Sad news via CBC News:
“Father Raymond Gravel, a well-known Catholic priest, an advocate for Quebec sovereignty and a social activist, has died.
“He served one term as the Bloc Québécois MP for Repentigny, before he was ordered by church authorities to choose between his priesthood or politics and returned to the pulpit.
“He was a progressive force in the Catholic Church and an outspoken supporter of gay and women’s rights.
“At one point Gravel called the Vatican’s opposition to same-sex marriages “discriminatory, hurtful and offensive.”
“Gravel challenged the Catholic Church to adopt a more compassionate (Read more…)
Lordy. I swear to Godzilla I didn't think it was possible. I really didn't believe you could be a pimp and a Pope at the same time.And the resident right-wing demagogue of the CBC's flagship news program.But Rex Murphy has proved me wrong.It turns out you can be a ghastly oil pimp, and still publish religious tracts like this one. Read more »
I've always had trouble trying to figure out Peter Dumbo MacKay's exact place in the Con universe.He used to strike me as more of a happy idiot, than a hollow eyed member of the Harperite cult.The kind of guy who would cheerfully borrow a government aircraft to go fishing.Or borrow the neighbour's dog to try to make Belinda Stronach feel guilty about dumping him…Read more »
Well there's one thing you can always count on when dealing with Stephen Harper's ghastly Cons. If you look behind the curtain, sooner or later you will come face to face with their sinister theocratic agenda.For only that can explain why their flawed income splitting plan is causing such an unholy ruckus. Read more »
When young anthropologist and social entrepreneur, Cynthia Koenig, reframed the world’s water crisis as an opportunity, she “reinvented the wheel”. Here’s her talk at TEDxGateway: * WelloWater.org
In my sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela, and because I'm so tired, I forgot that Friday was the anniversary of a monumental Canadian tragedy. That on a snowy day in Montreal twenty four years ago, an angry man with a gun stormed through an engineering school and killed fourteen young women. Fourteen young women who were killed in Canada’s worst mass shooting were remembered on Friday amid repeated calls for more to be done to eradicate violence against women.Read more »
As I've mentioned before, I may be naive but I can't help feeling that Michelle Rempel is a cut above most Cons. I don't blame her for causing a ruckus on Twitter the other day, by taking a shot at this fluffy event.
@MichelleRempel: What's the biggest issue facing women? This kind of crap. #allissuesarewomensissues #patronizing https://t.co/4u1Odg1JXU— Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) November 7, 2013
And I don't approve of the way some on our side went after her.
— Jeromie Williams (@JeromieWilliams) November 7, 2013
Because she deserves better than that. But let's be clear, as her Great Leader likes (Read more…)
You might think that Kellie Leitch would be better than most Cons. Better than her ghastly leader. She's a pediatric surgeon who still works on a volunteer basis at an Ottawa hospital. She's smart, she has an impressive resume, and she's a woman in a government of good ol' boys.So I have to admit that even I dared hope she might be different eh?
But not any longer. Because this is outrageous. Read more »
With Harper and his band of geniuses running around the UN this, it’s actually been kind of interesting. As I pointed out back in May, Harper’s foreign policy has served primarily to isolate Canada on the world stage, and continue the far-right narrative about the “irrelevance” of the United Nations. Today, in what must be a first in history, Canada refused to sign a UN treaty which the US agreed to sign. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has said there is a potential link between signing on to the treaty and Canada’s now-abolished long gun registry. Baird’s (Read more…)
“An Officer and a Murderer” celebrates Russell Williams heinous crimes and violence against Canadian women, says The Canadian Progressive publisher, Obert Madondo
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The recent visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights shows that violence against indigenous women in Canada demands inquiry, says Human Rights Watch.
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