Peace, order and good government, eh?: Poisoning The Wells In Canadian Politics

By now, we’re probably all sick of hearing about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and everything to do with him. However, it’s worth considering just how he got elected in the first place, how things got so bad, and what its larger implications are for Canada. Even before Ford became mayor, Toronto politics was becoming increasingly ...

DeSmogBlog: Let’s Just Say It: When It Comes to Science, The Right is the Problem

polar_House_Means.jpg This weekend in The Washington Post, two deans of the Washington establishment, the Brookings Institution’s Thomas Mann and the American Enterprise Institute’s Norman Ornstein, finally stated what has been increasingly obvious: The problem with U.S. politics is coming from the right, not from “both sides.” In their piece, provocatively titled “Let’s Just Say It: ...

Pample the Moose: A polarized Canada

Several weeks ago, a journalist from the Montreal Gazette called me up for a conversation about a feature she was writing about the increasingly polarized nature of Canadian politics. We talked for about an hour, and a fair bit of what I had to say appeared in this story which ran in today’s paper. Check ...

Pample the Moose: A polarized Canada

Several weeks ago, a journalist from the Montreal Gazette called me up for a conversation about a feature she was writing about the increasingly polarized nature of Canadian politics. We talked for about an hour, and a fair bit of what I had to say appeared in this story which ran in today’s paper. Check ...

The Scott Ross: Why The Abortion Debate Is Polarized

The abortion debate will be polarized no matter what, and if the politicians like Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth don’t ensure that, the media will. On March 14 Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth talked with reporters about his private members’ motion asking for a public discussion on when life begins. Though his comparison between unborn persons and ...

The Scott Ross: Superpowers Have Super-partisanship

When you concentrate the world’s politics in one superpower, extreme polarization is inevitable. The vitriolic partisanship that has only reached record levels in the United States has increased because the country’s influence has. George Washington hated political parties, he warned they could destroy the nation. In his farewell address in 1796 Washington warned that “They ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Tough Choice…

Who to despise more – the callow attendees of the Conservative Youth Conference lapping up wisdom “from senior staff from the winning 2011 federal campaign” or the reckless bunch of would-be anarchists affiliated with the so-called Anti-Capitalist Convergence protesting outside the event this past weekend? Sex Pistols… Really? That is so charmingly retro.

somecanuckchick dot com: Canada, we have a problem!

Canada, we have a problem! We have a problem and its name is the Conservative Party of Canada. Sovereignty not the boogeyman it once was. Really, it’s not. If you think it is, then you don’t understand what happened during the last election and why Québec voted the way it did. You want to know ...