By Alison@Creekside Last week at Goldman Sachs in New York in a Q&A with the WSJ editor, Harper seemed keen to give the impression that the US had taken the initiative and come to Canada cap in hand requesting further military contribution in the fight against ISIS in Iraq: Transcript excerpt : WSJ : “Would you rule […]
Behind Steve’s Nobel nomination
By Alison@Creekside Not content with awarding Stephen Harper their Gold Medallion human rights award and pledging to create a Stephen Harper Centre for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada announced on Friday that they will nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. From their statement: Moral clarity has been lost across much of the world, with terror, hatred and […]
The Cons’ $165 billion fiscal cliff
By David@Sixthestate.net As I pointed out in my last post, the fact that the Conservatives have admitted they will miss their budget projections next year isn’t news. There hasn’t been a single annual budget yet that actually reached the projected balance it was supposed to, and, as a result, the date at which the Conservatives […]
The Conservatives miss their budget projections. Again.
By David@Sixthestate.net Last week, the media delivered its resounding judgement on the Conservatives’ fall budget update. Jim Flaherty, they say, has unfortunately allowed the projections to slip. The deficit has grown. Canada may not balance its budget on time. Curiously, this fact does nothing to change the obvious cognitive dissonance now in play in the […]
Stockwell Day shoots an old canard
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind seeing a Conservative politician writing a column for CBC. Even if he is a creationist. But I’m dismayed to see, once again, a spirited defence of the “left-wing media” myth being promulgated here in Canada, especially by the state broadcaster.
As befits a retired Cabinet minister, Day doesn’t make the argument particularly well.
Stockwell Day: The result of insane, extreme religious teaching
By Alison@Creekside CBC Power & Politics on the Oslo massacre, at noon Friday, edited: Evan Solomon: This raises again the spectre of international terrorism. Stockwell Day: As recently as July 8th in Norway there was a dragnet for al-Qaeda suspects related to the Manchester bombing. Whether this group is tied to them we don’t know […]
Stephen Harper’s stickhandler
By Alison@Creekside Five times convicted fraudster Bruce Carson — currently under RCMP investigation for influence peddling and illegal lobbying of Indian Affairs to obtain a water filtration contract that would have netted his 22-year old fiancee, Michele McPherson, 20% of sales — was granted a secret security clearance in 2006 by some “low level staffer,” […]