The Wife of Wrath
Canada, where “progress” is spelled “regress.”

Canada, where “progress” is spelled “regress.”

Worst. Photo. Ever.

Worst. Photo. Ever.

» Fantino to replace Oda in slight cabinet shuffle

filzahforpm:

Ugh, could Harper have made a better choice to clearly state that he does not care about aid whatsoever. Fantino has already been heavily involved in the F-35 scanadal, no one really trusts him anymore and yet Harper is willing to put him in charge of Canada’s development work? 

Chris Alexander - former ambassador to Afghanistan, experience with diplomacy and has the riding beside Oda’s. HE SHOULD HAVE REPLACED ODA. But he’s probably doesn’t pass the Robo-con check. Or whatever test Harper makes you do before he decides if you are crazy enough to join his inner circle.

This post has effectively been a giant rant by me. Click the link for actual facts :)

Crazy rants are good! Especially when they’re attached to facts. :)

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filzahforpm:

“It really tells you something when #denounceharper is trending higher than happy canada day. Patriotic Canadians understand what’s important.”
True patriotism today means defending Canada from the Tories. 
See more: http://twitter.com/#!/search/denounceharper
IF YOU ARE ON TWITTER PLEASE GO TWEET #denounceharper.

filzahforpm:

“It really tells you something when #denounceharper is trending higher than happy canada day. Patriotic Canadians understand what’s important.”

True patriotism today means defending Canada from the Tories. 

See more: http://twitter.com/#!/search/denounceharper

IF YOU ARE ON TWITTER PLEASE GO TWEET #denounceharper.

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White People, here’s your one-time Canada Day special: Native People apologize back!

by Drew Hayden Taylor via the Globe and Mail


[Prime Hipster Stephen Harper]

Canada Day has always been a mixed bag for Canada’s native people. It makes us think of many things: patriotism, flags, sunburned cottagers, barbeques and exploding fireworks. That’s the good stuff.

For some, though, it’s a reminder that it was four years ago when Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized to the first nations, Inuit and Métis inhabitants of this country for the imposition and effects of the infamous residential-school system.

Since then, much has been said and written about that apology: Did it go far enough? Too little too late? What’s next? That is something I am afraid only educated, wealthy white men in positions of power can decide.

However, some in the native community feel that perhaps we are being a little lax in not issuing an apology of our own.

We are not without some culpability. In the centuries that have passed since that fateful day of contact, we ourselves have been negligent and irresponsible in not acknowledging our liability in many regretful incidents and events in the past.

So in the spirit of cooperation, I would like to offer up these apologies to the people of Canada on behalf of the NAFNIP (native/aboriginal/first nations/indigenous people):

We hereby apologize for being so inconsiderate as to occupy land that, one day, your people would want. Even though we did not have a postal system or an Internet, this was an inexcusable oversight. We hope you are enjoying it.

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Ahhh logic, the enemy of ideological assholes everywhere.

Ahhh logic, the enemy of ideological assholes everywhere.

» Voices: The campaign against advocacy and dissent deepens

filzahforpm:

We have never before seen or experienced something of this nature.  This isn’t just about shifting priorities and approaches as one government’s agenda gives way to the next.  What we are witnessing is a systematic onslaught against what I think is a bedrock principle that most Canadians believe – that it is in all of our common good to ensure that all voices are able to be heard on crucial issues. 

CANADA: Stop what you are doing and read this. This article clearly proves that the Harper Gov’t is a tyranny. They have been attacking Canada’s human rights and freedoms since they came into power. Freedom of speech, particularly is quickly being destroyed by this government. They are determined to do as they please and silence anyone who disagrees with them. 

 There is no more Canada. There is only a tyrannical government leading a populace that naively believes it resides in a majority. 

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» Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro exceeded 2008 federal election spending limits: Elections Canada investigator

filzahforpm:

An Elections Canada investigator claims in court documents obtained by The Examiner that Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro — who has backtracked on earlier statements that he would produce documentation to refute claims that he didn’t report all of his 2008 election campaign spending to Elections Canada — knowingly tried to hide the true nature of the transaction at the heart of the controversy.

“I therefore believe that Dean Del Mastro, candidate, wilfully exceeded the maximum election expense limit of $92,566.79 as permitted by section 40 of the (Elections Canada Act),” Elections Canada investigator Thomas Ritchie swore under oath in an affidavit filed in Ontario court in Ottawa March 29.

“I therefore believe that Dean Del Mastro, candidate, wilfully exceeded the maximum election expense limit of $92,566.79 as permitted by section 440 of the Act.”

Oh look. A CPC scandal. Is anyone even surprised? Will anything come out of it? Nope. Ironic that Del Mastro was the CPC’s spokesperson regarding all things Robocalls. 

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Don’t think the non-democratic Cuba belongs at the Americas Summit, Harper?

That’s ironic, because you don’t seem to place much value on democracy.

» Ex-Bloc MP takes Tories to court for ditching Kyoto climate deal

youth-in-politics:

A group led by a former Bloc Québécois MP is taking the Canadian government to court in the hope of overturning Ottawa’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol.

[…]

The professor of international law argues Canada signed the protocol as a country and that it cannot back out based on just a simple decision by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.

Your opinion: Should the Canadian government be taken to court because of dropping out of Kyoto?