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Jason Kenney on the road: Time theft, corporate gifts and the mysterious absence of 'Porky the Waster Hater'

(blog) (blog)When it comes to Jason Kenney, "Porky the Waster Hater" is missing in action. And where's the angry press release on the CTF's...

Ottawa's ethics commissioner should review MP Jason Kenney's activities and ethics as PC candidate

(blog) (blog)In summary, Jason Kenney is a member of Parliament. Everything he does is the action of a member of Parliament. The fact he...

If Jason Kenney's anti-abortion views don't matter, why are anti-choice activists supporting him so enthusiastically?

(blog) (blog)That Kenney's views on this topic are irrelevant, because abortion is a matter for the federal government -- obviously not true, since health...

Think Canada's police now have enlightened views toward Pride? Think again.

(blog) (blog)1994/1995: Julian Fantino's fabricated kiddie-porn panic in London, Ontario results in over 500 charges. 1996: Police raid Remington's, a Toronto gay strip club,...

Jason Kenney's bizarre Brexit tweets perfect example of dog-whistle politics

(blog) (blog)There was head scratching and puzzled disapproval on social media Thursday night at Jason Kenney's seemingly bizarre Twitter celebration of Britain's unanticipated "Brexit"...

Capt Cda - War Mania, Mass Hysteria, Moral Panic: Rendered Captive by Barbed Wire & Maple Leaves

6 On October 24, then-Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said the government was. “eyeing the thresholds established in Canadian law for the preventive arrests of...

What's this about? The official languages act?

Note that she is Minister of Canadian Heritage, whereas her predecessor (Shelly Glover) was Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Her reply is incoherent.

Nine things Jason Kenney said during the BDS debate that should make you rage

(blog) (blog)If Jason Kenney thinks that he can show up on a Canadian campus and not face the legitimate criticism of his parliamentary record,...

Canada must act now to save its steel-making industry

Never before had Ottawa sued a corporation "for non-compliance" under the Investment Canada Act, she reports. Yet, the Conservative industry minister Christian Paradis chose inexplicably...

New Year's resolution: Time for Alberta's conservative leaders to speak out ...

(blog) (blog)Alberta conservative leaders like former Reform Party leader Preston Manning, former prime minister Stephen Harper, federal Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose and Calgary Midnapore...

Ten reasons James Moore should not be chancellor of UNBC

(blog) (blog)As a student of the University of Northern British Columbia, I am unhappy with the hiring of former Conservative member of parliament James...

Give Rona Ambrose a parachute and drop her over Syria

She's demanding that Canada continue its CF-18 mission. She's the interim leader of the CPC, and the leader of the official opposition. I'm proposing she...

Outgoing Immigration Minister Chris Alexander blames literally everyone but ...

“Suddenly we ended up in a campaign talking about second-class citizens? That concept does not exist in Canadian law. It should not exist in public...

Strategic voting didn't defeat Harper. Voter turnout did.

(blog) (blog)I'd love to vote for Jody," referring to Liberal candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould. "However, having her as the .... In Delta, Tory revenue minister...

Banish pundits and polls from Thanksgiving election conversations

(blog) (blog)Even the late Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty complained bitterly that corporations were not investing their windfall, but rather sitting on their cash.

Activists protest 'barbaric cultural practices' hotline at Kellie Leitch's office

was the chant that filled the sidewalk outside of Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch's campaign office in Alliston, Ontario on the afternoon...

Targeting vote suppression calls in the 2011 telephone fraud

(blog) (blog)McGregor and Maher's attempt to follow up this claim got nowhere: ″John Tropak, campaign manager for Shelly Glover, the Conservative MP for Saint...

Fact check: Can Canada bomb ISIS without hurting civilians? Jason Kenney ...

(blog)On Twitter, Jason Kenney went after comments made by Marwan Tabbara, the Liberal candidate for the new riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler, at a local...

Chris Alexander just the latest of Harper's attack dogs

Chris Alexander became the latest Harper factotum to hit the wall last week. As immigration minister he had to hoist the burden for the Syrian...

Jason Kenney sails close to the wind on Anti-Terrorism Act at picnic visit

(blog) (blog)Jason Kenney, who notwithstanding the dissolution of the House of Commons continues to hold the defence portfolio in the Harper Ministry, was this...

Trudeau fires recklessly at Mulcair, lets Harper off the hook

(blog) (blog)May helped him out by talking about the "dead" un-invested money the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty used to complain about. Mulcair was...

The campaign has started and all parties have records to defend

(blog) (blog)Most Canadian finance ministers have been, like Oliver's predecessor, Jim Flaherty, politicians like any other, without formal, notionally economic credentials. The jury's still...

Five terrorism sound bites for Rob Nicholson and the Conservatives

(blog) (blog)As part of this strategy, Foreign Affairs was ordered to produce three terrorism-related statements for minister Rob Nicholson to make to the media...

