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Politics, Re-Spun: Spring: the Season of Sexism and Dress Codes

Over the years we have written about sexist school and sports dress codes. But since it’s spring, we should expect a great deal of attention in the non-progressive media to what is either inappropriately dressed teen girls, or the increasingly less subtle slutshaming and sexism that we heap on women. This year’s keynote is from … Continue reading Spring: the Season of Sexism and Dress Codes

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Politics, Re-Spun: Parlez-Vous Contempt?

Comment? Conservative contempt for democracy, representation, culture, and people not like themselves [really really white!] does not end with Harper or #TheNewHarper. This new francophone minister, the anglophone Squires, not only clings to her talking points as if her political life depends on it [which it does], but she also waxes unironically about herself, showing … Continue reading Parlez-Vous Contempt?

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Politics, Re-Spun: Parlez-Vous Contempt?

Comment? Conservative contempt for democracy, representation, culture, and people not like themselves [really really white!] does not end with Harper or #TheNewHarper. This new francophone minister, the anglophone Squires, not only clings to her talking points as if her political life depends on it [which it does], but she also waxes unironically about herself, showing … Continue reading Parlez-Vous Contempt?

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Paul S. Graham: What’s a Manitoba Lefty to do?

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives won a majority government last week, leaving many left-of-centre citizens feeling somewhat shell-shocked and adrift on a sea of uncertainty after 17 years of predictable but increasingly unsatisfactory NDP government. Even though the outcome had been foreseen for many months by all but the most optimistic Dippers, many professed shock that the […] . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: What’s a Manitoba Lefty to do?

Bill Longstaff: Prairie blues

On Monday, a political colour map of the Prairie provinces would have shown a blue stripe hemmed in by orange on both sides. Today, the palette shows a decidedly blue shift. The Conservatives’ impressive win over the incumbent New Democrats in Manit… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Prairie blues

Bill Longstaff: Prairie blues

On Monday, a political colour map of the Prairie provinces would have shown a blue stripe hemmed in by orange on both sides. Today, the palette shows a decidedly blue shift. The Conservatives’ impressive win over the incumbent New Democrats in Manit… . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Prairie blues

Montreal Simon: Meet Brian Pallister the PC Leader of Manitoba AND Costa Rica

Brian Pallister is the Progressive Conservative leader of Manitoba.And in just four days he is widely expected to be elected as the new premier of that province.But now there seems to be some confusion.Will he be the new leader of Manitoba or Costa Ri… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Meet Brian Pallister the PC Leader of Manitoba AND Costa Rica

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Where’s Wall’s Western Strategy Now?

It wasn’t very long ago that Brad Wall was a part of shaping western Canada. He wanted BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and maybe even Manitoba to agree on LCD wage and labour codes, so we could more easily trade workers around. Now that he’s surrounded by NDP provinces, he’s not involved? Alberta & Manitoba have agreed […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Where’s Wall’s Western Strategy Now?

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Winnipeg (recap)

Those who want to vote strategically in the coming election are often find it challenging to decide which party to vote for. This is again true in the current election. In a series of posts I have reviewed five Winnipeg ridings where strategic voting could make a difference in voting.  These are: Strategic voting . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Winnipeg (recap)

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Winnipeg South: vote Liberal

Winnipeg has become an important battle ground in the recent election. In the last election, in 2011, six of the eight ridings that include part of Winnipeg went Conservative.  In five of these, strategic voting could make a difference. Strategic voting Winnipeg South Winnipeg South: vote Liberal CPC incumbent Rod Bruinooge is not running.  electionprediction.org regards it . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Winnipeg South: vote Liberal

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital: vote Liberal

Saint Boniface-Saint Vital: vote Liberal Tactical voting inSaint Boniface-Saint Vital

In recent posts, I suggested that tactical voters in Elmwood-Transcona should vote NDP, that in Winnipeg South Centre, tactical voters are best advised to vote Liberal, and that in Kildonan-St. Paul, tactical votes should go to the NDP. In this post, I will argue that in Saint Boniface-Saint-Vital, strategic voters should . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital: vote Liberal

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Kildonan-St. Paul: Vote NDP

Kildonan-St. Paul: vote NDP Strategic voting in Kildonan-St. Paul In recent posts, I suggested strategic voters in Elmwood-Transcona should vote NDP, and in Winnipeg South Centre, strategic voters are best advised to vote Liberal. In this post, I will argue that although Kildonan-St. Paul is a long shot, tactical voters should back the NDP. The incumbent MP for Kildonan-St. . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic Voting in Kildonan-St. Paul: Vote NDP

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Winnipeg South Centre: vote Liberal

Winnipeg South Centre: vote Liberal In my last post, I urged strategic voters in Elmwood-Transcona to vote NDP. In the nearby riding of Winnipeg South Centre, strategic voters should vote Liberal.

