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Archive for the Liberal tag

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Modern conservatism and liberalism

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

With the election of The Trump in the US, there is increasing animosity coming from “conservatives” with respect to those damn “liberals” that are messing up that country.  Make no mistake, here in Canada we see the exact same kind of malcontent coming from our “conservatives” who are now emboldened by the events south of […]

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Jumping on the “Anyone But … ” bandwagon is stupid

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I’ll get right to the point.  If you find yourself supporting “Anyone But Conservative” or “Anyone But Harper”, or “Anyone But <any target>” then, I must be blunt, you are an asshole.  It is the whole process of “anyone but…” that allows us to elect Harpers, and if you support “Anyone But…” this time all […]

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Make electoral reform a priority

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Government is back in session and that means the polls are out again. The recent Ekos poll has the Conservatives in a slim lead over the Liberals – probably enough to make the PM say “neener neener” in parliament, but not quite enough to guarantee a majority win if an election was called today. Similarly […]

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Now is the chance to show that you aren’t a hypocrite!

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

The Liberal premiere of Ontario just prorogued the provincial legislature on a whim, seemingly so he can watch the olympics uninterrupted with annoying distractions… like, say, WORK. Personally, I don’t care much, that’s how parliaments tend to function.  It gets prorogued on the whim of the leader.  That’s how our flavour of democracy works, although […]

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