Politics

While the Nation Was Watching the Election, the EPA Just Approved Another Toxic Herbicide for Monsanto

As universities across the country hold cry-ins, counseling sessions, and post-election therapy events for narcissistic, cry-baby college students, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly approved Monsanto's new drift-prone herbicide, which will further poison, emasculate, and weaken the population.

The soils are suffering from persistent over farming, bio-solid toxi ....

UFO: Pennsylvania trucker spots alien-like ship

A trucker in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA sighted a UFO on 17 June 2013, as reported by UFO Sightings Daily. The report was published on 19 June 2013. The website, UFO Sightings Daily, is coordinated by Scott C. Waring. He had been affiliated with the United States Air Force at SAC base (USAF flight line). He currently owns an ESL School in Taiwan. In this report, Scott Waring has ....

Conservatives fail to act on First Nations child poverty

OTTAWA New Democrats are condemning the Conservative failure to reduce poverty rates among First Nations children in the wake of a newly released report showing that half of status First Nations children in Canada live in poverty. Todays report highlights the Conservatives utter failure to act, said New Democrat Aboriginal Affairs Critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo--Cowichan). Every child dese ....

Alpine Canada president Max Gartner to step down

CALGARY, ALTA. (June 19, 2013) Alpine Canada president and CEO Max Gartner announced Wednesday that he plans to step down once a successor can be found to lead the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing into a crucial season which includes the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Gartner, of Calgary, Alta., has worked for Alpine Canada in various coaching and management positions s ....

John Baird and Elizabeth May face -- House of Commons

by Mia Omara There was a bit of a show-down in the House of Commons this past Friday May 31st between Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, and leader of the Green party Elizabeth May, which ended with Baird accusing May of making sexist remarks. It started with May attempting to bring attention to the issue of transparency and accountability within the Prime Ministers Office (PMO). About $10 ....

Senate scandal: Harper grilled during question period

by Mia Omara On the afternoon of May 28th, the Prime Minister was severely grilled by members of the opposition on his involvement, knowledge, and actions in response to the $90,000 cheque written by ex-chief of Staff Nigel Wright to former Conservative caucus member Mike Duffy. NDP leader Thomas Mulcair asked a poignant question of Stephen Harper surrounding allegations that Duffy was told to k ....

Kashmir contemplates Dalit dilemma

by AMEER TARIN Muhammad Yasin Malik, Kashmirs popular politician and head of Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was invited by Tamil nationalists, fighting for their rights, in Cuddalore in northern Tamil Nadu. (Times of India: May 19, 2013). Addressing a large gathering, in spite of hurdles and impediments from law enforcing agencies , the Kashmiri leader spoke ....

Rob Ford�s crack allegation: So, what�s new?

by Saadiar Questions have been spinning in the air, since the first report came almost two weeks ago that Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, was seen in cellphone video using crack cocaine. Since then the media has been on a circus run trying to get the latest update in this installment, and to find out whether it is all even true or not. Ford in the beginning shrugged off the rumors by stating that ....

Rob Ford: Gawker campaign should return money

by Saadia With Torontos Mayor Rob Ford making huge splashes in the scandal pool, people have been coming up with ways to exploit this story further and make some money from guileless citizens of Toronto and other places as well. The newest edition to such a scheme is the entry of Gawkers Crackstarter. It had stated its goal to raise $200,000 so that Fords video in which he allegedly can be ....

India-Pakistan pursues retaliatory politics

by AMEER TARIN "All human beings, whatever their cultural or historical background, suffer when they are intimidated, imprisoned or tortured... We must, therefore, insist on a global consensus, not only on the need to respect human rights worldwide, but also on the definition of these rights . . . for it is the inherent nature of all human beings to yearn for freedom, equality and dignity, and ....

BC elects more women -- Pay inequity continues

by Mia Omara On May 14th, the British Columbian legislature elected more women than any other province in Canada, the Huffington Post BC section reported May 17th. This is of course great news for British Columbia, but what about the rest of Canada? There is also a bigger issue at play here which takes precedence over female representation in politics, and that is the issue of ....

Harper loses billions of dollars

by Mia Omara The fact that Stephen Harpers government cannot account for over three billion dollars is somewhat surprising, not only because of the sheer amount of money in question, but also because he tends to run a rather tight ship, and has been known to disallow his ministers to speak to the media without consent. So how is it possible that such a large sum of money could go missing, ....

Is Canada suffering from Dutch Disease?

by Mia Omara In early January 2013 the Conference Board of Canada, which is an independent social/public policy think-tank, released a report evaluating the environmental records of countries around the world. Canada came in 15th out of 17th, and received an overall grade of a C. The Conference Board identified one of the reasons why Canada scored so low is because of Canadas recent pus ....

Internet surveillance Bill killed - A win for democracy in Canada

by Mia Omara Canadians seem to have dodged a bullet on the issue of individual privacy, and internet surveillance. In February of 2013 the government tabled Bill C-30 that would have provided sweeping new powers to police and the intelligence community to access the internet records of citizens without a warrant. The bill was eventually scrapped due to privacy concerns and general unpop ....

Poll: Trudeau has good chance of majority government

by Mia Omara A recent poll for the National Post, published May 23rd shows 44 percent of people polled would vote for Justin Trudeaus Liberal party. Results from the Forum Poll also had the current Conservative Party at 27 percent support, and the official opposition NDP at 20 percent support. The results are not overly surprising especially when considering all of the recent sc ....

Judge rules election fraud did occur -- So why is government still ruling?

by Mia Omara There is now evidence found in a federal court of voter suppression in the last federal election which occurred in May of 2011. Certain MPs have even been identified in connection with the robo-fraud scandal however a judge refuses to eject the Conservative MPs from their positions. Not only does this send a bad message to the individuals in question -- that they are above ....

Canada's Criminal Justice: Bill C-54 seeks to change NCR label

by Mia Omara Bill C-54 which seeks to amend the definition of the legal defence �not criminally responsible,� could cause defence lawyers to abstain from using that defense with their clients, says correctional investigator Howard Sapers. The designation of �not criminally responsible, or NCR, is given out in situations where it is discovered that a crime has been committed, however it is n ....

Councillors urge Mayor Rob Ford to confront crack video scandal �head-on�

�Ridiculous� is how Mayor Rob Ford described allegations that he appears to smoke crack cocaine on a cellphone video. Ford emerged from his Etobicoke home at about 9:50 a.m. Friday and made his first public comments since two Toronto Star reporters wrote that they were shown the video by men involved in the drug trade. �It�s ridiculous. Just another Toronto Star . . .,� Ford began, ....
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