Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jason Kenney's Other Big Foreigner Problem



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. 

Stephen Harper and the Scandal at 24 Sussex Drive



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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Con Regime and the Whale Songs of Resistance



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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Rise and Fall of the Porky Action Plan



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. 

Jason Kenney and the Shameful Foreign Workers Scam



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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Edward Snowden and the Scary Secrets of Stephen Harper



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...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Harperland and the Winds of Change



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. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Stephen Harper's Not So Good Good Friday



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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Harperland, the Con Monsters, and the Death of Reason



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...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stephen Harper and the Canonization of Jimbo Flaherty



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.