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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Former federal Conservative operative, Alykhan Velshi, is at it again. As Immigration Minister Jason Kenney‘s communications director, earlier this year, Velshi stirred controversy when he used Canadian government stationery while canvassing for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party. Now he’s lobbying for the

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What Jack Layton Sees In Interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The intensifying scrutiny of Nycole Turmel, NDP leader Jack Layton‘s choice to replace him while he’s away for cancer treatment is healthy for Canada’s democracy. But the negativity by the right-wing media misses the point. Self-righteous right-wing pundits are blind to what Layton and all progressives

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Did You Sign The Abortion Petition, Tim Hudak?

Apparently, the man who wants to be Ontario’s next premier signed a petition seeking to end abortion funding. But Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak only admits that he “may have” signed the damn thing. “May have” is not is not good enough. It’s patronizing political doublespeak. Not good enough

Of Canadian Values and Canada’s Military Hardware Exports

Prime Minister Stephen Harper now uses every opportunity he gets to remind us that “Conservative values are Canadian values”. Even: “Conservative values are Canadian values”. But how does Harper relate this tired propaganda to Canada’s recent sales of billions worth of military hardware? In its last

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Gaddafi Arrest Warrant And Acceptable Crimes Against Humanity

Finally the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a warrant for the arrest Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi! Nothing to celebrate here. The action only betrays a disturbing trend in the international justice system. So far, most of the candidates for prosecution are individuals who have fallen out of favor with

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Stephen Harper’s Infantile Steps on the World Stage

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Prime Minister Stephen Harper played a prominent role on the world stage during last week’s G8 meeting in France and visit with Canadian troops in Afghanistan. But his performance only betrayed an unwillingness to restore Canada to its position of leader