Gift from God? Why Are You Trying to Republicanize Us, Kenney?

The left-leaning news site Press Progress has been breaking all kinds of stories, and this latest one is more than a little disturbing if you like your church and your state held separately. Jason Kenney, widely considered by many to be the frontrunner for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, told a group of evangelicals near the end of the recent Federal campaign that our Charter rights come from God, and not the, you know, human beings of the government that passed them. Continue reading “Gift from God? Why Are You Trying to Republicanize Us, Kenney?”

Facepalm Moments on the Campaign Trail

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Approaching Day 70 of this federal campaign, and with less than two weeks to go, it was inevitable that things were going to get silly. Coming the day after the announcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and its very serious implications for Canadians and Canadian economy, it seems like a number of Conservative candidates, including the Minister of National Defense himself, is looking to shake things up with a bit of foot in mouth. Continue reading “Facepalm Moments on the Campaign Trail”

What’s in a Niqab?

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And to think, when this campaign started some 17 years ago, we thought it was going to be all about the economy, Duffy, and whether or not you’ll ever be able to get to vote without having to fight through an army political operatives. What a difference 60-plus days make. Now it seems that the race is all about whether or not the government should have the ability to tell a statistically nearly non-existent group of people what not to wear at citizenship ceremonies, and that’s just how the Conservatives like it. Continue reading “What’s in a Niqab?”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 26, 2015

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It seems like everyone’s getting ready for an election this week on Open Sources Guelph. Here in Canada, the Federal government is doubling down on the war with ISIS while making security the primary issue in the upcoming election. Meanwhile, south of the border, a firebrand junior senator is the first to make his play to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States. All this, and strange monuments and stranger doings in Ontario adds up to another busy week in the news. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 26, 2015”

Harper Shuffles Cabinet; Adams Shuffles to Liberals

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It’s another busy start to the week in Ottawa as the fallout of John Baird’s sudden resignation as Foreign Affairs Minister continues to affect business as usual on Parliament Hill. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, forced to fill such an important vacancy in his cabinet, shuffled some of his key advisers into different positions. But that all important news was drowned out by party politics as a controversial member of Harper’s caucus crossed the floor to Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. Continue reading “Harper Shuffles Cabinet; Adams Shuffles to Liberals”