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Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s ‘Newspaper Of Record’ Further Debases Itself

Currently, The Globe and Mail, the hubristically self-proclaimed newspaper of record and Canada’s national newspaper, is embroiled in an ugly labour dispute with its workers.

In a statement issued last week, Unifor, the union representing the workers,

recommended members reject the company’s offer because it would weaken job security, reduce base pay for . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Canada’s ‘Newspaper Of Record’ Further Debases Itself

Politics and its Discontents: If You Are Still Looking For A Reason To Be Outraged …

Look no further. This is almost too painful to watch, but watch it we must:

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Politics and its Discontents: What The Harper Oil Enthusiasts Don’t Want You To Think About

This and this:

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Politics and its Discontents: Is Oil Our Economic Salvation?

Interesting, isn’t it, that despite the propaganda coming out of both Alberta and the Prime Minister’s Office about oil being the economic engine and saviour of Canada, that our Western friends are finding themselves experiencing some economic malaise? Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Is Oil Our Economic Salvation?

Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom – Harper and Oil

In this time of unprecedented climate change, I think most people realize that Stephen Harper has an unhealthy addiction to oil, one that marks him as truly retrogressive as he seeks to return Canada to its traditional role as primarily an exporter of resources, all the while couching that backward movement with the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Walkom – Harper and Oil

Politics and its Discontents: Harper’s Parody of Democracy

Yesterday, I wrote a post expressing cynicism about Heritage Minister James Moore’s tough talk concerning Enbridge, expressing the view that it was just more political posturing on the part of Harper Inc. since the company has come under much media scrutiny due to its record of oil spills.

Reading another story today . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harper’s Parody of Democracy

Politics and its Discontents: Exposing More Harper Lies

Those who believe the Harper propaganda that the changes to environmental oversight contained in Omnibus Bill C-38 are simply ‘housekeeping’ and ‘streamlining’ measures may find this notification from the National Energy Board of interest:

As a result of the amendments to section 118, the Board no longer requires applicants for oil and . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Exposing More Harper Lies

Politics and its Discontents: On Pipeline Safety

Given Calgary’s recent designation as the “greatest city in Canada” and the entire province enjoying sainthood status under the current Prime Minister, it is with some trepidation that I draw your attention to a story that could get me labelled as divisive and an environmental terrorist.

In a column that challenges government . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: On Pipeline Safety