Harper’s Hyperbole

Harper saved us from a Mad Max wasteland, and other hyperbole

Scott Feschuk’s blog at Macleans.ca

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Stephen Harper is “the most vindictive politician I’ve ever met”

Michael Harris UniforMichael Harris addresses the Unifor Regional Council, November 22, 2014.

Notes from Michael’s talk:
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TFSA increase favours the wealthy

Progress Summit
Amanda Lang interviewed Jonathan Rhys Kesselman on his study on why doubling contribution limits is a bad idea. He was one of the architects of the TFSA.

Conservatives try to defend TFSA tax benefits for the rich

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Public Forum on the State of our Democracy

Join a compelling line-up of speakers to learn how you can inspire democratic participation in your community:

  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
  • Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Sylvia Boudreau, Winnipeg Indigenous Rock the Vote Co-organizer
  • Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

Moderated by Brigette DePape, Youth Vote Campaigner, Council of Canadians.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, 45 Robinson St., Winnipeg, MB

Not sure if you have the proper ID to vote in the next Federal Election then visit the Voter ID Clinic.  5pm to 7pm prior to the forum.

More info…

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We don’t need a surplus, we need jobs!

David Macdonald with the CCPA explains how the surplus is amazingly artificial. A good brief analysis of the budget.

2015 Budget Analysis at CCPA.

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A detailed timeline of Stephen Harper’s weird, racially divided vision of Canada

Before Stephen Harper became an international laughingstock and trended on Twitter and BuzzFeed for telling women he knows best how they should dress, there was the divisive — and weird — campaign with racial overtones that came before it.

How weird? Scroll through this timeline.

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The Inconvenient Truth about Harper’s Canada

A podcast of a recent panel discussion with Michael Harris and Donald Gutstein.

The panel was moderated by Kathleen Monk, a prominent media commentator who regularly appears on CBC The National’s The Insiders program.

Harris is the author of Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover.    Harris’s comment on the 2015 Budget.

Gutstein is the author of Harperism: How Stephen Harper and his Think Tank Colleagues have Transformed Canada.

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