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The Trudeau Paradox, Part I: The Origins Of Quebec Nationalism
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, January 20 at 17:52 (2,784 reads)

The results of the 2012 provincial election in Quebec, which returned the Parti Quebecois to power, only reconfirmed the perceptions many Canadians in other parts of the country had of Quebec. They consider the province spoiled and entitled, still musing about separating from Canada despite having dominated the political agenda for nearly four decades and having received billions of dollars in transfer payments. Separation is seen simply as a way for Quebec to blackmail more power and money from the rest of the country. The province is also seen as intolerant because of language legislation like Bill 101, which many other Canadians believe restricts individual rights and freedom of choice, particularly the rights of its Anglo-Quebec minority. Past Prime Ministers like Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien are seen as having only cared about their own province, blowing off many of the concerns of other parts of Canada. All this, despite the fact that other parts of Canada have made an effort to accommodate Quebec by accepting bilingualism and enrolling their children in French immersion, which is what they thought Francophone Quebecers were looking for.

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Eleven. Canada Post
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, January 20 at 17:50 (2,185 reads)

The attack on Canada Post by its top officers and the Conservative cabinet reveals the larger plan of The Far Right for Canada.

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Stephen Leacock is known, by most Canadians, as an important literary humourist (with a gentle Swiftian bite) and political economist. Most do not realize that Leacock wrote some fine books on Canadian history and literary criticism. Many know T.S. Eliot as an incisive and demanding poet, literary critic and dramatist. Both Leacock and Eliot, though, were grounded in a classical High Tory Humanist Anglican way (this is often conveniently ignored by most). It was from such deeper historic places that there was a meeting of minds. Both men had an affinity for the best that had been thought, said and done in the past and the ongoing relevance of such permanent things to the malaise and ethos of their times.

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Ten.'The Conservative Party ...'
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Wednesday, January 08 at 18:04 (2,264 reads)

Repeated, organized fraud intended to damage Canada's electoral system has been recorded since 2006. As a national Party-approved-and-organized activity, the fraud appears to be confined to The Conservative Party of Canada. What does that mean?

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Why Can't We Have The Best Of Both Worlds?
Contributed by JaredMilne on Wednesday, January 08 at 18:03 (1,530 reads)

Politically, 2013 wasn’t much different than previous years. In Toronto, Rob Ford accused his opponents of wanting to keep the “gravy train” going, while his opponents accused him of hypocrisy and failing to live up to his promises. In Ottawa, the Conservative government accused the opposition parties of wanting to drastically raise taxes to pay for their political promises, while the official Opposition accused the Conservatives of slashing essential services and transfers to Canadians. In St. Albert, critics of the city government’s current direction stated that our current level of spending is unsustainable, while people satisfied with the current direction accused the critics of wanting to eliminate many of the services we’ve come to rely on as residents.

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part 9. The 'Socialist Hordes...
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, December 09 at 17:23 (2,641 reads)

What's in a name? The Social Credit government of B.C. (1952-1972) was in many ways 'progressive'. The Liberal government of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark since 2001, in comparison, has joined the Stephen Harper federal Conservatives in the move towards fascism in Canada.

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Poisoning The Wells In Canadian Politics
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, December 09 at 17:23 (1,826 reads)

By now, we’re probably all sick of hearing about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and everything to do with him. However, it’s worth considering just how he got elected in the first place, how things got so bad, and what its larger implications are for Canada.

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Left Nationalism. Canadian Survival. And The Great Brainwash
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Friday, December 06 at 16:14 (2,455 reads)

Younger Canadians have forgotten the moves towards independence - a product of Left nationalism - that were abruptly terminated with end of the Trudeau era in the early 1980s. In the productive period leading up to that moment a way was shown to take Canada back ... now.

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The Hidden Strength Of Red Toryism In Canada, Part Two
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, November 04 at 18:00 (3,056 reads)

At this time, just over halfway through Stephen Harper’s first term as a majority government, it’s worth finding out if traditional Canadian conservatism, more popularly known as Red Toryism, is dead. B.C. scholar Ron Dart has analyzed eleven of the main principles of Red Toryism in an extensive article on the subject.

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The Hidden Strength Of Red Toryism In Canada, Part One
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, November 04 at 17:59 (8,182 reads)

It’s common these days to hear the claim that Red Toryism is dead in Canadian politics. Many observers believe that the demise of the older version of Canadian conservatism, popularized by the likes of John A. Macdonald, John Diefenbaker and Robert Stanfield, is gone for good. Canadian conservatism has supposed shifted to more closely mimic its American counterpart. Now, Canadian conservatism is supposed to emphasize the marketplace, laissez-faire individualism and drastically cutting government spending and taxes.

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Ron Dart's Review Of
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, November 04 at 17:59 (1,827 reads)

Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life

Dennis Gruending

2011

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Milton Acorn: Hot Coffee On The People's Poet- By Ron Dart
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, November 04 at 17:59 (1,838 reads)

A novel that has held me for many a year is Boris Pasternak’s lyrical and poetic Dr. Zhivago. The tale is told by Yevgraf Zhivago-- he is in search of his distinguished half-brother, Dr. Yuri Zhivago.

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Is The PMO A Criminal Organization?
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Thursday, October 31 at 18:11 (2,512 reads)

The Prime Minister's Office is home to much that seems highy questionable in the Senate Expenses Scandal. Nigel Wright's payment of $90,000.00 to Mike Duffy is only part of the story. Is the PMO a criminal organization?

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Six. The Jessica Ernst Case
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, October 28 at 18:38 (2,758 reads)

The Jessica Ernst case (Alberta) against EnCana, the Alberta Regulator, and the Alberta government opens questions about the 'loyalty' of that government - to private corporations or to the people of the province?

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Part Five. Fascism And Contemporary Canada.
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, October 28 at 18:37 (1,815 reads)

Climate change is big ... and threatening. Capitalism denies it exists - with its partner the Canadian Conservative government. What does that mean for life in Canada now and for the future?

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