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Proposed CNOOC-Nexen deal leaves too many unanswered questions

Dan’s article about the CNOCC-Nexen deal can be found at iPolitics.

“There are so many questions surrounding this deal that the Conservatives refuse to answer; of course, the NDP rejects this deal on these grounds. We’ve asked for a study on this deal, we’ve asked to make this deal transparent, we’ve asked the questions on how this deal will protect Canadian resources and jobs and if it will jeopardize national security — all to no avail.”

Take a break and read the article.

Serious issues ignored as Conservatives relaunch attack on women’s rights

Dan’s article about Women’s Rights  has been published in iPolitics. Please take a moment to read.  Make a comment about the article if you want.  There are a few negative comments already.   As a side note a study in the St. Louis area finds that free birth control greatly reduces the number of abortions.

EI system punishes rather than helps those in need

Dan Harris has written an article in iPolitics.

“It’s been a rough summer for Canadians who have been looking for work. With job numbers looking bleak and unfair changes to Employment Insurance, Canadians are finding it harder to find good-quality jobs that help to support them and their families.

It’s a sad reality: only four out of 10 unemployed Canadians can access EI when they need it and even then they must wait 10-12 weeks to receive their first payment, letting Canadians down when they need help the most.”

Go to  Dan’s  article .

Alan Gregg Speech Sep 5, 2012 Carelton University

Alan Gregg gave a thought provoking lecture at Carleton University. So far, it does not appear to be on youtube or on CPAC. The text of the article can be found here

A Director of the Straus Military Reform Project meets the NDP

This is an interesting look at how our NDP caucus members perform.

“When Canada’s left-of-center New Democratic Party (NDP) invited me to testify before a mock hearing (on Parliament Hill with only NDP members present) addressing the country’s purchase of the U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, I was confident I knew what to expect.

I expected the Canadian politicians, like members of the U.S. Congress, to give vaguely informed (sometimes stunningly misinformed) statements about the F-35, even when they agreed with my position.”

Winslow T. Wheeler is director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center for Defense Information, which recently moved to the Project on Government Oversight. For 31 years he worked on national security issues for U.S. senators from both political parties and for the Government Accountability Office

The entire article can be found at Parliamentary Lights. It is well worth reading.

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