This is just a perfect example of the Harper Government. We've got accusations of extremism. Overturning somebody else's decision because you know better. Grandstanding. Killing animals. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! It's perfect, really. The Conservatives decide to overrule the RCMP's decision to no longer wear fur hats. Claim it's for the greater good of Canada. Congratulate themselves for saving...like what? 10 jobs? And stick it to the extremists, for good measure.
Jim Prentice feels like all Alberta really needs right now is a few more temporary foreign workers. Seriously. What an asshole. I know this isn't science or anything...but a year ago all the Oil Sands companies were advertising for engineers in BC. Now? Not a one. I'm not surprised that our CEO/worker pay gap is the worst in the western world. Well...except for America. And some more stories about TFW's getting taken advantage of.
Does anybody out there have a really good idea for how to deal with ISIS? At this rate, I feel like if we go in and take them out it's going to be some kind of flesh eating zombies that take their place. The west just keeps making shit worse. Maybe blowing the fuck out of everybody isn't the answer? But no, Trudeau is the asshole here for questioning things.
Somebody decided that there would need to be a prison lockdown if Omar Khadr is granted an interview.
Sometimes you make a mistake, admit that you're wrong, and then move on. Other times you double down on awful. The Harper Government decides to appeal the decision that struck down their cuts to refugee health care.
This story details the impossible decision members of our military face. Admit that you have a mental health problem and get treatment...or keep quiet and keep your pension.
MacLeans has a take on the Paul Calandra affair. And some more about stupid things he has said.
The Conservatives don't want a motion to go forward that would grant the speaker the power to make people answer questions. This is all kinds of confusing.
Once again, the Cons explanations for spending a lot of money beg greater explanation. There's no real logic towards last minute changes leading to Canada footing the bill for a private plane ride home for some European bureaucrats.
Stephen Harper's "Ra Ra Canada is Great so let's stick it to the Russians" Franklin expedition to enhance Canadian ownership of the North...had a Russian component to it. Which kind of chips away at the justification for it.
We now basically have one newspaper owner in Canada. Good thing nobody reads them any longer.
And lastly...Sun news apologizes to Justin Trudeau for calling his mom a whore. Basically.