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Cowichan Conversations: Harper Rigged the Game and Stacked The Deck. Natives Withdraw From Enbridge Hearings!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

You have to hand to our neocon Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He can manage a straight face and studied and affected ‘cool demanour’ as he jams ‘Omnibus Bills’ down our throats, puts Canada’s rivers, lakes and coastines up for grabs.

Treaties fall to the greed of the oil and gas . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Harper Rigged the Game and Stacked The Deck. Natives Withdraw From Enbridge Hearings!

Cowichan Conversations: The True Scandal of First Nations’ Funding Being Sidelined!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

The slippery manoeuvre from the Harper squad to leak dated and incomplete so called reports regarding the financial affairs of the Attiwapiskat First Nations under the political leadership of Chief Theresa Spence shows the depths Harper will go to derail the hunger striking Chief and slow down the ‘Idle . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The True Scandal of First Nations’ Funding Being Sidelined!

Impolitical: Navigable waters nightmare

Robin Rowland, a B.C. based journalist writes about an overlooked aspect of the omnibus Bill C-45, its drastic reduction of rivers, lakes and streams protected by the Navigable Waters Protection Act from 2.5 million to 159. This is one of the driving concerns underlying the Idle No More movement as these changes will affect aboriginal . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Navigable waters nightmare

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Sells the Omnibus

Happy to see another RMR to help us through the trials and tribulations inflicted upon us by our Harper Conservative Government. Enjoy. . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Sells the Omnibus

Trashy's World: Saturday miscellany…

Ah. Another session of Parliament and another tome of an omnibus bill. Despite whines and screeches to the contrary, there is lots of new stuff in this 450 page monstrosity! The Navigable Waters Act, Indian Act, Customs Act, Hazardous Materials, the Fisheries Act, Canada Shipping Act… The list goes on and on and most have . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Saturday miscellany…

350 or bust: Rick Mercer on Stephen Harper: He Knows Better, But Doesn’t Care

Rick Mercer’s back, and in fine form. Here’s Rick’s rant from September 18th, Omnibus Bill II: The Sequel. Wake up, Canadians!

Impolitical: Mercer does omnibus

I agree. Could have done without the use of the word handsome but otherwise, spot on.

Also, look for MP pension reform to be included in the omnibus bill for public relations purposes, always a paramount priority:  When Peter Van Loan announced Monday that scaling back MP’s retirement nest eggs would figure into . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Mercer does omnibus

Canadian Progressive: Bad News: Two Polls Give Harper Conservatives Edge Over News Democrats

As the Canadian Parliament returns for what promises to be another acrimonious session, two opinion polls show that the Harper Conservatives hold a slight lead over Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll pegs Conservative support at 34 per cent, the New Democrats at 27, the Liberals at 24 and the Greens at . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Bad News: Two Polls Give Harper Conservatives Edge Over News Democrats

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: What Republican Texas Said About Harper’s Crime Bill C-10

In this video, the CBC News reported from Texas where even tough-on-crime Republicans told Canada not to follow America’s failed path of mandatory sentences and massive prison expansion, which cost them billions and drove crime rates up. The report warned about the consequences of this un-Canadian and vindictive criminal justice approach: billions of taxpayers’ dollars; . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: What Republican Texas Said About Harper’s Crime Bill C-10

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper’s Crime Bill C-10: Breaking Down The Cost

The Harper government’s flagship tough on crime omnibus legislation will cost Canadian taxpayers at least $15-billion to implement. Bill C-10 is a suite of crime legislation that will radically stir the Canadian justice system away from the preventive and restorative measures which have proven to be more humane, effective and cheaper for Canada, towards billion-dollar . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper’s Crime Bill C-10: Breaking Down The Cost

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: With new NDP shadow cabinet, Mulcair plots Harper’s 2015 defeat

Last week’s 24-hour House of Commons vote on Stephen Harper‘s draconian budget Bill C-38, the “Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act”, ended in a dramatic fashion. The New Democratic Party (NDP), the Official Opposition, concluded the vote with a spontaneous: Deux mille quinze! Deux mille quinze! Deux mille quinze! chant. That’s French for 2015! But why . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: With new NDP shadow cabinet, Mulcair plots Harper’s 2015 defeat

Left Over: And the “I didn’t Vote” Whingers are at it Again….

As the proverbial dust settles on our raped and pillaged Canadian democracy, there are outcries everywhere about this drastic rewrite of our country’s laws and protections..

How many of the whiners out there actually voted, and if they did, voted for the Tories?

Bet they won’t be too quick to admit it now..even the seniors, . . . → Read More: Left Over: And the “I didn’t Vote” Whingers are at it Again….

Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Tonight, today, right now, MPs are in parliament for an unprecedented marathon of voting on proposed changes and deletions to the omnibus budget bill C-38. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past couple weeks or just don’t find Canadian politics that riveting…then I don’t understand you, but that doesn’t matter just get . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Tonight, today, right now, MPs are in parliament for an unprecedented marathon of voting on proposed changes and deletions to the omnibus budget bill C-38. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past couple weeks or just don’t find Canadian politics that riveting…then I don’t understand you, but that doesn’t matter just get . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: A Vigil for Our Budget

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Maybe I’m starting to sound like a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy but that’s only because…I’m a shameless Elizabeth May fanboy! How can you not be when she gets up in the House, as she did Monday, and makes an epic speech like this?

The main point of her “point of order” is that the Conservative . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Fauxmnibus Bill

Leftist Jab: Blackout Speakout

Find out more on the .pdf file here. And read Elizabeth May’s epic point of order regarding the travesty of democracy that is this “omnibus bill”.