With one of the least experienced ministers in the government responsible for democratic institutions, you sometimes wonder what this special committee on electoral reform is supposed to solve. It seems to be a distraction. If there was a list prepared of the 100 most serious problems facing Canada’s democracy, it is likely that how we […] . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: What does electoral reform solve?
3 years ago, I explained what was happening with the Duffy trial. Today it came to a close. It's about the credibility of Duffy vs. the credibility of the Harper PMO. One of them will take a big hit today. — Lawrence Martin (@LMartinOttawa) April 21, 2016 whatever else to think about #duffy verdict, good […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: #Duffy Not Faulted For Listening To Harper
During the 2015 federal election on October 19, Canadians should use the power of the vote to fire Stephen Harper over the Mike Duffy scandal, says NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.
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“When I refer to the government as an elected dictatorship it’s not personal in any way to the Prime Minister nor to his party, it’s a reference to what’s happened, a creeping growth, an unhealthy growth of power in the Prime Minister’s Office—Elizabeth May, Leaders Debate
Less than one week after Elizabeth May . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Nigel Wright Trips Over Duffygate
If you haven’t tuned into the Duffy trial over the past week, than you are living under a rock, or you’re missing one of the best political dramas in Canadian history. The cross examination of Nigel Wright in Senator Mike Duffy’s trial over inappropriate expenses, is becoming quite interesting to many Canadians. Canada seems to […] . . . → Read More: Mind Bending Politics: Harper’s House of Cards is Falling Down
Stephen Harper says ‘subordinates’ not responsible for Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy’s actions Conservative leader faces questions arising from senator’s fraud trial, for 3rd day in a row
By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Aug 14, 2015 1:01 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015 5:26 PM ET
“…You hold . . . → Read More: Left Over: Harper’s Hapless Harbingers…There’s Your Trouble…
Stephen Harper’s dictatorship-style PMO forced John Baird to resign as Canada’s foreign affairs minister and chicken out of the 2015 federal election.
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Libby Davies, NDP deputy leader, won’t run in 2015
CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2014 1:26 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014 7:39 PM ET
Having watched Ms. Davies for all of the forty years of her political career, starting with her election to Vancouver Council, I am saddened, but not . . . → Read More: Left Over: So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You, Libby…..
APTN demonstrates how low a priority First Nations relations are with the Harper government at the moment:
The Franklin expedition ship found by researchers on the Arctic seabed has a detailed and colourful history within Inuit oral tradition, yet the Inuit garnered only one 17-word sentence among the press releases and backgrounders released by the . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Harper / PMO: “The Inuit knew about the Franklin ships? Who knew?”
Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his recent dictatorship-style attack on Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.
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Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/feds-robocall-themselves-in-search-for-unused-telephone-lines-1.2646727
“Come on!” – RCMP
The Canadian people know when they’re being fed smoke and mirrors, and things taste very smoky and shiny right now.
@PierAsselin It almost seems like he just doesn't like the questions being raised.— Stephen Maher (@stphnmaher) April 23, 2014
+1 RT @mdemeny: So the letter refuting the RCMP as an agent . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: PMO: RCMP is Deeply Offended You’re Not Buying Their Crap
It happens with plenty of Harperites. They Resign, no wait, they were Fired. Depending on who you are, there’s a different tale of what caused the undesirable to fall under the Harper Omni-Bus.
Nigel Wright who worked in the Prime Minister’s Office until last year was also Resign-Fired. Fired.
Michael . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Soudas was Resign-Fired #HarperFired #cdnpoli
by: Obert Madondo | March 31, 2014
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dropped the f-bomb when he addressed the crowd at the Fight for the Cure charity boxing match in Gatineau, Quebec, over the weekend.
“I’m going tell you, there is no experience like stepping into this ring and measuring yourself,” Trudeau said. “Your name, your . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Scandalous Senate and PMO appointments say Harper is unqualified to criticise Trudeau’s f-bomb
We won’t have long to wait for the release of the tell-all book on Mike Duffy, penned by his old journalism colleague, Dan Leger.
The book, Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal, is said to revisit the good old days when Leger met Duffy in Ottawa (1984-1990) and traces Duffy’s television career, his pursuit . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Duffy’s Shadow Looms Over Harper’s Future
Our lying Prime Minister felt betrayed and angry, and … deceived?
The scheme only became public after a CTV news report on the evening of May 14.
The next morning, said Harper, he met with Wright, the successful Toronto financier he had brought to Ottawa in 2010 to be his right-hand man.
“He told me . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: PMO: Anger Betrayal Deception; Oil
An opportunity to strike a blow for parliamentary democracy has suddenly arisen and all democrats should take advantage of it. On Thursday, Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills, will introduce a Bill in the House that would dramatically devolve power from party leaders to MPs and constituency associations.
The Bill, entitled An Act to amend . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: If you’re a democrat, instruct your MP to support Chong’s Bill
Harper’s leadership is becoming increasingly shaky in the wake of the Senate Expenses scandal. Rick Mercer’s Rant this week hit the nail on the head as far as Harper’s denials in the House of Commons are concerned:
“Either he is psychotic or he was in on it” Perhaps more interesting is that . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Rumbling Begins?
Stephen Harper’s greasy premiership relies on the notion that what goes on within his private, personal agency, the PMO, is not his responsibility. This from Prime Minister Accountability & Transparency ™.
“IT”– happened just down the hall from the prime minister’s own office– entailed at least four top aides, people with whom he would meet . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: No Prime Minister Deserves a Taxpayer-Funded, In-House Criminal Enterprise
Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s story — and reputation — still hanging on by a thread
Look, it’s still possible for the MSM to cling to the narrative that the PM didn’t know about the illegal activity going on in his office (that he gave the “go ahead” to, according to Wright in an email). What’s . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: National Post Could Use a Better Headline Writer #cdnpoli #PMO
New documents released by the RCMP suggest that the Senate expenses scandal is closing in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
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At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party […], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership. In the end, it doesn’t really . . . → Read More: Blevkog: A quote from a former opposition leader: