PHOTOS: The Edmonton Journal Building at 101st Street and MacDonald Drive in downtown Edmonton. It remains to be seen who will be Upstairs, and who will be Downstairs, when the staff of the Sun joins the staff of the Journal at the same address in the fall. Below: Journal Editor-in-Chief Margo Goodhand, Postmedia President and . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Upstairs Downstairs at the Edmonton Journal as Sun staff gets ready to move in
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Joe Gunn reminds us that ignoring the issue of poverty won’t make it go away. And Sara Mojtehedzadeh reports on a national campaign demanding a plan to deal with poverty at the federal level.
– Roderick Benns discusses the prospect of a guaranteed annual income with Wayne . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links
Except, that is, in Harperland. The latest Orwellian edict to come down from the Harper-directed CRA, reported by The Winnipeg Free Press, is as follows:
The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Harper’s Reign of Terror – Part Four
So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ideology-inspired of project of social and political engineering expresses itself most eloquently as the Conservatives’ egregious assault on civil liberties, the metamorphosis of Canada into a petro-state, and militarization of both Canadian society and foreign policy. We’re yet to acknowledge how this project oppresses the “other” while empowering utopian . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: The day Canada’s white supremacists saluted Stephen Harper
I haven’t a dog in this fight except that it seems like a battle royale between two mangy mutts. Perhaps that is why I find this headline, “Alberta Tories play race card, call Wildrose party of old, white men in election”, and accompanying story so interesting. “Race card”? I guess you could also say, “sexism . . . → Read More: Interesting framing from Winnipeg Free Press: "Alberta Tories play race card"