, Louis Riel, Ann of Green Gables and last year’s military licence plate, which is presumably the same as this year’s military licence plate. Whenever you think it’s safe to start ridiculing ...

The Canadian Progressive: Government teaching new Canadians to hate Louis Riel

The government is rewriting Canadian history by poisoning the minds of new Canadians with an egregious misrepresentation of Louis Riel, the nineteenth-century leader of the Métis people and the founder of Manitoba province. The post Government teaching new Canadians to hate Louis Riel appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Calgary Grit: Canada has always been at war with Eurasia

RB Bennett was one of Canada’s most popular Prime Ministers, to the point where average Canadians would name their buggies after him. We found out last week that the Harper Conservatives will be leading a review of the way Canadian history is taught in schools. We don’t yet have word on whether this review will ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Tom Flanagan flogged for child pornography comments.

TweetComments made by conservative election strategist Tom Flanagan about child pornography on Wednesday night have sparked outrage and condemnation of the University of Calgary professor. Speaking at an event hosted by the reputable Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs in Lethbridge, Dr. Flanagan was recorded telling the audience that viewing child pornography shouldn’t be a ...

Calgary Grit: Liberal Leadership Races Through History (Part 1): The 19th Century

Previously: Prologue In the 19th Century, political parties still followed the British tradition of having caucus select their leader. At least, they followed this tradition when they felt the need to have a leader. In both the 1867 and 1872 elections, the Liberals ran sans chef. That may seem unfathomable today, but all politics was ...