Browsing All posts tagged under »Stephen Harper«

Game Is Rigged for Kinder Morgan, says Economist, Resigns Hearings

May 25, 2015


The Trans-Mountain Pipeline hearing is in the hands of a “captured regulator”, charges economist Robyn Allan Well, I have been away for a while, but apparently things over at the National Energy Board are proceeding as before, following a predictable Harper-ite agenda.  And of course another intervenor walks away in disgust, unwilling to lend credence to a […]

Bubble, Bubble, Oil and Trouble

May 19, 2013


The Inevitable Carbon Bubble We know that climate change is with us and getting worse.  97% of climate scientists say so, as if wasn’t already obvious.  A new study by John Cook of Skeptical Science says that 97% of their published papers say so as well. (See The body of peer-reviewed scientific literature effectively is science.  […]

Snouting Up to the Government Trough

January 9, 2013


You’ve heard it.  If you’ve been following a public comment thread on the Idle No More movement, you may have encountered it already today.  If you think of Stephen Harper and his government as a source of accurate information about Aboriginal people, you might even believe it.  That Aboriginal people allegedly receive more government largess […]

Racism Is Not White

December 30, 2012


Racism is characteristically a function of colonialism.  Thus racism was olive-skinned during the long era of Greek colonialism in the Eastern Mediterranean.  It was the colour of the Japanese during the era of Japanese expansionism into Korea and China.  It was Aryan during the era of Nazi Germany.  It is pale-skinned here and now in […]

The Joy of the Jailer

September 27, 2012


Is it really such innocent fun? Let’s build more prisons, Stephen Harper says.  Let’s pass more laws to fill those prisons. People like locking other people up.  There are whole television franchises concerned with the issue of whether the felon of the week gets his. There oughta be a law, we say. We’ve been taught […]

9 Reasons to Oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline

August 28, 2012


These are not even all my reasons, but they’ll do for a start.  Fossil fuels cause climate change.  The heatwaves of Europe, Russia and the United States, droughts in the US, Australia and East Africa, floods in Canada, the US, Australia, Pakistan, China and Colombia, wildfires in Canada, the US and Europe are the result […]

Attawapiskat: Court Counters Harper Propaganda Ploy

August 2, 2012


Last fall, the community of Attawapiskat declared an emergency.  Five families were living in tents.  17 families were living in shacks.  Winter was coming on.  Their tiny community was situated close to the shores of James Bay, and you didn’t want to do your winters in that part of the country living in a tent […]

Dear Theo: I’m Against Warrantless Searches

May 24, 2012


I received the following email from my Member of Parliament, Don Davies (Vancouver-Kingsway) in respect of the ongoing legislative agenda of our current government in Ottawa, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, to instigate warrantless online access to personal information, for instance.   Don is against it, too. Dear Theo, RE: Stand with Canada as a Pro-Privacy MP […]

First Nations to Harper: Protect Our Fisheries

April 3, 2012


The following letter, from some of the most important First Nations groups in British Columbia, warns Stephen Harper that proposed changes to environmental regulations, and in particular, proposed changes to the Fisheries Act, may in fact violate the Constitutional right to consultation of First Nations.  That right arises in this case because proposed changes to […]

625 Scientists to Stephen Harper: Don’t Gut the Fisheries Act

March 25, 2012


Dear Prime Minister Harper, cc. Honorable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans re. Potential amendments to section 35 of the Fisheries Act by D. W. Schindler et al We, a group of Canadian scientists, including many of Canada’s most senior ecologists and aquatic scientists, are writing out of concern that habitat protections are about to […]