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Accidental Deliberations: Burning question

Even leaving aside the past politicians who we’d expect to be mentioned in an election, the Cons’ ultra-long, ultra-nasty campaign has managed to drag three of the top ten Greatest Canadians into the political muck. So who has Frederick Banting in the pool?

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:

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Politics, Re-Spun: Got Cancer?

9:58 am, pre-run, great fog!

Well, Terry Fox did. And millions of other people. You likely know someone who has or had cancer. Maybe you encountered it yourself and went through the #FuckCancer process.

But raising over half a billion dollars for cancer research in the last few decades is certainly worth our . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Got Cancer?

Politics, Re-Spun: Altruism + Community

“It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I’m finished I’m not going to be on the front page, but I’m going to be just as happy without the publicity.”

– Terry Fox

I expect that each . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Altruism + Community

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 . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Harper Determined to Erase Pierre Trudeau From Public Consciousness