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Ford Nation screwed blued and tattooed.

It is an easy thing to dismiss Ford Nation. Here’s how Jeffery Simpson does it in the Globe and Mail: “[They and their leaders] prefer to lecture rather than reason, to posture as … the “people” against undefined but dangerous … Continue reading

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Lament for a Nation – Canada’s slide into colonialism

On Wednesday November 27th, John Baird officially redefined Canada to the world as a corporate shill. Prime Minister Harper told Ed Fast, the Minister of International Trade after the 2011 election that he wanted Canadian foreign policy to focus on … Continue reading

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Bob Rae steps into the Ring of Fire

I’m looking at a map of northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire. It’s a pretty patchwork of colours in the shape of a crescent moon: deep sea-blue for Freewest Resources, orange for KWG, bright sun-yellow for Probe, grass green for Fancamp, … Continue reading

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The MP for Owen Sound opens old wounds on Native fishing rights in the Bruce

“With the Natives pushing to come into the Bays, it is a deliberate attempt at confrontation. That’s what they want.” With words like these, Larry Miller, (Con, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) criticized a new Aboriginal commercial fishing agreement signed between Ontario and … Continue reading

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Mr Harper’s End Game

It is telling that the Idle No More movement started with four First Nations women—Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean who gave the first “Idle No More” teach-in. Sylvia McAdam is a lawyer, as is Tanya Kappo, … Continue reading

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Forging the chains that chaffe: Canada’s Foreign Policy

The Harper government’s foreign policy amounts to dissing the UN, slavishly supporting Israel right or wrong, scolding the EU (while promoting a banking policy they opposed in opposition), and signing economic agreements with anyone with a pulse. John Baird managed … Continue reading

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Sell a Country? Why not sell the air?

In John Milloy’s A National Tragedy, there are before and after photographs of an Aboriginal boy. In the before photo, his hair is long. He is dressed in buckskins and beads and posed against a buffalo robe. He is as … Continue reading

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