Alberta Politics: The Top 10 Alberta political news stories of 2016: AlbertaPolitics.ca’s picks

PHOTOS: Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley. Below: Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen, elected as a Progressive Conservative and now a member of the NDP, Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee, and the late Jim Prentice, the last PC premier of Alberta. 2016: It was the International Year of the Bean. I kid you not … OK, technically, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Queen Elizabeth II Revokes US Independence-Steps In With Strict Guidelines For Governing The USA

The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all.   A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Read more…

Alberta Politics: The blogger as art critic: If we’re paying the piper, we should get to call the tune!

PHOTOS: A detail from Liela Chan’s just unveiled portrait of Alison Redford: Below: Ms. Chan’s full portrait, as it now hangs in the Legislature; what we could have had if Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) had been around to paint Ms. Redford; what the still unrevealed portrait of Dave Hancock really ought to look like, with apologies ...

Bill Longstaff: Excluded by God and Queen

It seems some new Canadians are having crises of conscience with the Canadian Citizenship Oath. The oath reads, “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and ...

Bill Longstaff: Excluded by God and Queen

It seems some new Canadians are having crises of conscience with the Canadian Citizenship Oath. The oath reads, “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and ...

LeDaro: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee – Time lapse

Life is a bugger. Queen Elizabeth II, from very young to an old lady – time-lapse. So ladies and gentlemen enjoy your life when you’re still young. It will happen to all of us-old age slowly creeps on.

The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, Thousands of #IdleNoMore And Allied Protesters Demand Real Change (PHOTOS)

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan 11, 2013 7.00 PM EST #IdleNoMore’s show of people-power forced Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stay for entire five hours of meeting with First Nations leaders. More than five thousand #IdleNoMore protesters gathered in Ottawa today as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders held a closed-door  meeting in the capital. The protesters ...

Canadian Progressive: Nurse duped by Kate Middleton hoax found dead

The King Edward VII Hospital nurse who took hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge, is dead.  Jacintha Saldanha fell for a serious prank by presenters from 2Day FM, an Australian radio station, who impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and elicited information about the future Queen, who’d been admitted to the hospital for ...

Canadian Progressive World: Harper Determined to Erase Pierre Trudeau From Public Consciousness

No doubt, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are determined to create a Canadian nationalism that is both socially conservative and loyal to the British Empire. Their key strategy is to radically revise history and suppress certain moments that do not identify with past Conservative leaders. This penchant for naked revisionism has led to a molestation ...

Canadian Progressive World: Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s “Bond Girl” Shines At The 2012 London Olympics

That’s right, our absentee head of state is the newest Bond girl.  The Queen made her acting debut in the spectacular and humorous Bond sequence during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. I think the Queen should take up acting. Here are my three reasons: First, the 86-year old is a bundle of untapped acting ...

Bill Longstaff: Australia’s Girl Guides drop the Queen … and God

Having posted recently about an attempt to purge swearing allegiance to the Queen from the Canadian Oath of Citizenship, I couldn’t help but notice an article in The Guardian about Australia’s Girl Guides dropping reference to Her Majesty in their pledge, or “promise” as it is properly called. The Guides have replaced “do my duty ...

Bill Longstaff: Roach vs. the Queen

“I affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.” Just kidding. Of course I don’t. This is, of course, the Canadian Oath ...

LeDaro: Should Queen Elizabeth II Fire Stephen Harper?

A very nice lady from Quebec, Chantal Dupuis, wrote a very good letter to Queen Elizabeth II that she should fire Stephen Harper. Unfortunately she did not have much luck and the Queen’s staff member wrote her back thanking her for the information, but saying the Queen will not fire Harper. The reasons she highlighted ...

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Stupid Quote of the Day

This gem comes from an interview with Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada in today’s New York Times: “The fact that the queen can’t change her hairstyle because she has to look like the person on her money, that’s an example of a big sacrifice,” Mr. Finch said.

Canadian Firebrand: Stupid Quote of the Day

This gem comes from an interview with Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada in today’s New York Times: “The fact that the queen can’t change her hairstyle because she has to look like the person on her money, that’s an example of a big sacrifice,” Mr. Finch said.

Andy Lehrer: Stupid Quote of the Day

This gem comes from an interview with Robert Finch, Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada in today’s New York Times: “The fact that the queen can’t change her hairstyle because she has to look like the person on her money, that’s an example of a big sacrifice,” Mr. Finch said.