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LeDaro: Stephen Harper: "Damn those old memories"

Stephen Harper is too busy to remember what happened in the past. He rather have Mike Duffy and Nigel Wright disappear somewhere for away from Canada.

Melissa Fong: The facts on PHS scandal & following reactions of critics, boards and Jenny Kwan

…The fact is that PHS provides really important harm reduction programming that needs to be defended.

The scandal involves non-profit board members that are supposed to be working in the best interest of the DTES, not on #34KVacations.

Townshend and Small (Jenny Kwan’s ex) are implicated with irresponsible spending on administrative costs.

Any budget for . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: The facts on PHS scandal & following reactions of critics, boards and Jenny Kwan

Dead Wild Roses: Patriachy – Hard to spot?

Clueless dudes are always going on about the rise of female power, and how good women have it now. Heck, the post-feminist era has been declared, always by dudes, to have arrived.

Bullshit.

Lisa Kudrow, in a scene from Scandal, enumerates some the features of the ingrained patriarchal cultural norms we live within.

Filed . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Patriachy – Hard to spot?

knitnut.net: Mayor Rob Ford: Way worse than Larry O’Brien

I’ve been riveted by the Rob Ford debacle, but I am conflicted about it. On the one hand, Rob Ford is – and always has been – a repugnant, pugnacious, pig-headed, hypocritical, right-wing bully, so there’s something kind of appealing about watching him self-destruct in such a spectacular way. I just want to grab . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Mayor Rob Ford: Way worse than Larry O’Brien

The Disaffected Lib: Stephen Harper’s Book of Fables – Logged and Chronicled

The closer Shifty Steve Harper gets to the political gallows, the better, the richer and more fulsome his memory becomes.  It all flows out in a progression of fables.

Fable OneWhen the Wright-Duffy scandal unexpectedly broke in the media, Steve said his prize assets – his top drawer chief of staff, Nigel Wright – . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Stephen Harper’s Book of Fables – Logged and Chronicled

LeDaro: The end of Barack Obama’s presidency is imminant?

Is this propaganda by Repugs or is there some truth to it? This and these kinds of videos are all over the internet?

ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor’s questionable expenses total $140K, audit reveals

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/09/pol-whats-expected-to-be-in-wallin-audit.html

ParliamANT Hill: PM maintains ex-chief of staff acted alone

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/07/07/pol-cp-harper-duffy-wright-rcmp-court-docs.html

ParliamANT Hill: SenANTor given $90,000 after party balks

Heavily inspired by Larry H. and Saskboy!  and this story.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/07/04/pol-duffy-conservative-expenses.html

The Canadian Progressive: An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO]

An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal: 21-year old Corey Charron dishes out on fictional experience smoking cocaine with the beleaguered Toronto Mayor.

The post An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Trashy's World: More of Ford’s staff are abandoning…

… Good Ship Ford

knitnut.net: Scandals within scandals!

This has been a crazy week for news in Canada! Scandals within scandals!

Between the scandal about the prime minister’s office covering up Conservative Senator Mike Duffy’s expense scandal, the sanitized Senate audit scandal, and the scandalous video of the Mayor of Toronto smoking crack, I’ve been riveted to my Twitter feed.

. . . → Read More: knitnut.net: Scandals within scandals!

The Canadian Progressive: How the scandal-plagued Canadian Senate can be abolished

If history is any guide, some amount of subterfuge and/or bribery will probably be required By: Lee Tunstall | Troy Media Sick of the senators? And by senators I do not mean the ones on skates, although admittedly the other ones are skating on pretty thin ice right now. Given the recent antics in the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: How the scandal-plagued Canadian Senate can be abolished

ParliamANT Hill: PM Waxes Poetic on Senate Scandal

One person’s tragedy is another’s travesty.  

Trashy's World: Nigel Wright resigns…

… and this troubling scandal deepens. How much did Harper know? What DON’T we know about – yet? A what point does the number of misdeeds, lies and deception by Harper government officials lead some to suggest that Harper call an election? Clearly, the government is losing the confidence of Parliament and the people of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Nigel Wright resigns…

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: New York news blog Gawker yesterday revealed the existence of a video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. The video was taken within the last six months, allegedly by the city’s Somali drug dealers. Gawker editor John Cook reported that he received a tip from […]

. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Conservative Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal

The Canadian Progressive: Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal: RBC Issues “Open Letter To Canadians”

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: According to a list recently obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour, the Royal Bank of Canada, (RBC) is one the thousands of Canadian employers fingered in the unraveling Temporary Foreign Worker scandal. The document shows that scandals at RBC and other high-profile employers are “just the […]

. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal: RBC Issues “Open Letter To Canadians”

The Happy Wanderer: Labrador By-Election!

In the midst of scandal Peter Penashue resigned and is seeking re-election in Labrador. This by-election is perfectly placed to be a present for the next Liberal leader. Another seat for a party that lost so much in the last election would be a great present for the parties future leader.

The prospects look very . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Labrador By-Election!

The Happy Wanderer: Labrador By-Election!

In the midst of scandal Peter Penashue resigned and is seeking re-election in Labrador. This by-election is perfectly placed to be a present for the next Liberal leader. Another seat for a party that lost so much in the last election would be a great p… . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Labrador By-Election!

calgaryliberal.com: Alberta Politics: “21 per cent of all respondents were undecided.”

21% of Albertans, according to a Leger poll, are undecided as to who they would support in an election. So who is going to convert these 1 in 5 Albertans? It’s not the Wildrose. They’re a known quantity, for good or ill. Nor will it be the Progressive Conservatives, racked by scandal and ebbing in . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Alberta Politics: “21 per cent of all respondents were undecided.”

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: Ten Lessons Learned From the Petraeus Affair

After watching the recent, exaggerated – and sordid – upheaval over the story about an extramarital affair that the (now former) head of the CIA had with his biographer, I have come to several conclusions about America, sex, American medi… . . . → Read More: Chadwick’s Blog & Commentary: Ten Lessons Learned From the Petraeus Affair

bastard.logic: The F-35 boondoggle in context: This “is oppressive, dictatorial regime-building that would do any petro-state proud”

We are definitely not in Kansas anymore, Canuckistan — and Michael Harris says that we just had our “Wizard of Oz moment”:

The curtain has been well and truly whipped away from the PM’s self-promoting deceptions and he is revealed for what he is: a power-tripper on a mission to give Canada an extreme . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The F-35 boondoggle in context: This “is oppressive, dictatorial regime-building that would do any petro-state proud”

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Lied About F-35 Contract

Peter MacKay lied.

In 2010 Defense Minister Peter MacKay said many times that the F-35 was selected in an open, competitive, and transparent process, this is contradicted be the Auditor General Michael Ferguson who has said there was no competition, that the costly $25 billion, and growing, contract was indeed sole-sourced.

May 27 2010 . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservatives Lied About F-35 Contract

The Scott Ross: Peter MacKay Hid Billions In F-35 Costs

The Scott Ross: The F-35 Boondoggle

Many are angry that instead of the promised $16 billion cost of the new F-35’s the actual price tag will be more than $25 billion but Canadians shouldn’t forget that originally not only did this government continually claim the cost would only be $9 billion, Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay, Tony Clement, and other Conservatives . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The F-35 Boondoggle