America, please welcome Rob Anders! A great Canadian…

The most inward and insular of nations – that would be you, America– needs a well deserved break from this week’s Presidential air balls (the first debate…yikes) and Republican hairballs (too many to list). So settle in, as I give you talented Alberta funny man, Rob Anders, boffo federal Conservative Party parliamentarian.

Anders, the Member (in every sense of the word) from Calgary, decided this week that he had best unburden himself with a remarkable conspiracy theory from the May 2011 Canadian federal election.… [Read more]

East vs. West in the Great North

It seems bizarre that one industry, centered exclusively in one region, could drive national policy – economic, environmental, and social – in a country as large and regionally diverse as Canada. But that is exactly what is happening. If there is one unifying theme to the Harper Government’s ‘Omnibus Budget Bill’ C-38, it is the expansion of the Alberta tar sands (please don’t be fooled by their misleading re-branding as oil sands – the resource is thick, dirty bitumen, not like crude oil from conventional oil wells).… [Read more]