The Progressive Economics Forum: Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a blog post titled “Public Policy and Homelessness:  The Case of Calgary.” Points raised in the blog post include the following: -Calgary experienced explosive growth in the size of its homeless population from the mid-1990s until 2008. -Though causation is hard to establish, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Effective Feminism = Liberation of Females from Patriarchy.

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/153880602961/poly-x-aawb-appropriately-inappropriate Filed under: Feminism, Gender Issues Tagged: Effective Feminism, Gender, Identity Politics, Patriarchy, The ‘women have it soooo good here’ argument

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Canadian nationalism: left- or right-wing? #nlpoli

Economist Stephen Gordon argues that “in Canada, the nationalism is as likely to form on the left as on the right.” (National Post, 2017).  What’s more interesting, though, is that this might not make any difference when it comes to the political or policy consequences. Nationalism is deeply-rooted on the Canadian left, and it’s not ...

Alberta Politics: Canada had better plan for an unprecedented refugee crisis as U.S. lurches toward ‘ethnic cleansing’

PHOTOS: Austrian police and Syrian refugees crowd a train platform in Vienna on Sept. 4, 2015 (photo by Josh Zakary). Below: U.S. President Donald Trump (photo by Gage Skidmore) and a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey in 2016 (European Parliament photos). Canadians should be deeply concerned about stated plans by the Trump Regime in the ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Familial cats.

Scripturient: Budget Bullshit

The first question you have to ask after following Collingwood Council’s sloppy and inept budget process is “Where did the money go?” Then the second question you have to ask, “Are they really that dense?” Yes, but let’s start with the first question. Back when he promoted dismantling the water utility from its partnership with ...

Warren Kinsella: Dump Trump: now in HuffPo

Here.     

DeSmogBlog: Battle to Protect Northern Yukon, Home of Pristine Peel Watershed, From Industry Heads to Supreme Court

Almost 40 years ago, former federal judge Thomas Berger issued a final report in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, at the time Canada’s longest, largest and most comprehensive industrial project review. The massive two-volume report was the product of exhaustive consultations between 1974 and 1977 with Dene, Métis and Inuit peoples, and recommended that the proposed ...

Morton's Musings: Better to Be Fair Than Fast

Traditionally in Canada very serious criminal cases go to trial only after they have been reviewed by a judicial officer who hears from witnesses and decides there is enough evidence to make a trial necessary.  The idea is that someone ought not to be put on trial for a serious case like arson or manslaughter ...

The Disaffected Lib: Sure, Go For It. Let’s Re-Freeze the Arctic.

There’s an ambitious proposal being floated to restore the Arctic Ocean sea ice. It entails deploying 10-million pumps powered by wind turbines. The pumps would draw sea water and spray it over the existing ice to build it up layer by layer. The cost would be somewhere between $500 to $700-billion, USD. Yeah, that’s upwards ...

Politics and its Discontents: This Says It All

Brian (“There’s no whore like an old whore”) Mulroney’s shameless pandering to Trump the other night confirmed yet again the shallowness of his character. This political cartoon captures his abject sycophancy. H/t iPolitics Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: The Heart of Darkness, a.k.a. The Trump Administration

Foreign Policy’s Max Boot captures the extreme dysfunction inside the Trump White House. …the United States under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. Or, to be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration. On ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Entscheidend ist die Besatzungsmentalität: What’s crucial is the mentality of conquest and occupation

The following interview with J. Sakai was conducted by Gabriel Kuhn for the German radical monthly, “analyse & kritik” ( commonly known there as “AK” ).  Both the German-language translation in that  journal and this version, have been edited down considerably for reasons of space.   analyse & kritik (ak), no. 624, February 21, 2017 ...

Warren Kinsella: CPC leadership: no one ever listens to me, etc.

From Abacus, the best in the biz.  Huge sample. Check it out: Key takeaways: Leitch’s negatives are four times her positives – and they’ve grown. O’Leary’s negatives – also huge.  The more you see of him, the more you hate him, Canada. Mad Max or the fiery-haired Cape Breton lady are the only credible choices, ...

Warren Kinsella: Ontario PCs make a smart (and tolerant) move

To wit: Ontario’s Progressive Conservative leader says he will support a Liberal MPP’s anti-Islamophobia motion and hopes his caucus will do the same. Refusing to wade into the debate over a similar motion in the House of Commons that has exposed divisions with federal Conservatives, Patrick Brown said “we will always condemn any form of ...

Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: Despite mystery over deaths, belugas to return to Vancouver aquarium

DOMINIKA LIRETTE  Globe & Mail February 21, 2017   The Vancouver Aquarium plans to bring back beluga whales by the spring of 2019, despite not knowing what killed two of the mammals last November.   Dr. John Nightingale, aquarium chief executive officer and president, said he hopes to bring in three to five belugas, but ...

Warren Kinsella: My Trump-related epiphany 

wmtc: aswan

Last night our car to Abu Simbel fell through, and we weren’t sure what to do. There are dozens of tour companies that will arrange transport, and our hotel does that for most guests, but the prices are wildly inflated, and the driver sees very little of it. What to do? Call Abdul! At first ...

Parchment in the Fire: The strange death of social democracy in Europe | openDemocracy

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place? Source: The strange death of social democracy in Europe | openDemocracy Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: social democracy

Wise Law Blog: Top 10 Legal Headlines

Here are our Top 10 legal headlines for the week of February 21, 2017 from @wiselaw on Twitter. For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Excited Delirium: Which ‘news’ is ‘real’ and which is ‘fake’?

Not sure what’s ‘fake’ or ‘real’ when it comes to news? Neither am I, but I’ll give you this spoiler: Let’s Own The News.

Wise Law Blog: 140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of February 21, 2017

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of February 21, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: Texas justice of the peace sets bond at $4B to protest using ‘prison like it’s adult day care’ WV Judge suspended for photoshopped, anti-Obama campaign ad that was ‘in every sense, materially false’ Several State bills would give ...

Montreal Simon: Milo Yiannopoulos and the Rebel Media Groupies

I have always despised Milo Yiannopoulos so much, I can barely write about him without feeling like throwing up.He is an alt-right clown, a grotesque misogynist, a bigot and a bully if ever there was one, a man who calls Donald Trump "Daddy."And from my personal perspective, the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom.So I must ...

We Pivot: Listen to Refugees; Don’t Ban Them

Canadians are awesome, tolerant, opening and welcoming. Sure. To a degree, but even to the point of self delusion. We often feel morally superior to the Americans, particularly now as they slide from proto-fascism to soft fascism to jackboot fascism. … [Read more]

Politics and its Discontents: Oh, The Horror!

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