Manning Centre director says Albertans see the Wildrose Party as rural extremists

Don’t bank on Wildrose leading a united right because too many Albertans see the party as rural extremists, says an influential Manning Centre director. Cliff Fryers, Preston Manning’s former chief of staff who now sits on the Manning Centre’s board of directors, rattled through a list of “weaknesses” and “problems” with uniting the right at … More Manning Centre director says Albertans see the Wildrose Party as rural extremists

Go figure! Ezra Levant, the Pied Piper of right-wing-nuttery, has the mainstream media singing his tune!

PHOTOS: Right-wing commentator Ezra Levant in a typical pose, photo by David Stobbe of the University of Saskatchewan. Below: stringer Sheila Gunn Reid in a screen shot of The Rebel’s approach to journalism; Mr. Levant in another familiar pose, a few months before Sun TV folded its tent; and Edmonton Sun-Journal political columnist Lorne Gunter, … More Go figure! Ezra Levant, the Pied Piper of right-wing-nuttery, has the mainstream media singing his tune!

How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

[Image if Albertans could get a review of AER/Alberta Environment’s failures to uphold laws in the province, and a review of their fraudulent engagement to cover-up industry’s pollution and harms] The federal department that enforces Canada’s environmental laws is in such disarray that some officers say they have been ignoring infractions in order to keep … More How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

The crisis in Canada’s oil patch demonstrates the right-wing populist’s lack of self-awareness and persecution complex

The drive-by smearing of Justin Trudeau — three months into his new government — is reaching comic proportions. iPolitics columnist Tasha Kheiriddin coined a clever phrase to describe Trudeau’s political style: the “Oprah-fication of Ottawa.” Witty. Still beats the ‘Stalinization’ of Canada under the previous government. (Remember 24/7 — that publicly-funded PMO ‘news’ services that … More The crisis in Canada’s oil patch demonstrates the right-wing populist’s lack of self-awareness and persecution complex