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Politics and its Discontents: Back To Business As Usual?

After all of the feel-good rhetoric of the Climate Summit of the Americas, held last week in Toronto, it would appear that we are back to business as usual, at least in Canada.

The Globe and Mail reports the following: Canada’s premiers are poised to sign an agreement to fast-track new oil sands pipelines . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Back To Business As Usual?

Politics and its Discontents: WildRose Revisited

The other day I wrote a post about the Wildrose Party’s retraction of its definitive equal rights clause that covered almost every conceivable individual. Although leader Danielle Smith had enthused the day before about its inclusiveness, when party delegates voted it down, she quickly changed her tune, saying that the more generic substitute was . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: WildRose Revisited

Politics and its Discontents: No Shame, No Shame At All

There is no situation, however tragic, that Harper and his regime won’t exploit for political advantage. I guess that comes as no surprise to anyone:

Be sure to check out the Conservative Party website for more evidence, as well as Alison’s caricature at Creekside. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: No Shame, No Shame At All

Politics and its Discontents: When Israel Says It Isn’t Out To Punish Innocent Palestinians, It’s Lying – And We Don’t Care

Actions speak so much louder than words, especially when it comes to Israel attacking Palestinians.

The current invasion of Gaza demonstrates that Israel’s claims to be targeting Hamas but not the Gaza Palestinian population is an outright lie. That much is blatant from the weapons used.

What weapons? Try water. When you’re targeting the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: When Israel Says It Isn’t Out To Punish Innocent Palestinians, It’s Lying – And We Don’t Care

Politics and its Discontents: Ten Chemical Weapons Attacks Washington Doesn’t Want You to Talk About

In Oceania and throughout the West, there are things citizens are not supposed to remember. After all, if we don’t remember them, did they really happen?

Click here for a refresher course in the use of chemical weapons from some players we should be well-familiar with. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Ten Chemical Weapons Attacks Washington Doesn’t Want You to Talk About

Politics and its Discontents: It’s All One Big Coincidence

Glad that Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne has put to rest that ugly speculation that the province’s change in attitude toward a subway for Scarborough has nothing to do with the upcoming provincial byelections.

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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same Old New Energy! #nlpoli

Thanks to the Telegram’s James McLeod and his Twitter feed from Gander, take a look at two of the resolutions from the Progressive Conservative.

Here’s the one on fiscal responsibility.

Read it, though, and you quickly realize that the resolution is about continuing on the same path that produced the current fiscal mess in . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Same Old New Energy! #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Pots and Kettles #nlpoli

Pots and kettles are a staple of Newfoundland politics.

Premier Kathy Dunderdale in the House of Assembly on Monday, May 7:

We have had the Member for Torngat Mountains this morning on every media outlet in the Province talking about a cover-up of the Burton Winters tragedy, Mr. Speaker, in the face of the correction . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Pots and Kettles #nlpoli