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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Alberta Election Week 1: The Economy and Corporate Tax confusion

Recent polls show a three-way contest between the Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic and Wildrose Parties, but with 24 days left in Alberta’s provincial election, a lot can change. Here is a quick review of what the politicians were saying and political… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Progressive: Romeo Dallaire’s last Senate speech criticized Harper’s foreign policy

Romeo Dallaire, the retired Canadian general who led a UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda during the African country’s 1993 genocide, used his last Senate speech to criticize Harper’s foreign policy.

The post Romeo Dallaire’s last Senate speech criticized Harper’s foreign policy appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Clearly Liberalism is Not Dead Though Conservatism May be On Life Support

When Stephen Harper was with the Reformers, promoting an American style conservative movement, he mocked Canada’s historic Conservative Party, because they boasted to be descended from Sir John A. MacDonald. “So what!” he said.

Recently the Harper government conducted a poll to determine the top ten Canadians who inspired us. From top to bottom:

. . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Clearly Liberalism is Not Dead Though Conservatism May be On Life Support

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Roméo Dallaire Out At Fatima Center

Marni Soupcoff wonders how he got on the speaker’s list in the first place, and that’s a good question.  I’m just glad he’s decided to forgo the occasion.  Though he’s still on their speaker’s list.  Some background here.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Oh Romeo!

From the blog of the Southern Poverty Law Center: Beyond the obvious, what do a far-right Italian politician, the president of the John Birch Society and former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have in common? In early September, the men are all scheduled to speak – along with a lengthy list of archconservative clergy, lawyers and . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Oh Romeo!

Montreal Simon: Stompin’ Tom Connors and the Con Stooges

It was a wonderful Canadian moment.One of my Canadian heroes, Romeo Dallaire, talking about another of my heroes, the late great Stompin' Tom Connors.Telling Evan Solomon about the day when him, his U.N. soldiers, and about 200 civilians were in a Rwandan hotel under heavy enemy fire.How he played Stompin' Tom's song The Blue . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stompin’ Tom Connors and the Con Stooges

Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Invisible Kid

I love this UNICEF message. It's one of the best messages against bullying and violence against children I have ever seen.

But for some reason it also makes me think of our invisible kid, Omar Khadr. And makes me wonder who will protect him from the depravity of Vic Toews? Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Invisible Kid

A. Picazo: Child Soldiers: The Other Taliban and Al-Qaeda Militants

“A poignant reality of contemporary conflicts is that increasingly children are being used as cheap and readily available weapons of war. From Colombia to Sri Lanka, from Sierra Leone to Uganda, thousands of children have been used in armed conflict situations. In Afghanistan, our forces are seeing the increasing use of children in combat operations, . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: Child Soldiers: The Other Taliban and Al-Qaeda Militants