Strategic voting in Winnipeg South Center The Conservative incumbent is Joyce Bateman, who was recently in the news for reading a prepared list of ‘Enemies of . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Winnipeg South Centre: vote Liberal

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Elmwood-Transcona: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Elmwood-Transcona: vote NDP Strategic voting in Elmood-Transcona

Winnipeg has become an important battle ground in the recent election. In the last election, in 2011, six of the eight ridings that include part of Winnipeg went Conservative. In several of these, strategic voting could make a difference.  One of these is Elmwood-Transcona. Elmwood-Transcona . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Elmwood-Transcona: vote NDP

OpenMedia.ca: Wireless prices are so high that a black market is now emerging

Cheaper plans being sold on Kijiji? This has got to stop! 

Article by Peter Nowak for Alphabeatic

You know wireless pricing in Canada is messed up when there’s a black market emerging to provide people with better deals.

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Paul S. Graham: Video: Manitoba government urged to recognize the genocide and help heal the trauma

Winnipeg, June, 5, 2015: At the Manitoba Legislative Building, Maeengan Linklater answers journalists’ questions about his proposed Manitoba Indian Residential Schools Genocide and Reconciliation Memorial Day Act. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has completed its work, and the major federal political parties have have adopted . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Manitoba government urged to recognize the genocide and help heal the trauma

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline: Maude Barlow raises alarm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Beginning April 11, communities along TransCanada’s proposed Energy East route in Manitoba and Saskatchewan will hear why the pipeline is all risk and little reward for them.

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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Manitoba Autism Crisis Demonstrates Need For A REAL Canadian National Autism Strategy

Canada, despite a private members motion championed by the late Fredericton MP Andy Scott and Nova Scotia MP Peter Stoffer which called for one, does not have a REAL National Autism Strategy.  The failure to enact a REAL National Autism Strategy means that in some provinces very few autistic children receive intensive early ABA . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Manitoba Autism Crisis Demonstrates Need For A REAL Canadian National Autism Strategy

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: RCMP Pursuing A Relationship

Cop constructively abducts Native woman in Canada <~ media calls it "Pursuing a Relationship" FU pic.twitter.com/tdHy8daYKg

— lastrealindians.com (@lastrealindians) January 9, 2015

RCMP officers don’t possess good sense given to every other human being, apparently.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskPower Says Bigger Is Better, Even Losses? #PowerToGrow

As a followup to the Star Phoenix’s article on the hugely expensive, and (public) money losing CCS plant at Estevan, comes word of further cost overruns. The overruns, in the hundreds of millions of dollars, would have been sufficient to buy Regina its Stadium II, outright, fix its pension shortfall, or replace its Waste Water . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: SaskPower Says Bigger Is Better, Even Losses? #PowerToGrow

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.

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Robert Reich discusses how a reasonable balance of economic and political power is necessary to any protection of meaningful personal freedom: In reality, corporate free speech drowns out the free speech of ordinary people who can’t flood the halls of Congress with campaign contributions.

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Bill Longstaff: On the good news front—Experimental Lakes Area is open for business

Of all the victims of the federal government’s suppression of science, the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) was perhaps the most important. The ELA, comprised of 58 freshwater lakes along with accommodation and laboratories, is a unique Canadian scientific research facility, the only site in the world where whole lake-experimentation is carried out.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: 40 Years of Accidents in a Single Year

2013 had more railroad accidents than the past 40 years combined. Also, if you remember, a Quebec town was blown up, killing dozens instantly after the Lac Megantic rail disaster from under-staffing of a trail carrying dangerous tarsands bitumen in cars not rated for carrying it.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canadian Woman Freezes To Death

I wonder if talk radio will be buzzing about how Manitobans let a young woman freeze to death rather than stop and see why she was trying to flag them down for help.

I bet John Gormley Live will be all over this scandal and worrying shift in Canadian values.

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