As cowardly, indefensible and savage as the terrorist attacks on Paris were, equally so is the response of the right-wing, eager to score points by exploiting that massacre for its own twisted political purposes.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read Montreal Simon’s post on the matter. As well, check . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Cowardly And Indefensible
Stephen Harper met with controversial Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last month and didn’t tell anyone
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No one in . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Donald Bleats , Harper/Walker Meet..And Other Rightwing Treats…
Well, as a new week dawns I find that I am not quite ready to turn to new topics, as Omar Khadr is still very much in the news. For a good roundup of the implications of his release on bail and his short media scrum, be sure to check out Montreal Simon’s post today.
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The only valid argument for saving the CBC is that it has a MANDATE, coast to coast to coast, to be there for all the people of this country, to disseminate information (however flawed that process might be these days..) and news for the entire country, especially those less well-served by the media . . . → Read More: Left Over: Should the CBC Walk the Proverbial Plank?
I have to admit I was feeling rather discouraged the other day when I read this CBC report in which an EKOS Research poll found that only 27 percent of respondents were familiar with the ‘Fair’ Elections Act. Then I read Montreal Simon’s post this morning and felt a little better.
Here is the short . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: This Gift From Montreal Simon
As a supplement to Montreal Simon’s post yesterday on Jean Pierre Kingsley’s appearance before the committee hearings on the ‘Fair’ Elections Act, you might want to spare two minutes to watch this report from The National on his concerns:
As well, here is a report that shows growing public awareness and discontent about the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Opposition To The ‘Fair’ Elections Act Grows
Like an ugly stain that resists the most determined efforts at removal, Bill C-520, a ‘private member’s bill’ proposed by Conservative MP Mark Adler, has Stephen Harper’s signature and paranoid paw prints all over it.
The bill, about which I have written previously, would require all employees in parliamentary watchdog offices — such . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: His Hands Are All Over It
Thanks to Montreal Simon, DESMOG CANADA, Press Progress and others for alerting us to the true extent of Rex Murphy’s egregious conflict of interest in his role as CBC commentator.
Murphy is yet another sad but solid indication of the policy of appeasement the Corporation has adopted toward the Harper cabal.
My . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Leading Exemplar of The CBC’s Policy Of Conservative Appeasement
I have shamelessly cribbed the following from Montreal Simon. Please check out his commentary on the continuing Toronto soap opera known simply as The Rob Ford Follies.
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Many thanks to Montreal Simon, who created this trenchant attack ad:
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