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Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights (in Opinion): To sell a pointless war, foster 'protective stupidity' among citizens.  Related Stories Mulroney Knocks Harper? Oh This Is Rich! (in Opinion) Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians (in Opinion)
Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution (in News): The biggest? That renewables make the economy stronger, says German energy expert David Jacobs.  Related Stories IPP Chips in for Spotted Owl Recovery, then Chips Away at Habitat (in News) Local Biz Sees the Upside of Dung (in News)
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Suffering from surfeit of the young and amiable Trudeau? What to do?: King Henry I of England, youngest son of William the Conqueror, is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys, as did the evil King John. Queen Mary met her end as a result of a surfeit of black pudding (whatever that is). Lampreys are parasitic eel-like fish, which are notorious in Canada...
Is Nova Scotia political culture changing for the better?: Monday, October 20, 2014 So what's going on? Is the devil dead, releasing our politicians from their obligation to sneer and snarl, or what? In reality, our politics and political attitudes...
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Private Members’ Bills don’t mean much for debate:         This past week, in the lead up to the Supreme Court of Canada hearing on assisted suicide, we heard repeatedly that Parliament has addressed the topic numerous times.  We heard about the Bloc private member’s bill that was defeated as somehow meaning that “Parliament has spoken.”  Othe...
At Issue: The politics of a lower price of oil: Given the lower price of oil, should all the political parties be rethinking their election promises and policies? Plus, Justin Trudeau in Chatelaine – will it hurt the Liberal leader or help him? And why the leaders go where they go. The post At Issue: The politics of a lower price of oil appea...
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New emissions bill would make B.C. LNG cleanest in the world, says Polak: VICTORIA – New legislation introduced in British Columbia requires liquefied-natural-gas plants to meet emission standards or face penalties and makes the industry the cleanest in the world, says Environment Minister Mary Polak. Polak tabled the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act...
N.B.’s new premier to oilpatch: Support for Energy East has not wavered: CALGARY – New Brunswick’s new premier said Monday he’s looking to assure Alberta’s oilpatch that even though the government has changed, its support for the Energy East pipeline has not. Brian Gallant is visiting Calgary this week in his first official visit since being elected premier about a mo...
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Learn more about our new interactive features for Power & Politics and how you can take part in the political conversation -- live and on-screen -- here. Ballot Box refreshes daily -- the question you see above is the current question. Internet Explorer 8 users please note: browse...
Digital privacy proposal hits the Commons floor: As the House of Commons re-opens for business following the week-long Thanksgiving recess, the first item of business on the parliamentary agenda will be Conservative MP Laurie Hawn's private members' bid to ensure a "continuum of care" for veterans," which will be debated for the fir...
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Justin Trudeau Says Stephen Harper's Ego Is Driving Combat Mission In Iraq: TORONTO – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says it was Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “ego” that led him to send six CF-18s to participate in airstrikes in Iraq, rather than a concern for Canada’s long-term interests. Two weeks ago, the Conservative government decided the CF-18s would join the inte...
Coalition for Quebec's Future retains riding near Quebec City: LEVIS, Que. - Quebec's third-placed party retained a stronghold in a provincial byelection on Monday that was called after one of its most prominent members stepped down.Francois Paradis captured about 45 per cent of the vote for the Coalition for Quebec's Future to outdistance Liberal candidate ...
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Controlling Brazil’s Amazonian Deforestation: A mantra is omnipresent in Brasília that deforestation is “under control.” The corollary of this theory, of course, is that the government need not fear that its extensive plans to build highways and dams in Amazonia will provoke deforestation. Unfortunately, this is incorrect. First of all, the ...
The Other Nobel Winners: When Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai pick up their Nobel Peace Prizes, there are going to be a lot of other winners standing alongside them. About 2.2 billion, in fact. You might not be able to spot on stage the 168 million child laborers from around the world, but they will be there in sp...
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Canada's Dumbest Charge as per CBC's Marketplace is a misnomer: Canadians and people in other developed countries have had enough of being nickel-and-dimed by big companies. In Canada, in the last few years this shameless legally acceptable form of robbery is getting bolder. These charges are not dumb.They are well thought out within the fortress of the co...
Want to be scared? No need to watch a horror movie. - Just hear the potential side effects of advertised prescription drugs: As far as I know, only two countries in the developed world are allowed advertising prescription drugs directly to the consumer, the US and New Zealand. These days if you watch television is almost futile to stave off watching advertised prescription drugs. In the scheme of things at one point,...
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Gender Block: on taking up space: Footsteps quicken behind you, a large physical presence gets closer, sending shivers up your spine. You walk faster, they keep up. Then all of a sudden they pass you, or push you slightly out of the way. Maybe you are scared because a scenario like this has ended a more violent way, or maybe this...
Oh, The Horror: Hetero Horror: Where are all the gay people in horror?There are wide arrays of hellish creatures, no shortage of ideas on how to creatively murder someone for the big screen, and more nonsensical plot twists than I can count. Yet, in this huge vastness of horror ideas, one thing remains ever constant: horror is...
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Wau Agriculture Bank Robbed : The branch’s deputy managing director Dhou Nuor Yisa told Gurtong the robbers broke into the bank’s safe and took off with the cash. “We received information about the robbery on Sunday morning. We actually confirmed that when we came to the office”, said Yisa. He said that a committee comprisin...
AdaptNet for 7 October 2014: 1. Migration and Climate Change in Oceania 2. Climate Change and Key Sectors in Nepal3. U.S. Hurricane Storm Surge and Sea-level Rise Vulnerability4. Fundamental Attributes of a Resilient City5. Living on Climate-Changed Country – Australia6. International Conference on Climate Change and Global...
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The Star: The government scrambled to come up with answers about its online spying activities: Shocking: the government knew that innocent Canadians were being spied on in massive numbers, but didn't bother to find out the scope of these privacy invasions until the media started making a fuss. Think that's not good enough? Good. So ...
Ottawa Citizen: Glenn Greenwald Speaks: If you're in the Ottawa area on October 25, don't miss Glenn Greenwald speaks. Tickets are still available here. If you can't make it, or want a sneak preview of the question-and-answer session Glenn will be hosting, check this article out...
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Don’t say the “N” word:
Improving Iraq: There is a certain naiveté inherent in believing dysfunctional foreign nations can be made viable simply through outside military intervention. This was obviously the great lesson of the second Bush administration and the war to remove Saddam Hussein: Iraq was a blood-soaked basket-case under Sad...
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Conservative Software Project Went Into Production in 2013, Financial Statements Show: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] The Conservative Party's mysterious software project was no longer listed as an "asset under development", but rather full-fledged "computer software", in financial statements the party recently filed with Elections Canada for the 2013 calendar year. At a to...
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
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Toronto’s Future Isn’t Written Yet: If you make to the end of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, past the flying cars and cowboys the last scene has a sage bit of wisdom to help you get through life…and voting: Jennifer: I brought this note back from the future (about Marty losing his job) and…now it’s erased! Doc: Of course it...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...
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Presentation on the Bloor/Durie development in Bloor West Village #parkhp #topoli: Hello all! It's been a while here at the blog. Apologies. I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the near future. I wanted to post my speaking notes from today on an issue that came before the Etobicoke York Community Council. As you will note from my previous blog entry, I have been inv...
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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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