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The Canadian War Against Science

Found this blog post about the government’s war on science. It has a short 6 paragraph introduction and then lists the actions against science.  Printed, the whole article take about 6 pages. Read it and weep.

Canada needs to catch up on clean-tech

There is a new article by Dan Harris in iPolitics. This article, although it addresses the entire Clean Tech possibilities has a lot of information about the firm Electronic Recycling Services (ERS).  One of the best paragraphs is “…Sadly, the Conservative government is mired in the past, with its sole focus on extracting new resources from the ground. For Canada to achieve a balanced, sustainable economy we must concentrate on growing the value-added sectors. ..” Take a few minutes 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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