Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Jack layton Needs to Spend the Summer Taking "Speech" Lessons

Matt Latimer, a former George Bush speechwriter, wrote a book on his experiences at the White House. Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor. In it he speaks of how excited he was to be hired to write presidential speeches. Pearls of wisdom that would be passed from generation to generation. But once he joined ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Why the NDP Filibuster Could Help Liberals in the Long Run

The NDP has dropped their filibuster, and naturally the Conservatives are rightfully claiming a resounding victory. The Conservative benches erupted in cheers and backslapping as the final vote was held Saturday night, signalling that the official Opposition New Democrats had folded their tent on a decision the party’s deputy leader called “preordained.” Prime Minister Stephen ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Great Canadian Standoff

The NDP are filibustering, presenting their 20 minute speeches, delaying the vote on the back to work legislation, that would force postal workers back on the job, for less money than originally offered. I don’t know if Lisa Raitt finds union busting as sexy as cancer, but she’s standing her ground, blaming the workers, despite ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: JP Morgan Fined $153.6M For Doing God’s Work

It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “Economic Crisis” was carefully engineered to force governments to tear down their welfare states. The 153.6 million fine for JP Morgan is a drop in the bucket, when we look at the billions of dollars given in bailout money, much of which went to pay bonuses to ...

ParliamANT Hill: Postal back-to-work battle begins in Commons

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/21/postal-legislation-tuesday.html

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Bob Rae and Jack Layton Attempt to Filibuster Back to Work Legislation?

Jack Layton has vowed to filibuster Conservative back to work legislation, and Bob Rae is standing in solidarity with postal workers. Harper is being Harper, siding with management and throwing in a few ‘economy, economy, economy’. The ‘economy’ doesn’t stop his taxpayer funded self-promotion ads or ‘hospitality’ extravaganzas. Or ballooning his own costs and bloating ...

RedBedHead: Support The Strikes To Defend Pensions

Usually even the mention of Margaret Wente’s name can ruin my day but her article in today’s Globe & Mail is actually not too bad in terms of laying out the terms of the strike and lock-out at Canada Post and Air Canada respectively. Of course, in the interests of “balance” she reaches the basic ...