Cowichan Conversations: Dear Leap Manifesto Critics: There Will Be No Jobs On A Dead Planet

The freak out response by many corporate media pundits and confused politicians opposed to the ‘Leap Manifesto’ is revealing and instructive. Their outrageous over reaction to a well thought out direction for survival in Read more…

Left Over: Droning on and On at the NDP Convention…(but no drones, please!)

Tiny socialist caucus raises ruckus at NDP convention Party forces protesting delegates to put away anti-drone banner By Laura Payton, CBC News What a bunch of middle of the road drones the NDP has become…now  there is  a muzzling of dissent? I have always voted NDP – not because I agreed with them on everything – ...

Montreal Simon: Pierre Poutine and the Heart of Darkness

He's still out there hiding in the shadows. His foul breath still hangs heavy in the air. But it seems the trail of the demon dialer Pierre Poutine has come to a dead end. Elections Canada investigators tracking “Pierre Poutine” hit a dead end when the Internet address behind misleading robocalls in the last election led ...

Northern Reflections: And The Winner Is . . .

Who knows? Lawrence Martin writes this morning that: Just a little more than a week ago, Mulcair was riding a wave of endorsements from party members and media pundits. Now though, there is doubt. You can see it on the faces of those in his camp and even on that of the candidate himself. Mulcair’s ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: You Know The NDP Is In Town

..the TTC operators are extra surly. On my way to the convention center, a senior got on the bus in front of me with a couple of obsolete tokens.  He told the driver that was all he had, and several other people on board offered to cover.  Naturally, a standoff ensued, with the driver calling ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: I’m In!

Got my confirming email yesterday, so that makes it official.  I’ll be blogging NDP leadership convention this weekend.  My prep work is almost complete, and I’m down to choosing which t-shirt to wear on day 2. Any blogging I do will be relatively gentle and non-partisan–like a friendly anthropologist come to study the curious ways ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Hopefully the NDP Convention isn’t done before I even get there.

It seems everyone is picking Thomas Mulclair as the favorite to be the next NDP leader after the voting is all said and done. Pundits are predicting it, and there must be a grain of truth to it when former NDP leader Ed Broadbent went public last week with a blistering attack on Mulclair. Normally, ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Looking forward to covering the NDP Leadership Convention

The NDP is holding their leadership convention on March 23-24 in Toronto, and they put out the word a month or so back that they would be accrediting bloggers to cover their convention. After some consultations, instead of applying as representing my individual blog, I decided to apply to represent Progressive Bloggers as an organization, ...