Maple-Flavoured Politics: Questions of Harassment

Two Liberal MPs were recently suspended from caucus for what statements from the Liberal Party of Canada and Justin Trudeau called “personal misconduct.” Media reports went further, describing it has harassment of MPs in another party. Some media reports were even more specific, calling it sexual harassment. This incident raised questions in my mind. When ...

Bill Longstaff: If you’re a democrat, instruct your MP to support Chong’s Bill

An opportunity to strike a blow for parliamentary democracy has suddenly arisen and all democrats should take advantage of it. On Thursday, Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, will introduce a Bill in the House that would dramatically devolve power from party leaders to MPs and constituency associations. The Bill, entitled An Act to amend ...

Cowichan Conversations: Senior Civil Servant Risks Career – Goes Public!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Kevin Page took on the challenge of setting up and overseeing the first Parliamentary Budget Office. He managed and maintained this enormous undertaking and he did it while mourning the death of his 20 year old son. In the linked post below Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer, tells us of a Harper Government that has  ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Sunday Roundup: Harper Picked Chinese Pandas Over Journey of Nishiyuu Aboriginal Youth

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize the popular view that Harper […] The post Sunday Roundup: ...

CuriosityCat: At least none of OUR MPs has been found with an orange in his mouth. Not yet.

Former MP? Nobody skewers their own kith and kin with devastating play of the knife as the British do. My latest chuckle arose reading John O’Sullivan’s article in today’s Globe & Mail entitled Cameronism at an impasse. O’Sullivan once ran (unsuccessfully) for Parliament for the Conservative Party, and was a speechwriter in 10 Downing Street ...

calgaryliberal.com: NDP MPs yell at Elizabeth May to stop her from speaking in the House of Commons (SleepyRobAnders)

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CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: MPs in the dark about the billions in Conservative government spending

Now we know why Treasury Board President Tony Clement did not think twice before spending $50-million of G8 funds in his Muskoka riding. Why Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page threatened to sue the Harper government for refusing to comply with his repeated requests for financial and related information.  Now we know why some of the ...

CalgaryLiberal: The Problem with #DenounceHarper: It’s about getting even

There are some major problems with the #DenounceHarper hashtag on twitter. It has been trending on twitter for the last day or so and, for all intents and purposes, it has been quite a silly affair. First of all, there have been complaints surrounding Mr. Harper’s Conservatives only winning 39% of the vote and landing ...

Left Over: The Continued Character Assassination of Kevin Page…and an Antidote

This is addressed to all those CRAP MPs who hover like wasps over rancid jam ’round the PM.. Do none of you have a backbone? Is there not a single honest and moral bone in any of your bodies, that you stand around and let this madness continue? Will none of you have the grace ...

Bill Longstaff: Why losing "my" MP leaves me indifferent

The MP for Calgary Centre, Lee Richardson, has announced he is resigning his seat to take a job as Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s principal secretary. Considering that Calgary Centre is my riding, I suppose I should be concerned about losing my representative in Parliament but, as Mr. Richardson has represented me in name only, I ...

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinited Bill C-10 Hunger Strike: Day 9 Update

This journal entry covers days 8 and 9 (March 21 and 22) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am on … Continue reading →