Alberta Politics: It’s time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States

PHOTOS: The little Post Office in downtown St. Albert, where your blogger lives, which Canada Post is anxious to close as soon as possible. Below: The U.S. Post Office in Fallon, Montana, the Canadian Post Office in Dewberry, Alberta (villageofdewberry.ca), American social activist Ralph Nader, and Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean. We now live in ...

Susan on the Soapbox: Ralph Nader’s Open Letter to Stephen Harper

February 18, 2015 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister: Many Americans love Canada and the specific benefits that have come to our country from our northern neighbor’s many achievements (see Canada Firsts by Nader, Conacher and Milleron). Unfortunately, your latest proposed legislation—the new anti-terrorism act—is being ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ralph Nader On Harper’s Politics Of Fear

The following is a letter that the iconic American activist Ralph Nader has written to Stephen Harper regarding his ‘war on terror.’ Following the letter is a video of an interview Evan Solomon had with him. As you will see, there is little doubt that Nader views Harper’s exploitation of fear as decidedly unCanadian. Many ...

Montreal Simon: Ralph Nader to Stephen Harper: What’s Happening to Canada?

In the monstrous darkness of Harperland, and when I read a poll like this one.There’s rarely been a bill before Parliament that was more popular. The public Conservatives’ new anti-terror legislation is filling a public demand for tough new measures aimed at a terrorism threat that Canadians believe is serious, and close to home, according ...

The Canadian Progressive: Ralph Nader: What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to Stephen Harper

Ralph Nader tells Stephen Harper, “You talk like George W. Bush,” warns that the Conservatives’ anti-terror Bill C-51 would harm Canadian democracy. The post Ralph Nader: What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to Stephen Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: With Liberals in rear-view mirror, conservative deep thinkers ponder greener look

Your blogger offers Preston Manning a couple of big ideas for conservatives to think about. Below: Liberal Justin Trudeau, pollster Andre Turcotte. OTTAWA While the Forum Research polling company was proclaiming that if an election were held today, Justin Trudeau would be prime minister, conservatives of an assortment of exotic and garden varieties huddled under ...

DeSmogBlog: Experts Air Serious Concerns Before New York Fracking Decision

120111frack.jpg Two recent court decisions  in New York state upheld the right of towns to use zoning laws to limit or even ban fracking within their borders. Other states and cities such as Dallas, Maryland, and North Carolina, are still trying to figure out whether, and if so how, to proceed with new drilling. But the big decision that concerned ...