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The Disaffected Lib: Vic Toews – Deadbeat Tenant

He says he couldn’t understand the documents because they were in French even though the judgment was entitled “Decision.”  It wasn’t until former Harper henchman Vic Toews judges’ salary was garnished that the little moustache figured it out.

Toews left Ottawa owing his Gatineau, P.Q. landlord apparently stiffed for three-months rent, a total of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Vic Toews – Deadbeat Tenant

Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Never-Ending Scandals of the Con Regime

He emerged from a Mennonite colony in the Paraguayan jungle to terrorize Canada. He was one of the worst cabinet ministers this country has ever known.A brutish religious fanatic, a vicious anti-gay bigot, and a ghastly hypocrite.He called those who didn't agree with him perverts.He was dogged by one scandal after the other.And now . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Never-Ending Scandals of the Con Regime

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Attack of the Con Scandals

It must be Stephen Harper's worst nightmare. Just as he's trying to scare Canadians into voting for him, with his politics of fear and his Great War on Terror.He himself must be terrified by the number of Con scandals coming out of the woodwork to tarnish his government's already soiled reputation..For as if Mike . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Attack of the Con Scandals

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Matthew O’Brien is the latest to pick up on the connection between pre-transfer income equality, redistribution and sustainable economic growth: Redistribution overall helps, and at least doesn’t harm, growth spells. That’s because the positive effects of less inequality add to or offset the negligible, or negative, effects of . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Montreal Simon: Will Vic Toews Be Appointed to the Supreme Court?

Oh boy. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions eh?Yesterday I wrote a post about Vic Toews being appointed as a judge in Manitoba's top trial court. And although it's a horrible story, about an appalling choice, I had a little fun with it…

Because I like to mock the Cons as well . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Will Vic Toews Be Appointed to the Supreme Court?

Progressive Proselytizing: Vic Toews’ horrible and hypocritical judicial appointment

When the Conservatives where in opposition they raised – as they often did – a legitimate point about the patronage within the then Liberal government. At the front of the pack was Justice Critic Vic Toews, who – quite rightly –  decried the partisan appointments themselves and the process by which they were made. . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Vic Toews’ horrible and hypocritical judicial appointment

Montreal Simon: Vic Toews: The Zombie Becomes a Judge

It's a horrible nightmare. I'm driving down a country road in rural Manitoba on a dark and stormy night, when my car breaks down.And before I know it I'm forced to run for my life.But I make it into this small hamlet, report the zombie invasion to the bubbah sheriff.Only to be arrested and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Vic Toews: The Zombie Becomes a Judge

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Bill C-13 would grant immunity to telecoms who hand over your private information without a warrant

It looks like the video we created with your support about the online spying bill C-13 has really been turning heads. Check out this piece about how Peter MacKay’s bill would grant immunity to telecoms who hand over your private information without a warrant.

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Accidental Deliberations: On self-interest

With Chuck Strahl’s massive conflict of interest between lobbying and patronage appointments already making news, the revelation that Vic Toews has found his way into the lobbying industry (having seemingly planned for it before he’d even resigned from Parliament) looks all the more noteworthy. And Toews’ assertion that a lawyer who would seem to have . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On self-interest

Montreal Simon: The Con Zombies and the Internet Snooping Bill

Well I'm sure you remember the scary story of the Con zombie Vic Toews, and his infamous internet snooping bill. The one Toews called the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act (Bill C-30) but was really just a sinister plan to read our e-mails. By among other things forcing internet service providers to hand . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Zombies and the Internet Snooping Bill

LeDaro: Vic Toews is quite a guy

Reading his bio I came across this.

