CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Fare thee well, Canada!

Fare thee well Goodbye, Mr. Sourpuss. Hello, Mr. Sunshine. Yesterday 68% of Canadian voters sent a message to politicians: Canada has had enough of sleazy Harperism. Now we have MPs elected from the Liberal Party, NDP and Green parties with the mandate to scrap the undemocratic First Past the Post System of electing our MPs, ...

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Fare thee well, Canada!

Fare thee well Goodbye, Mr. Sourpuss. Hello, Mr. Sunshine. Yesterday 68% of Canadian voters sent a message to politicians: Canada has had enough of sleazy Harperism. Now we have MPs elected from the Liberal Party, NDP and Green parties with the mandate to scrap the undemocratic First Past the Post System of electing our MPs, ...

CuriosityCat: Debate confirms that Canada will have a new government on October 20

Here’s the Nanos latest poll, showing support at various times over the past 12 months: Where have the polls been? Check the listing of all 2015 polls at Poll Tracker for this.  Run  your eye down the percentages favouring the Conservatives in these 109 polls – can you spot any that put them over 34%? ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bill That Couldn’t Happen Here

Back when I worked for the House of Commons, every time an Omnibus Bill was proposed (and the usual discussions and negotiations around splitting it were occurring) we would joke about the ultimate Omnibus Bill – An Act for the Government of Canada, with everything a government wanted to do in one bill. Of course, ...

Trashy's World: One year on…

One year ago today, a minority of Canadians elected a Harper majority government. So, what have I learned? I learned that growing pot is a worse crime than being a pedophile. That it’s OK to force people to register a car, but an affront to democracy to do so for a gun. That the government ...

Canadian Progressive World: The Day Stephen Harper Called Canada a Benign Dictatoship

“Canada’s system of one-party-plus rule has stunted democracy.” – Stephen Harper (and Tom Flanagan) Not long ago, Stephen Harper suggested that “although we like to think of ourselves as living in a mature democracy, we …Read More