May 26th, 2011
- Government running tarsands propaganda outlet: The Dominion has acquired documents proving that Foreign Affairs has created a covert propaganda and lobbying team in Europe to defend the Albertan tarsands from international criticism.
- They can’t help it: Keith Beardsley says that heckling is inevitable in the way Parliament is set up. If Jack Layton wants to push for more civil debate, he’ll need to point to deeper reforms. Of course Beardsley favours a Conservative backbencher’s proposal, because Beardsley is, well, a Conservative insider. But it’s an interesting read.
- I wish I was joking: The Conservatives are pulling the military out of flood relief in Quebec on the grounds that it would cut off business opportunities to the private sector.
- We should be talking about Libya: David Climenhaga wonders why we’re now unleashing attack helicopters and urban bombing campaigns against Libya in a mission that’s supposed to be about implementing a no-fly zone. He needn’t wonder. Lewis Mackenzie told us this would happen before the war even started.
- Please don’t feed the Lawrence Solomons: Good old Larry, who is quite probably the most idiotic columnist in the country, says that new evidence disproves climate change by proving that the Middle Ages was unusually warm. Nice try, Larry. Actually the Medieval Warm Period has been an important discussion in every single major report of the IPCC, none of which I think you’ve probably read.
- Not in my backyard: Wealthy Vancouver condo owners say they don’t want to have to live next to a hospice (h/t Unambiguously Ambidextrous).