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Well surprise, surprise. I see that Jason Kenney has stopped bragging about how he plans to fix the foreign workers problem, after the tragic story of that waitress in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Who was reduced to tears after she lost her job to one of them.
And who can blame him eh? When he created the problem, Canadians are so angry.
And even McDonald's admits the problem is so big it's temporarily halting his pimping services. Read more »
Well compared to all the other scandals he is facing this may not be the biggest.
Paramedics were called to the Prime Minister’s official residence in Ottawa over the weekend after an 18-year-old woman suffered from severe intoxication.
The Ottawa Paramedic Service confirmed that it responded to a call involving an 18-year-old who suffered from “possible alcohol intoxication” at an event at 24 Sussex Drive.
But it is scandalous to see how lightly the incident is being treated, and the way the RCMP seem to be trying to protect Stephen Harper.Read more »
When I was a boy I sometimes used to dream about running away to sea.
So the sight of that old sugar boat today, made me dream for a moment of sailing to some place far from Harperland.
Because this tortured country is getting crazier by the day.
And so is the monster who would destroy it.Read more »
Uh oh. Hold the bacon. It looks as if the Cons have finally realized that their Porky Action Plan ads are NOT as popular as they had hoped.
And although they have spent gazillions of OUR tax dollars to promote THEMSELVES.
Now they don't even dare ask Canadians what they think of them. Read more »
I've watched with growing anger how the Con regime has flooded this country with foreign workers, even though so many Canadians are unemployed.
I've watched them use the Temporary Foreign Worker's program to drive down wages and try to bust unions.
I've looked on helplessly as some of my own friends have been humiliated and turned into slaves, with no money, no hours, no job security, no benefits, no nothing.
But this is the limit, and enough is ENOUGH.Read more »
I'm glad that The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the out of control activities of the National Security Agency.
And that Edward Snowden has been vindicated in his own country.
It has been nearly a year since a thin, pale computer whiz kid named Edward Snowden dramatically burst into our consciousness and became the most important whistleblower of modern times. As a result of his actions, we now live in a very different world and it is one — I would argue — that is better than before. At least now, we know.
Because thanks to him we do know so much more about the world we really live in.
And so much more about the surveillance state that Stephen Harper is building...Read more »
Sometimes I think that getting Canadians to take any kind of political action is like that swan trying to get the wooden ones to follow.
Because we must be one of the most democratically complacent people on Earth.
But even in this frigid spring, even in Harperland, the winds of change are blowing. Read more »
Lordy. I see that Stephen Harper didn't have a very good Good Friday.
His Easter Message was no doubt well received by his dwindling flock, the 28% of Canadians who still support him.
Because they all agree that Jimbo Flaherty would want the Cons to keep his legacy alive.
Canada’s budget watchdog says the federal public service has already lost more jobs than expected and projects thousands more cuts.
By killing government in his memory.Read more »
Once upon a time Canada seemed like a brighter, better place to me than it does today.
A more hopeful, more optimistic, more decent country.
A country where an opposition MP could write a polite letter to a Minister like this one. (PDF)
And expect to get a reasonable reply.
But this is Harperland, and this is Pierre Poilievre...Read more »
Well I knew what he was going to do from the moment he announced that Jim Flaherty would have a state funeral, for no good reason.
And then let it be known that he had PERSONALLY written the eulogy he would deliver.
And sure enough he did turn that solemn occasion into yet another giant photo-op for the glorification of HIMSELF. Read more »
Oh. My. Gobble. I see that Pierre Poilievre is still trying to pretend that his foul Unfair Elections Act is perfect.
But that if the Cons in the House of Turkeys want to make it even better, he might welcome their recommendations.
"I'm prepared to defend every single measure in the Fair Elections Act," Poilievre told CTV's Power Play on Tuesday. But he added: "From the beginning I've said if there are good ideas that will make this great bill even better, then I am happy to hear them."
When in fact the bill is hideously flawed, those recommendations are only a SCAM designed to put lipstick on a pig.
Or TWO.Read more »
For a brief moment today I wondered whether I should remove Nigel Wright from the poster for my new and exciting season of Senategate.
After the RCMP announced that he was no longer under investigation.
The RCMP has ended its probe into Nigel Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his $90,000 payment to suspended Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.
But then I thought no, this scandal is still as sordid as ever. It couldn't have happened without Nigel. Bless him. And it could still bring down Stephen Harper.Read more »
As you know, I've been watching Stephen Harper closely for eight long and horrible years, like some people watch birds.
And I can honestly say I've rarely seen him looking worse. Or more deeply disturbed.
I can't get what what Tom Flanagan says about him in his new book out of my mind:
“He can be suspicious, secretive, and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia, at other times falling into week-long depressions in which he is incapable of making decisions.”
So the last thing I needed to see him talking about was the Third World War. Read more »
When I saw Linda Frum had caused a flap on Twitter by trying to defend the indefensible Unfair Elections Act, all kind of thoughts flew into my mind.
How could somebody so dumb be a Senator? Can I be one?
And lucky for her she only made a fool out of herself on Twitter. Where everyone forgets what anyone said the day before.
But sadly I see, she couldn't leave dumb alone.Read more »
He has always been more of an American style politician than a Canadian one.
The closest thing to Richard Nixon and his dirty trick Republicans this country has ever seen.
He brought their disgusting attack ads to Canada.
And his foul Unfair Elections Act is right out of the Republican playbook.Read more »
When historians assess the legacy of Stephen Harper fifty years from now, the many scandals of his corrupt regime will probably merit only a few paragraphs.
But what they will say of him without a doubt, is that at a critical point in human history he failed his country and his planet.
For at a time when scientists were warning that time was running out for climate change action.
The disconnect couldn't be greater. Read more »
He tried every dirty trick in the book to try to win his nomination battle.
He smeared his opponents as closet Liberals. He used misleading robocalls against them.
He called on his rabid religious base to save him.
But nothing could stop the Con loon Rob Anders from facing his own personal Armageddon. Read more »
I never can decide which famous story Harperland reminds me of the most.
The Emperor's New Clothes or Lord of the Flies.
Or answer the questions historians will ask.
Did he really think he could get away with it? Why were so many so silent for so long? Or failed to understand the nature of the monster?
But I'm glad to see that even Andrew Coyne now understands that maybe the Unfair Elections Act is just CRAZY. Read more »
Oh goody. It looks as if my favourite show Senategate is back.
With the whole cast of characters ready to entertain us again.
And now even MORE exciting than before.
With the RCMP going after the PMO !!!!Read more »
I see that voters in the riding of Calgary Signal Hill will be deciding the fate today of the Con loon Rob Anders.
And that his opponent believes that this time he can be beaten.
Ron Liepert says it's a myth that controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders is somehow untouchable after a 17-year run in federal politics. And it's a streak he's hoping to bust when federal Conservatives in the riding on Calgary Signal Hill pick their nominee on Saturday.
So you might think that Stephen Harper and his inner circle would be secretly hoping that Liepert can rid them of a guy like Anders, who is always embarrassing the Cons and making them look like rednecks or MANIACS.
But sadly you'd be wrong.Read more »