It's Liberal vs. New Democrat as de facto campaign begins

(blog) (blog)Among those, we can count Paul Martin, Douglas Abbott, John Crosbie, John Turner, John Manley and Jim Flaherty. Well, it just so happens...

John Baird, democracy's gold digger

(blog) (blog)John Baird has a new job (update: jobs). And not just any job. He's going to be an international advisor to the world's...

Citizenship Minister Chris Alexander delivers a troubling speech on Ukraine

(blog) (blog)Indeed, listening to a recent speech to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress by Chris Alexander, Canada's minister of citizenship and immigration, one gets the...

Open letter: To Chris Alexander from concerned Canadian citizens

We, like many Canadians, were taken aback by your recent comments about a woman's right to choose what to wear for two reasons: one, you...

There's more we need to know before going to war

Stephen Harper's heritage minister, Shelly Glover, says the Islamic State "are people who are violent and brutal and they have decapitated journalists, they have raped...

Going to war is a challenge for all political parties

(blog)The Minister of Tourism and Small Business, and (many say) aspiring future Conservative leader Maxime Bernier was much more careful than his colleague from...

Canada's political parties struggle with Iraq war plan

(blog) (blog)Canadian Heritage Minister, and Winnipeg area MP Shelly Glover was quite unequivocal when she spoke to reporters earlier this week. "This is a...

A new era of climate action in Canada is upon us

(blog) (blog)Yet Minister Maxime Bernier says 'the alarmism is no longer valid.' Minister Joe Oliver says that 'scientists have recently told us that our...

Dear Ryan: What's with the left-leaning non-profit witchhunts?

(blog) (blog)The Conservative Party has redacted official documents, been charged with contempt of Parliament for failure to disclose information on the cost of their...

The Conservative war on refugees continues

(blog) (blog)In Question Period on Monday, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander made that crystal clear. The NDP was questioning the Minister about the tiny number...

Tony Clement floats lies and trial balloons on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Tony Clement recently let go of a trial balloon at an editorial board meeting with the Kitchener Record. Clement was commenting on the disastrous Temporary...

Safety Board final report on Lac-M├ęgantic disaster is sharply critical of ...

(blog) (blog)But Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has responded to the report by saying that the regulations in place are just fine and all that...

A new phase in the fight to defeat CETA

(blog) (blog)The Financial Post reported this week that Canadian trade minister Ed Fast's press secretary says, "Investment protections have long been a core element...

Canada went to war. But why?

Canadian Veterans' Affairs Minster Julian Fantino has characterized the Great War commemorations as "a unique opportunity to reflect on our country's long and proud military...

Canada went to war. But why?

Canadian Veterans' Affairs Minster Julian Fantino has characterized the Great War commemorations as "a unique opportunity to reflect on our country's long and proud military...

New legislation makes it easy for Feds to ignore public and aboriginal input ...

(blog)Last week the Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq bent to the desire of B.C. to go it alone on the environmental assessment of...

Four Canadians who have had their lives turned upside down because of Peter ...

(blog) (blog)Responsibility for this careless government attitude to our private data rests squarely on the shoulders of Justice Minister Peter MacKay. Despite the real...

It is time to protect the pollinators

(blog)In the face of this clear and accurate science –to the surprise of no one – 'Health Minister' Rona Ambrose called the research done...

Peter MacKay: The pundit's gift that keeps on giving

(blog) (blog)Lest you think I am being dismissive of MacKay's more manly accomplishments --like Peter's Mother's Day message to female Justice Department employees --...

Where is Harper's 'bullhorn diplomacy' for jailed journalists in Egypt?

(blog) (blog)Canada's remarkably restrained official response was officially issued by Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Consular Affairs. In the media, government spokespeople assured...

It's time to save the bees and ban neonic pesticides

(blog)And even though Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency confirmed neonics used on corn seed contributed to bee die-offs in Ontario and Quebec, federal Health...

Canadians imprisoned abroad: There are more of them than you think

"Very disappointed" and "concerned that the judicial process that led to his verdict is inconsistent with Egypt's democratic aspirations," said Minister of State for Consular...

Peter MacKay's madonna/whore complex

(blog)Disclaimer: I'm not conducting pop psychoanalysis here—don't you hate it when amateurs do that in the social media, usually to insult someone? I know...

Letters to Ryan Leef

(blog) (blog)The Sun Media newspapers would not report it at all, just like they didn't cover the Unfair Elections Act or the recent incident...

No love lost between newly elected Wynne and PM Harper

(blog) (blog)Wynne very publicly complained when the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty cut equalization to Ontario, in his last budget. That cut came as...

The immigration detention system is broken

Discussions amongst the immigration bar and the figures in the report themselves seem to indicate political interference with the process. No one but Minister of...

Hupacasath First Nation vs. Canada-China FIPA agreement

While Ed Fast has blamed government's failure to ratify the Canada-China FIPA on the Hupacasath case, NDP MP Don Davies believes the FIPA has been...