Posts Tagged ‘steven harper’

Conservative Campaign Scandal

January 16, 2013

Conservatives buy their way out of buying the 2006 election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/10/election-spending-conservative-party-canada_n_1086475.html

CPC gets $47 million a year in public money.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_political_financing_in_Canada

Robocall scandal. Or you could just google it, plenty of good reading out there.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jim-harris/robocalls-scandal_b_1305397.html

National Post “So called scandal”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/06/conservatives-drop-appeal-of-in-and-out-ruling/

Toronto Sun “So called case”
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/10/tories-make-deal-in-campaign-overspending-case

In defense of what i’ve said here, not mentioned. The papers both used ‘so called’ to refer to the phrase “in and out” often used in reference to this crime not to the validity of the crime itself. But use of the phrases “so called scandal” and “so call case” don’t just undermine the naming of the crime, they undermine the crime itself. Especially as read by the average Newspaper reader who often skims an article to get the general idea. The planting of certain phrases is integral to modern day journalism gone propaganda in the mainstream.

Also not mentioned is the NDP’s $344k fine in 2010 for illegal campaign funding practices. Again, completely un-exceptable! Difference is, the NDP didn’t win. They’re also not changing our laws or dismantling our democracy. For now.

Drilling for Oil in the Gulf of the St Lawrence

January 16, 2013

Contained within the massive ‘budget’ bill C-38, corporations are now allowed to drill for oil in the Gulf of the St Lawrence. They’ve wasted no time applying to drill now that the legal door has been opened. What else will they destroy to squeeze every last resources out of our beautiful country?

Drilling in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/01/may-calls-for-drilling-ba_n_1730042.html

Drilling for oil in the arctic
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/reviving-arctic-oil-rush-ottawa-to-auction-rights-in-massive-area/article4184419/

USA exports more oil than it imports.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-29/u-s-was-net-oil-product-exporter-in-2011.html

List of recent oil spills:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills

The Remi Review Episode 21 – Occupy

January 16, 2013

Interview with Derek Soberal. Occupy: not the wash of lazy violence the “news” tries to tell us it is. More CBC “journalism”…No product reviews or music vids this time, wanted to make space for Derek Soberal. Recorded on Sept 17 2012 the one year anniversary of the occupy movement. Still going strong, still growing – Civil unrest isn’t going away so long as oligarchs run the show and call it democracy! Turn off your TV!