Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Bob Hepburn writes that more Canadians approve of the idea of a guaranteed annual income than oppose it – even as the concept is all too frequently dismissed as politically unpalatable. And Stuart Trew points out that a majority of Canadians disagree with the corporate super-rights contained in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – If there’s any lesson we should all be able to draw from the past decade in Canadian politics, it’s that anything can happen. But it’s still rather amazing to see Gerald Caplan get hopeful about the NDP’s prospects of forming a social-democratic government: Faithful readers will know that ...

Politics and its Discontents: Contemporary Fascism: Harper Government Suppression Of Information Continues Unabated

In reviewing some of the traditional hallmarks of fascism, it is frightening to observe so many of them on the Canadian landscape, not the least of which is the Harper muzzling of federal scientists, who can no longer talk about their discoveries without government permission. Do these other characteristics of fascism look familiar? 1. Watch ...