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Harper & HMS Erebus

National Geographic

So in 2008 Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister, decided to launch a new search for the lost Franklin ships. It was a crafty way of packaging a political agenda with the shiny wrapping of an adventure that speaks to the heart of Canadian nationalism.

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Canada and Syria - where do we stand?

I think a separate thread is needed to discuss the stand of Canadian political parties and personalities, and of activists and the movements, on the situation in Syria and the escalation of external intervention.

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Trudeau Cronyism

Given the Liberal Party of Canada's history this is not a surprise. I suspect this will not be the last case of cronyism under King Justin. So here is a thread to keep track of the good fortunes of his friends.

Data Sciences Inc, run by Trudeau’s boyhood friend, Tom Pitfield, is providing the party with “digital engagement” and support services for its powerful voter-contact database, Liberalist.

Neither the party nor Pitfield would say how much the agreement is worth to the firm, which Pitfield set up after his friend was elected party leader.

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Don't Vote. It Only Encourages Them

I have voted (NDP) all my life.  But no more. Or at least not until we have proportional representation.  

Trudeau's about face on electoral reform was the last straw.  

I'm not interested in preferential or mixed member nonsense.  I want it simple. If a party gets 42% of the vote they should get 42% of the seats.  

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