“Toews divorced from his wife of 30 years, Lorraine Kathleen Fehr, after it was discovered that he had fathered a child with his 17 year old babysitter…” Wikipedia

Wow! Way to go Vic. Impressive resume. 🙂

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Scott's DiaTribes: Buh Bye Vic

One of the better Mondays I’ve had of late, after hearing good ole’ Vic Toews has resigned/retired:

Vic Toews, the gruff,mustachioed minister who was the face of the Conservative government’s tough-on-crime agenda through federal cabinet postings in public safety and justice, has cleared the way for a newcomer to the task…He formally announced Monday he . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Buh Bye Vic

Montreal Simon: The Con Zombie Vic Toews Resigns

OMG. It seems too good to be true. And it's still a full two weeks before the next full moon.But it looks as if the Con zombie Vic Toews has stumbled out of his crypt for the very last time. Read more »

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Let Freedom Rain II: Don’t worry about Vic Toew’s future

He  can always make money giving mustache rides to babysitters.

Cowichan Conversations: Canada-We Are Being Governed By Thugs in Suits

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

Canada has changed and is still changing before our very eyes. We are being governed by ‘thugs in suits’ and we are going downhill at an alarming rate.

Who will stop them?

Well the NDP and Liberal’s are trying, but of course joining forces to derail Harper and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canada-We Are Being Governed By Thugs in Suits

The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic…

The post Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Politics and its Discontents: More Much-Deserved Mockery

From the folks at Canadians Rallying To Unseat Harper:

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Politics and its Discontents: More Much-Deserved Mockery

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Montreal Simon: Vic Toews and the Con Police State

He is, after his depraved leader, the most brutish Con of them all.A religious bigot, a ghastly hypocrite, a political thug who has spent a lifetime attacking judges, and jailing Canadians.For he cannot jail enough of them. Or violate our liberties enough. And now he's out of control. Read more »

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The Canadian Progressive: Extraordinary Political Interference: Vic Toews Nixes Omar Khadr Interview

[View the story “Canada Police State Confirmed: Vic Toews Nixes Omar Khadr Interview ” on Storify] We recommend:Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay Said Canada Should Bring Omar Khadr HomeHarper’s Canada “Making Up Terror Identities”Statistics Canada: Crime rate reached its lowest level in 40 years in 2011Confirmed again: “Canada may use information obtained […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada, immigration raids and deportations are not entertainment!

It was revealed last month that Vic Toews, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, approved the raid, carried out for the Canada Border Services Agency’s reality television series.After the revelation, the BC Civil Liberties Association filed a formal complaint with the federal Privacy Commissioner on behalf of the migrant worker who was filmed. “Federal […]

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Art Threat: Canadian gov’t approves filming immigration raid, deportation process for reality TV

The Canadian government has approved what appears to be the crass exploitation of human suffering for entertainment. In a new low, Safety Minister Vic Toews approved the filming of an immigration enforcement raid at an East Vancouver construction site for a reality TV show. In the raid, workers were arrested and some of them face . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Canadian gov’t approves filming immigration raid, deportation process for reality TV

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week.

– Cory Doctorow duly blasts the Harper Cons for meekly complying with an onerous copyright treaty which isn’t even in force. Which raises the question: if the Cons were really interested in demonstrating some independence as a response to the U.S. declining to rubber-stamp Keystone XL, wouldn’t this be . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

calgaryliberal.com: How to End a Career in 24 Seconds: Dr. Flanagan

A Canadian Conservative has to do a lot to be punted by the Wildrose party and the Manning Centre. Thomas Flanagan did that on Wednesday by condoning child pornography. See the recorded video below of his response to a question on his views on child pornography. His argumentation basically noted that the individual act of . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: How to End a Career in 24 Seconds: Dr. Flanagan

LeDaro: Now What (and Especially WHO) Will Vic Toews Watch?

With all the bad news coming out of Canadian politics – dysfunctional Parliament, an arrogant, indifferent, and hard-rightwing prime minister – great to have some good news. The people spoke out, and won. On internet surveillance, Toews brought forward draconian, Big Brother style proposals with Bill C-30. Now Conservatives have backed off this after . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Now What (and Especially WHO) Will Vic Toews Watch?