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Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Nastiness of the Cons

As I said the other day, I think it's going to be really hard for Rona Ambrose to move herself and her Cons out of the darkness and into the light.When among other things, she was prepared to put her foul ideology before the lives of thousands of drug addicted Canadians. Which is almost . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rona Ambrose and the Nastiness of the Cons

Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review – April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 saw the final day of debate at second reading of the Cons’ budget – and once again featured plenty of work by Peter Julian to introduce the types of perspectives the Cons would never tolerate if they could avoid it.

The Big Issue

Once again, Julian focused largely on bringing forward . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review – April 3, 2012

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Frances Russell comments on the Canada which the Harper Cons are determined to destroy. But the more important point looks to me to be less any theory of constitutionalism than the desire to have governments be as ineffective as possible at all levels: Harper, the man who co-authored . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links

Northern Reflections: Swinging The Wrecking Ball

The Harper government has killed Rights and Democracy. The decision — even though it wasn’t mentioned in Tuesday’s budget — should come as no surprise. In fact, it’s pretty clear that the Harperites had no respect or use for the organization which Brian Mulroney founded in 1988. Former board member Payam Akhavan told the . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Swinging The Wrecking Ball

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Man Who Would Drown his Dog

Uh oh. I see Stephen Harper ran into a little moral turbulence today, courtesy of the Auditor General.

But he just shrugged it off, claiming he never said we would buy the fancy jets that don’t work, and we don’t need.  After spending years telling us they were essential.

Not purchasing the F-35 presented . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Man Who Would Drown his Dog

LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s latest victim: Rights And Democracy agency axed

Ironically Rights & Democracy was created in 1988 by Brian Mulroney’s government – the independent agency monitors human rights and promotes democracy abroad.

Stevie must be musing to himself, “Who do you think I am – baby sitter for the rest of the world? I am the ruler of Canada and my job . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper’s latest victim: Rights And Democracy agency axed

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading.

– Erin notes that the revenue gap being used as an excuse to demand massive cuts in Ontario is nearly entirely closed with a more plausible set of underlying assumptions and projections – and that’s without taking the look at revenue which was omitted from Don Drummond’s mandate.

. . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Gerry Caplan satirises the Rights & Democracy affair

Gerry Caplan’s column in the Globe and Mail has taken on the Harper government’s patronizing attempt to pander to the Jewish community for several months now.

Stephen Harper and the Jewish question published in December examined the irony of Jewish neoconservatives cozying up to evangelical anti-Semites, the Tory 10%ers accusing opposition parties of anti-Semitism and . . . → Read More: Andy Lehrer’s Firebrand blog: Gerry Caplan satirises the Rights & Democracy affair

Canadian Firebrand: Gerry Caplan satirises the Rights & Democracy affair

Gerry Caplan’s column in the Globe and Mail has taken on the Harper government’s patronizing attempt to pander to the Jewish community for several months now.

Stephen Harper and the Jewish question published in December examined the irony of Jewish neoconservatives cozying up to evangelical anti-Semites, the Tory 10%ers accusing opposition parties of anti-Semitism and . . . → Read More: Canadian Firebrand: Gerry Caplan satirises the Rights & Democracy affair