It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.
Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with.
McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42#UofR
In 2011 Harper ‘won’ a majority government on the heels of lying to Parliament about the true cost of the #F35 boondoggle (which we still don’t have a plane from), and proceeded to lie to us about the cause of the election fraud seen across the country.
In 2015 Harper is possibly going to win government on the heels of saying we should prevent Muslim women from wearing a religious head and face scarf. What lies in store for us after he regains power? The Office of Religious Freedom he started will back up the freedom of Muslim women to dress how they please?
This particular Con candidate is running in Wascana, against Goodale, among others. I once saw a sandwich board say he was door-knocking in Parkridge, and another time his campaign flyer came to the door. That’s the extent of interaction I’ve had with this man who passionately wants to end a woman’s right to choose a pregnancy or not.
In contrast, I’ve sat next to Ralph Goodale last week at a candidate’s forum, and interviewed Frances Simonson of the Greens for my blog.
“We had a chance to do something at the end of the First World War [when Sykes-Picot was signed], but we didn’t. Nobody reads history books anymore. One of the first things ISIS did was to put up a badly filmed sequence of a bulldozer pushing down a sand wall on the Iraqi-Syrian border. It was pushing it down, and on the ground beside it was a tiny piece of paper, ‘End of Sykes-Picot.’ Someone said to me then that it was the end of Sykes-Picot. I didn’t think it was, but that’s what it has been — the end of all those borders. No one was really watching the news so no one caught it at the time, because people didn’t know what ISIS was at the time
“You’ve got this short-termism in politics today. Harper is a good example of this. He’s faced with big questions like this, and he’s talking about whether or not a woman should wear a niqab at a citizenship ceremony.
I’m talking long-term, to plan for the next 50 years. Future generations don’t matter to politicians. Harper had opportunities that he didn’t even think about, let alone grasp. Canada’s natural position in the world is to be a great moral power, that tries to put out fires, bring people together, and look out for the suffering and the poor. None of that applies to Harper.”