Alberta Politics: It’s going to take more than Valentine cards and chocolate to unite Alberta’s fractious right

ILLUSTRATIONS: Hey Wildrose Party … the Tories send their love to you! But will this idea “bomb”? Actual Progressive Conservative strategists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Former PC cabinet Minister Rick Orman, photographed during his most recent run for the Tory leadership in 2011, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, photo grabbed from the Wildrose ...

Montreal Simon: Valentine’s Day and the Society of the Lonely

Well it's Valentine's Day,  and as usual I don't want to write about it, and I do.For while I don't want to be seen to be encouraging that garish orgy of chocolate boxes, sappy sentiment, and heart shaped balloons. The horror, the horror.And for me Valentine's Day came early this year… It is a great excuse to talk ...

350 or bust: I Would Love a Climate Bonus Cheque!

February is Valentine’s month, so why not take the time to send your Member of Parliament a loving reminder about the need for action on climate change? * Citizens Climate Lobby Postcard Campaign

Alberta Diary: Valentine’s Day injunction all but massacres Redford Government’s credibility in fight with Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith at the union’s news conference in Edmonton yesterday. Below: Alberta Labour Minister Thomas Lukaszuk. Mr. Justice Denny Thomas of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench did not merely accept the arguments of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees when he slapped an injunction on the Government of ...

Montreal Simon: Valentine’s Day and the Crisis of Loneliness

Well today was Valentine's Day and for the first time in eight years I have nothing to say about it.Firstly because I said all I wanted to say last year. And secondly because I don't want to rub my happiness, or another pinky thing, in the faces of the lonely.Not when there are so many, and loneliness ...

350 or bust: I Love Climate Scientists, Don’t You?

* Even as the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration climbs upward, some climate deniers are bent on attacking climate scientists’ reputations. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we empower climate scientists to keep doing the stellar work they do, the work that makes climate change activism possible. Sign the Valentine’s Day love letter to climate ...

Montreal Simon: Valentine’s Day in Harperland

Well today was Valentine's Day and I didn't really feel like writing about it this year.For starters, if I saw another cellophane rose, tacky card, or other pinky thing coming at me I'd probably scream eh?And secondly, how can you celebrate love in a country as grim and grey and as broken as Harperland?Read more ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Canada, we have a problem!

Canada, we have a problem! We have a problem and its name is the Conservative Party of Canada. Sovereignty not the boogeyman it once was. Really, it’s not. If you think it is, then you don’t understand what happened during the last election and why Québec voted the way it did. You want to know ...

Canadian Progressive World: Activist Communique: 2nd Ottawa Annual Day of Justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women

Hundreds of Ottawans are expected on Parliament Hill tomorrow to demand justice for 600 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The event is part of the nationwide February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March, which …Read More

knitnut.net: An unusually romantic Valentines Day

We don’t usually make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, but this year we got swept up in it for some reason. Maybe it’s because you can’t ignore Valentine’s Day when you’re surrounded by symbols of romance, like lovebirds and a dog named Rose. Speaking of which, every time we tried to share a ...

Art Threat: Quit Stalin and be my valentine – Dictator Valentines by Ben Kling

Illustrator Ben Kling has produced a set of Dictator Valentines, which he acknowledges features some men who don’t really qualify as tyrants. Enjoy a giggle, and feel free to print them off and hand them out to your frenemies.

Slap Upside The Head: Google Doodle’s Gay Shout-Out

Google has posted a Valentine’s Day video on their home page, and it includes an adorable gay couple near the end. Aw, how sweet! That couple, though, is displayed in a visual collage alongside other “non-traditional” pairings such as a dog and a cat, a cookie embracing some milk, and an astronaut holding hands with ...

Occupy Ottawa: Occupy Ottawa Activist Communique: 2nd Annual Day of Justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women

Hundreds of Ottawans are expected on Parliament Hill tomorrow to demand justice for 600 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The event is part of the nationwide February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March, which …Read More