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Alberta Politics: Was there just a coup in Portugal? Why did Canada’s media ignore the story?

PHOTOS: The São Bento Palace, home of the Assembly of the Republic, in Lisbon. Was it just the site of a constitutional coup with implications for Canada? You’d never know from the local media. Below: Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva; Portugal’s national flag. Did you know a coalition of the left has been denied the . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Was there just a coup in Portugal? Why did Canada’s media ignore the story?

Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean, Stephen Harper, and the Great Betrayal

I see that Michaëlle Jean has a new job. Secretary-General of the corrupt dictator's club known as la Francophonie. And that Stephen Harper, who spent tens of thousands of dollars backing her candidacy, is absolutely delighted.

But sadly I don't share that enthusiasm. Because while Jean may turn out to be the best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean, Stephen Harper, and the Great Betrayal

The Canadian Progressive: Lindsey Stocker: “Teach boys that girls are not sexual objects”

by: Obert Madondo

Lindsey Stocker protest poster: “Instead of shaming girls for their bodies, teach boys that girls are not sexual objects” PHOTO: TWITTER

Canada has a serious women-hating problem. One that’s directly responsible for our perennial scourge of sexual violence against women. And to headlines like these:

One in five Canadians . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Lindsey Stocker: “Teach boys that girls are not sexual objects”

The Canadian Progressive: Eight Measures Against University of Ottawa’s Burgeoning Rape Culture

by: Obert Madondo

A student member of the University of Ottawa’s board of governors says the university’s response to recent report sexual violence against women is not enough.

Anaïs Elboujdaini, a political science student who spearheads the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture, proposes eight measures against rape culture on campus and in society.

The measures . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Eight Measures Against University of Ottawa’s Burgeoning Rape Culture

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Separatist candidate: pick immigrants based on ethnicity?

The French version of this article is available on HuffingtonPost Quebec website.  La version française de ce billet est disponible sur le site du HuffingtonPost Québec.

Parti Québécois candidate suggests racial profiling immigrants based on ethnicity on live radio.

Jean-François Lisée, star candidate of the Parti Québécois, embraced the same doctrine (Read more…)

. . . → Read More: The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Separatist candidate: pick immigrants based on ethnicity?

The Disaffected Lib: Our Cowardly Governor-General

Ex G.G. Michaelle Jean agreed to prorogue Parliament in December, 2008 apparently because she was intimidated by our thug prime minister, Stephen Harper, and feared that the Tory slime machine would subvert Canadian democracy if she refused.

Constitutional scholar Peter Russell told OntarioNewsWatch.com this week that weighing on Ms. Jean’s mind at the time was the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Our Cowardly Governor-General

A BCer in Toronto: Michaëlle Jean and memories of prorogations past

An interesting story came out this week offering some insight into former Governor General Michaëlle Jean’s decision to grant Stephen Harper’s Conservative government a prorogation of Parliament in 2008 when he was facing defeat at the hands of the Liberal/NDP coalition.

Constitutional scholar Peter Russell told OntarioNewsWatch.com this week that weighing on . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: Michaëlle Jean and memories of prorogations past

Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean and the Con Attack Machine

I wanted to give Michaëlle Jean the benefit of the doubt, when she said two years ago that she saved Stephen Harper's Con regime during the Coalition Crisis, in the higher interests of the nation.

My preoccupation was really to make the best decision in the interest of the country. What was best for . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michaëlle Jean and the Con Attack Machine

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Dr. Dawg highlights Peter Russell’s take on the Cons’ 2008 efforts to prevent a Parliamentary majority from actually exercising its right to vote down a government which had lost the confidence of the House of Commons. And Steven Chase follows up by noting the role that the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

But I Bet She Woulda Fired Michaelle Jean If She Hadn’t Have Allowed Stevie To Prorogue in 2008/09

A Montreal woman, Chantal Dupuis took it upon herself to write the Queen, asking her to fire ol’ Stevie Spiteful and his government. Hell, why not? If as all these monarchist cheerleaders so love to shove down our throats, she’s the “Queen of Canada”, why shouldn’t she earn her keep? Besides, if one . . . . . → Read More: But I Bet She Woulda Fired Michaelle Jean If She Hadn’t Have Allowed Stevie To Prorogue in 2008/09