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
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
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
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
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who helped Canada/Great Britain defeat the Americans during the War of 1812, was not part of the official 2011 Canada Day celebrations.
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
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
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has re-hired Kasra Nejatian, the corrupt aide who last March used Canadian government stationery to send out a Tory fundraising letter. Canadians, get ready for a bruising fight on the corruption front in the next four years of of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s