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Linda Leon's Blog

Yukon is full of artists, thinkers, eccentrics and rabble-rousing political trouble makers. From the windows of her [i]Acting Out Studio,[/i] Linda Leon observes the view from North. Every good artist knows that you have to stand far away to get a full perspective.

Blog - Linda Leon's Blog March 6
Linda Leon | The Harper government is playing the terrorist card to trample civil liberties with their new anti-terror legislation.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog January 19
Linda Leon | The Harper government's record on free speech suppression is long and incriminating. And yet it still wants to make hay out of Charlie Hebdo.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog December 17
Linda Leon | The controversy over the land use plan for the Peel River Watershed is broadly divisive. But the Yukon Government is moving full steam ahead with forsaking the commons for the profit of a few.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog December 2
Image: Flickr/thoughtwax
Linda Leon | Character assassination and bullying are time-tested conservative tactics. And now there's a medical explanation for it! Now for clinical trials...
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog October 31
Image: Flickr/Edna Winti
Linda Leon | Please don't vote for regressive Bill S-6, "An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface" -- Northerners deserve better.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog September 24
Linda Leon | CRA witchhunts? How far is the Prime Minister willing to go to suppress dissent?
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog August 18
Linda Leon | From Israel's assault on Gaza to attacks on refugees in Canada, Stephen Harper's Conservatives are masters of nasty wedge politics. Penny for your thoughts, Ryan?
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog July 17
Photo: peelwatershed/flickr
Linda Leon | The Peel River Watershed is a pristine area in northern Yukon prized by First Nations and famous worldwide for its extraordinary beauty.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog June 13
Linda Leon | The Harper government is more interested in controlling the message than it is in presenting the facts. That is why the Conservative Party is so determined to either take over or destroy the CBC.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog May 23
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Linda Leon | Conservatives committed the majority of electoral crimes in Canada since 2006. Now, with Bill C-23 passed the investigative arm of Elections Canada has been crippled and Pierre Poutine need not worry.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog April 28
Artwork: Linda Leon
Linda Leon | Bill C-520 is a partner document of the Unfair Elections Act. Both bills seek to muzzle public servants, dismantle democratic safeguards and give free rein to the unscrupulous.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog March 29
Linda Leon | In her latest letter to Yukon MP Ryan Leef, Linda Leon calls the Conservatives' defence of the Fair Elections Act an insult to our intelligence.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog February 25
Linda Leon | Demand reforms of the Fair Elections Bill that will actually make it fair. If you cannot bring about change, do not defend the indefensible.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog January 20
Linda Leon | Fisheries and Oceans libraries have been closed down across Canada. Barbarians have a lot to answer for.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog December 17
Linda Leon | Consider going rogue. Support the Reform Act. It won't cure all of the ills in our parliamentary system. But it will go a long way towards healing Canadian democracy.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog November 21
Linda Leon | Please don't get me wrong, Ryan. I don't admire the disgraced senators. It is just that I admire the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister's Office and his caucus wranglers even less.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog October 8
Linda Leon | Last month Canada's territorial and provincial premiers met to discuss the Canada Jobs Grant (CJG), which the federal government wants to launch with their co-operation. The premiers are not happy.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog September 17
Linda Leon | How to gain respect and receive invitations to better parties!
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog August 13
Linda Leon | Why would people support a party that cheats and a leader they regard as as liar?
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog July 24
Linda Leon | Assembly of First Nations (AFN) held the 34th Annual General Assembly in Whitehorse this month. The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development did not bother to attend.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog June 27
Linda Leon | Ten Percenters are taxpayer-funded one-page flyers. In her latest letter to Yukon MP Ryan Leef, Linda Leon calls this practice legalized theft of public money and an abuse of public trust.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog May 29
Linda Leon | The Accountability Act was supposed to strengthen Access to Information and the power of the Auditor General. Instead, it's empty window dressing.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog May 18
Linda Leon | Smoke and mirrors! That is what Elizabeth May said about our government’s strategy to deal with climate change.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog April 18
Linda Leon | The day after Justin Trudeau was elected the leader of the Liberal Party, the hate ads were on television. Luckily for the Conservative Party, the Liberals aren't given to litigation.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog March 21
Photo: Charlie Kaijo/Flickr
Linda Leon | Canadian and Albertan officials, along with their oil industry counterparts, are in Washington conducting a campaign to convince reluctant Americans that the Keystone XL pipeline is a good idea.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog February 8
Linda Leon | Why should Yukoners care about the Experimental Lakes Area? We should care because there are hundreds of pristine lakes and rivers in the Yukon that we would like to keep that way.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog January 10
Linda Leon | In December, the Conservative government passed Bill C-45, which like previous omnibus bills, was rushed in order to prevent close scrutiny by members of Parliament or the public.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog December 3
Linda Leon | December is upon us and our thoughts are already turning to Christmas. So instead of the usual letter, I am sending you a seasonal story for your enjoyment.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog November 16
Linda Leon | China has "streamlined" regulatory processes. That is why so many western businesses have factories there. They don't have to worry about awkward regulations such as human rights or the environment.
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog October 20
Linda Leon | Frankly, I wouldn’t mind a carbon tax. We have more to fear from the Northern Gateway Pipeline pipeline than we do from a fictitious carbon tax.

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