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 ...

Montreal Simon: How Can We Get Rid Of Donald Trump?

Donald Trump has now been president for a full month, and already his presidency seems to be falling apart.His ratings are falling like a stone, psychiatrists can't decide whether he's mentally ill or just senile.And the Swedes are wondering what he's been smoking. So the obvious question is, how can we get rid of him?Read more ...

Alberta Politics: Are non-Albertans who FRWN on progress behind many of the online threats against Premier Rachel Notley?

PHOTOS: Part of the uninspiring, sometimes troubling, field of Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidates. Their names? Frankly, it’s too much work to note them all down (CBC photo). Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Stephen Harper (CBC). Is a disengaged and demoralized ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 7: Horror in Sweden?

Doesn’t it seem like weeks ago that Justin Trudeau visited Donald Trump? It was the story on this side of the border for days. But Trudeau had barely lifted off from Washington and his visit was forgotten, overwhelmed by a tsunami of terrible Trump news. But let’s briefly look back on the Trump-Trudeau visit, which ...

Politics Canada: America, can you not tell your president is ill?

Donald J Trump is a sick man. He is suffering, tortured, obsessed and day by day drifting farther and farther from reality and sanity.  

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Jordy Cummings exposes the shady side of Justin Trudeau’s shin persona. Dimitri Lascaris interviews Nora Loreto about Canada’s relationship with the U.S. And Michal Rozworski challenges Trudeau’s decision to serve as a prop for Donald Trump rather than defending Canadian values: The point to remember is that there would ...

Montreal Simon: Is Donald Trump Suffering From Untreated Syphilis?

It should be obvious by now that there is something terribly wrong with Donald Trump.This deranged tweet he fired off yesterday is only more evidence of that. For in a normal world he would have been arrested for inciting violence against the media.And then there was that bizarre press conference.Read more »

Alberta Politics: What you should worry about when you worry about President Trump – hint: not where Ivanka sits!

PHOTOS: The controversial photo of Mr. Donald, Ivanka Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto … Wait! That’s Joe Trudeau! Below: U.S. Presidents whose “First Ladies” weren’t necessarily their wives, for one reason or another … Thomas Jefferson, who predated the whole First Lady phenomenon; Martin van Buren, a widower; Grover Cleveland, who married while he was ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trump’s border plan for Canada? So far, not a wall

The fist meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump seems to have made it clear that there will be no wall between the 8,891 km Canada-US border. The post Trump’s border plan for Canada? So far, not a wall appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Ghost of Richard Nixon

If the Mad King Donald thought that Mad Mike Flynn's sudden departure would end his so-called "RussIan problem," it appears he was sadly deluded.For that problem just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Dan Rather is now comparing it to the Watergate scandal, and calling for an independent investigation. "Damn the lies, full throttle forward on the truth … ...

Alberta Politics: Appalled maybe, but no one should be surprised by the ugly threats against Rachel Notley

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. She has been threatened more than any other Alberta premier, and she reacts with aplomb. Below: British politician Jo Cox, murdered last year by a right-wing extremist for her beliefs; federal Conservative leadership candidate Chris Alexander while a right-wing crowd chanted “lock her up” about Ms. Notley; U.S. President Donald ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Wasted hours in Washington.

Did you think President Trump was going to slice and dice our prime minister for lunch the other day? First of all, Donald Trump seemed to like Justin Trudeau. He would think of Trudeau as a younger version of himself. This young guy was manor born. It is all so easy for him. He was ...

Montreal Simon: The Day Justin Trudeau Tamed Donald Trump

He must have been nervous when he left Ottawa early yesterday morning to go and see Donald Trump.He knew he would be dealing with a maniac, and that one false step could cost Canada millions of jobs.But when the time came, Justin Trudeau made it look easy. Read more »

The Canadian Progressive: Joint Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump

On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met for the first time with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Read the two leaders’ joint statement. The post Joint Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s Letter To Justin Trudeau Addresses Impact Of Trump’s Executive Orders On Asylum Seekers

Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the impact of Trump’s executive orders on asylum seekers. According to Anker, the orders are “based on erroneous assumptions about the criminality and extremist tendency of the immigrant population.” The post Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s Letter To Justin Trudeau Addresses ...

Susan on the Soapbox: How to Get Rid of an Autocrat

Donald Trump isn’t the first Western politician to attack the judiciary, muzzle scientists, erode evidence-based decision making by making up alternate facts, disenfranchise voters, create two-tiered citizenship, push a corporate agenda, insult the very government leaders he needs to help him achieve his vision, and wage a divisive Islamophobic campaign to shore up core support. ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – David Suzuki discusses the merits of a four-day work week in improving both working and living conditions:  It’s absurd that so many people still work eight hours a day, five days a week — or more — with only a few weeks’ vacation a year, often needing ...

In This Corner: The Return of Stuff Happens, week 6: All Trump, all the time

Has there ever been a leader (or, in this case, a ‘leader’) who has so dominated every minute of every news cycle the way Donald Trump has? In the pre-Trump era, you could easily go a few days without hearing or seeing one word from the President of the United States. Today, we can’t go ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump Goes After The Pets Of America

We know that Donald Trump is a ghastly beast, one who resembles the porky Napoleon  in Orwell's Animal Farm. The one who betrays the other animals, like Trump is betraying millions of Americans including many of his own supporters… But it's not just people he's threatening to kill. He's going after all kinds of other ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson comment on the moral and practical harm done by continued inequality: Inequality matters because, as a robust and growing body of evidence shows, the populations of societies with bigger income differences tend to have poorer physical and mental health, more illicit drug use, ...

Montreal Simon: Bill Maher on Donald Trump’s Horrible Week

I must confess that after only three weeks of President Donald Trump, I am being forced to contemplate a horrible possibility: I might go completely bonkers before he does.Because although at the present time he has a good lead over me… According to the resistance INSIDE the White House.I don't know how much more of Trump or Kellyanne ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Bruce Campbell points out how Donald Trump’s blind hatred toward any type of regulation can impose costs in Canada and elsewhere to the extent we’re bound by trade deals which make “harmonization” an expected standard. And Pia Eberhardt recognizes that there’s no point in locking ourselves into the ...

Northern Reflections: L’Etat C’est Donald

The Trump administration is only three weeks old, but already its character is easy to define. It’s all Donald, all the time. Paul Krugman writes: It’s already clear that any hopes that Mr. Trump and those around him would be even slightly ennobled by the responsibilities of office were foolish. Every day brings further evidence ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee On The Original Trump Haters

Scotland is a small, peaceful country, but one with a proud history of resistance dating back about two thousand years.The people of that land have had to battle all kinds of invaders, from the Roman legions of the Emperor Hadrian, to in more modern times, the vulgar presence of the mad would be Emperor Donald Trump.So ...

Montreal Simon: The Scary Corruption of Donald Trump

It's not like it was impossible to predict what might happen when the Trump mob took over the White House.Or guess that they might make the Sopranos look like angels.So who can be surprised that the stench of corruption now hangs heavily in the air?And that el capo de tutti is now totally out of control.Read ...