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Thoughts on Canadian politics and international news and politics from a teenager. Tend to be on the.. progressive side of things.

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  • If you want progressive, democratic government, vote Liberal!
    on Apr 22, 2011
    The opinion polls have recently shown a significant uptick in NDP support. This would be great news, if it were taking the vote away from Stephen Harper. However, it is actually horrible news, because the support the NDP is gaining is coming in large...
  • We're Not Gonna Take It!
    on Apr 16, 2011
    Last night Ignatieff urged Canadians to RISE UP!, referencing Bruce Springteen. I suggest the next song should be WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT! by Twisted Sister. On May 2nd, let's show we won't take anti-democratic government anymore!
  • Conservatives are prudent fiscal managers?
    on Apr 11, 2011
    Conservatives are great managers of money. Huge deficits aside, and wasting money on jets and prisons, they really know what they're doing. Truly. I would never, ever think otherwise. That's why it's such a surprise to find out that when they spent $...
  • Stop Stephen the Creeper!
    on Apr 6, 2011
    After all of yesterday's controversy surrounding the expulsion of two students at a Conservative rally, the Liberals are seeking to capitalize on this opportunity to show Canadians the type of anti-democratic organization Stephen Harper leads. They h...
  • Harper Wants to Weaken Democracy...Again
    on Apr 3, 2011
    Yesterday, Stephen Harper brought a campaign issue that literally no one else was thinking about. He informed the public that a Harper majority government would remove the per0vote subsidy that political parties receive. He tried to look moderate in...
  • Keep May out, and Bring on the One on One
    on Apr 1, 2011
    There has been lots of debate about the debates these last few days. The most sensible combination of debates is to have one debate with the four parliamentary leaders, and one with Harper and Ignatieff squaring off. I am very much in favour of democ...
  • Harper Clearly Lies...Again
    on Mar 30, 2011
    Stephen Harper brought up the coalition again today, saying that the opposition parties would move with lightning speed after an election to form a coalition if the Conservatives win a minority. When he was questioned about his clear endorsement of c...
  • Harper Has Contempt for Democracy
    on Mar 29, 2011
    Enough said...
  • It's Canadian Democracy, Stupid
    on Mar 28, 2011
    I humbly suggest this as a potential campaign slogan for Michael Ignatieff. It is clear, concise, and memorable. It also exactly communicates what this election is about. The election was triggered by our government's contempt for democracy, and the...
  • Rex Murphy You Are Wrong: This Election is About Democracy!
    on Mar 26, 2011
    Rex Murphy wrote an article in today's National Post purporting to show that the Liberal claim that this election is about democracy is erroneous. However, he does not succeed. He starts the article by showing how, according to him, the Liberals ha...
  • Why Canadians Do (and SHOULD Want an Election)
    on Mar 25, 2011
    After the Harper government fell today due to being found in contempt of Parliament, Stephen Harper uttered three falsehoods in his statement to reporters. Firstly, he maintained that there was nothing in the budget tabled this week that the oppositi...
  • Absurd Logic of Opponents of Long gun Registry Revealed
    on Sep 3, 2010
    In an intelligent release on their website, the LPC has shown how ridiculous arguments made by opponents of the long-gun registry are by substituting guns for other things you need to register. Here are the interesting arguments they came up with, an...
  • Why we Might not Need F-35s
    on Sep 1, 2010
    For starters, we already have CF-18s that are 30 years ahead technology wise over our most likely threat, the Russian TU-95s. Secondly, as Philippe Lagassé, a defence analyst at the University of Ottawa has remarked, "it would be thoroughly against...
  • Has Candice Hoeppner Even Read the RCMP on the Long-gun Registry
    on Aug 31, 2010
    Tory MP Candice Hoeppner, in response to the report issued by the RCMP today on the long gun registry, said that it showed the long gun registry to be "“wasteful and ineffective.” She further claimed that "[t]he report also clearly shows that cla...
  • Jack Layton Should Whip his MPs on Long-Gun Registry
    on Aug 29, 2010
    When the bill to abolish the long gun registry was last put to a vote in the House of Commons, 8 Liberal MPs supported it. To avoid such an outcome on the upcoming decisive vote, Michael Ignatieff has whipped his MPs into opposing the bill. Ignatieff...
  • Liberal Census Bill Shows Fundamental Difference Between Them and Conservatives
    on Aug 27, 2010
    John McCallum announced today that the Liberals would introduce a private members bill reinstating the mandatory long form census, while removing the jail time penalty. The Conservatives are seeking to further hobble the power of government to take p...
  • Conservatives Making Shameful Use of Shock Politics
    on Aug 26, 2010
    When Dmitri Soudas brought the media's notice to the incident that occurred in the arctic yesterday between two Russian bombers and two CF-18s, the intention was obvious. The Russian military often performs exercises in the Arctic near our airspace,...
  • What Tories are Missing in the Patronage Revelations
    on Aug 25, 2010
    Liberal MPs Wayne Easter and Alexandra Mendes reported that since Harper's government has been in power, 20% of federal appointments had been given to Conservative supporters, constituting in their opinion a blatant case of patronage. Tory supporters...
  • Harper's Conservatives = Soft on Crime
    on Aug 24, 2010
    Stephen Harper's Conservatives have prided themselves on being a party that is tough on crime, pushing for certain minimum sentences and announcing plans to build new prisons in order to convey that image. However, they are now coming into conflict w...
  • Conservative Party Workers Fraudulently Posing as PMO Staffers, "Elections Centre"?
    on Aug 20, 2010
    In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, Liberal MP Marlene Jennings asks him to look into allegations of the Conservative party soliciting donations from Conservative party members from the PMO. This would be in contravention of Sec...