Posts Tagged ‘tories’

‘A Shameful New Low’: Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Alberta Govt. Ponies Up $1 Billion for Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline..

April 1, 2020

“We need billions of public dollars invested directly in vulnerable communities dying from COVID-19, not spent propping up massive oil companies and unneeded projects that would trample Indigenous rights and exacerbate the climate crisis.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/31/shameful-new-low-amid-covid-19-crisis-alberta-govt-ponies-1-billion-keystone-xl-tar?cd-origin=rss

Can Canada’s Conservatives resist temptation to try to sabotage the accord with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs?

March 3, 2020

It will be interesting to see how the Conservative Opposition in Ottawa and Alberta’s Conservative government react to yesterday’s announcement the federal and British Columbia governments have reached an accord with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation that would recognize its system of hereditary governance.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/03/can-canadas-conservatives-resist-temptation-try-sabotage-accord

The state of the art of Conservative victimhood in Alberta..

February 25, 2020

Michelle Rempel Garner, the Blocker Queen of Twitter and Conservative MP for the monochromatic suburban wasteland of Calgary Nose Hill, apparently wants us to think she is the Pierre Vallières of Wild Rose Country with a formula to make us Albertans not only maîtres chez nous, but masters of your house too!

Best known hitherto for her unrepentant inclination to block any citizen who complains about anything she says on social media, Rempel Garner has even earned her own hashtag: #BlockedByRempel. Nevertheless, she is the most prominent of the four Conservative Alberta MPs who signed the so-called Buffalo Declaration that’s been getting so much undeserved attention from our credulous local journos.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/02/state-art-conservative-victimhood-alberta

Are the federal Conservatives a national government in waiting or a separatist bloc? Andrew Scheer must decide..

February 25, 2020

This is relevant today, of course, in light of the so-called “Buffalo Declaration,” the much-publicized 6,000-word screed published by four Conservative MPs from Alberta that essentially tells Canada: Do what we want or Alberta will separate from Confederation and found an independent state, maybe with Saskatchewan along for the ride.

In other words, the Buffalo Declaration is essentially the position supposedly advocated by the Bloc for Quebec, at least as understood on the Prairies.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/02/are-federal-conservatives-national-government-waiting-or

‘Doug Ford’s Tories treated your licence plates like political vanity plates. Until a cop caught them out’..

February 21, 2020

Within months of winning the 2018 election, Ford decided to turn his pedestrian campaign slogan — “Open for Business” — into a provincial credo. Henceforth, decreed the premier, his favourite phrase would be plastered on all new licence plates for commercial vehicles in Ontario.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2020/02/21/doug-fords-tories-treated-your-licence-plates-like-political-vanity-plates-until-a-cop-caught-them-out.html

Check your white male privilege Andrew Scheer..

February 16, 2020

On February 14, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made the shocking statement that protesters and activists need to “check their privilege” and let people whose jobs depend on the railway systems get to work. In this case, it is Scheer who needs to check his own privilege. His comments appear to be racially motivated as the people occupying the rails in Ontario are very obviously Indigenous peoples. Scheer’s comments reflect worn out stereotypes about Indigenous peoples that are not worth repeating, but are not based on facts. These kinds of comments serve only to promote societal division and manufacture hatred towards a specific group — Indigenous peoples.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2020/02/check-your-white-male-privilege-andrew-scheer

Ontario premier swipes at ‘scary’ Sanders campaign..

February 9, 2020
Ontario premier swipes at 'scary' Sanders campaign
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford criticized Democrats during a visit to Washington, D.C., this week, calling Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) campaign “scary.”

“We hope the election is going to turn out the right way … literally, the right way,” Ford said during an interview at a Canadian American Business Council event on Friday.

https://thehill.com/policy/international/global-trade-economy/482173-ontario-premier-doug-ford-calls-bernie-sanders

Jason Kenney’s economic policies are failing Alberta..

January 16, 2020

Good Lord, can Alberta survive another spring of renewal like the last one?

Another springtime of renewal — that’s what Government House Leader Jason Nixon and the United Conservative Party’s meme machine were promising yesterday with the announcement the Alberta Legislature will get back to business on February 25.

“At only 12% of the way though our mandate, we’ve delivered on 43% of our commitments to Albertans so far,” Premier Jason Kenney or one of his social media surrogates tweeted merrily with a huckster’s love of spurious statistics. “Looking forward to another spring of renewal.”

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/01/jason-kenneys-economic-policies-are-failing-alberta

Scheer’s departure means social conservatism is on the defensive..

December 12, 2019

It should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying even passing attention that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided to resign.

From the minute the results of October’s election became official, Conservative party insiders and activists started treating Scheer as a dead opposition leader walking. Even staunch, hard-right Harper Conservative operatives openly expressed dismay at Scheer’s well-documented and public record as a faith-based, social conservative, hostile to reproductive and same-sex rights.

https://rabble.ca/news/2019/12/scheers-departure-means-social-conservatism-defensive

Canada Conservative leader resigns amid reports he used party funds for private school..

December 12, 2019

Andrew Scheer announced intention to step down shortly before reports he used funds for his children’s education..

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/12/andrew-scheer-canada-conservative-leader-resigns