Politics Canada: Harper’s Orwellian scare tactics

It has just come out that our civil servants have been told to provide fodder to the Harper government’s wish to make terrorism a big issue in Canada.  An issue big enough that we don’t notice the horrific mishandling of our economy and tax system.  Harper used the Ottawa shooting to push through bill C-51 ...

Cowichan Conversations: Quebec Resident Charged at Border For Not Giving Up Phone Password

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger Our rights and freedoms are disappearing before our eyes. The new normal is ‘Orwellian’ and it is taking hold as commonplace. Like a lobster in a pot we are being conditioned to be accepting of these dangerous intrusions. Harper’s Bill C 51-The so called anti terrorism bill promises further intrusions, much further and all ...

350 or bust: Limiting Scientists’ Free Speech: A New Canadian Tradition

Ah, Rick, I love you, and your honesty and willingness to use your celebrity to remind Canadians what our nation has come to under Stephen Harper. Thanks! * Wondering what all the fuss is about? Listen to Dr. Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist from the University of Victoria, discuss the current clampdown on Canadian scientists ...

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee

alec-exposed-600x400_0 (2).jpg The month of March has seen unprecedented heat and temperatures. A rational thinking, scientifically-grounded individual could only posit, "Well, hmm, I bet climate change has something to do with the fact that in Madison, WI, it is 80 degrees in mid-March. Sometimes it's 60 or 70 degrees colder than this!" While that individual would ...