Cowichan Conversations: Calling In The Backup: Chiefs Unite To Face PM Harper

This is Day 40 of Chief Theresa Spence’s Hunger Strike. She has reportedly lost 30 pounds while living on a liquid diet to protest living conditions and treaty infractions faced by natives across Canada. The Huffington Post featured this report by Canadian Press reporter Heather Schofield. OTTAWA – Top First Nations chiefs from across the ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: The Smoking Gun: Who was the real author of the 2012 omnibus bills?

Friday, January 11, 2013 Kudos to Greenpeace Canada for finding something of a smoking gun exposing  the role of the oil and gas industry in the gutting of Canada’s environmental laws.  Greenpeace has released a letter from the Energy Framework Initiative (EFI), representing every major oil and gas industry association, asking that the government undertake ...

The Canadian Progressive: PETITION: British Crown Must Honour Canada-First Nations Treaties, Revoke Bill C-45, And Fire Harper & GG

Dear British Crown: honour Canada-First Nations treaties, revoke Bill C-45, and immediately fire Prime Minister Harper and Governor General Johnston: Please sign the PETITION: British Crown Must Honour Canada-First Nations Treaties, Revoke Bill C-45 now! Petition text: On the 28th January 2013, just 6 hours before the Canadian Parliament resumes in Ottawa, one of the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Authoritarian Rule Comes To Canada. Harper Is Out Of Control!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Generally speaking Canadians have pretty much thrived in a democratic society where the ‘Rule of Law’ is observed along with respect for parliamentary traditions and practices. It is the civilized way to live and we have done well by it. Today the governance of our country has been reduced to ‘Arithmetic.’ Processes ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Liberal Party Petition: No More Omnibus Bills, Harper

The just-concluded Parliamentary session witnessed “serious abuses of power by the Harper Conservatives” through the use of two omnibus bills “that are radically changing Canada”: crime Bill C-10 and Budget Bill C-38. Please Go HERE to sign and share the Liberal Party of Canada’s petition against this abuse of power by Harper and the Conservatives.

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bill That Couldn’t Happen Here

Back when I worked for the House of Commons, every time an Omnibus Bill was proposed (and the usual discussions and negotiations around splitting it were occurring) we would joke about the ultimate Omnibus Bill – An Act for the Government of Canada, with everything a government wanted to do in one bill. Of course, ...