Please let this not be an April Fools joke…


Seven federal departments and agencies, from Environment Canada to the National Research Council of Canada, have been told Suzanne Legault’s office plans to act on complaints about  “the systematic efforts by the Government of Canada to obstruct the right of the media – and through them, the Canadian public – to timely access to government scientists.”

Via Information commissioner to investigate ‘muzzling’ of federal scientists.

A lesson in etymology for Jean Charest

Democracy: from the Greek: δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”,[1] which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (kratos) “power”, circa 400 BC.

So Mr. Charest, I’d like to point out that when you try to demonize the people by calling them “la rue“, you are basically alienating, if not insulting, the very people who are in charge of electing you. Not entirely sure how you thought this might be a good idea…

Protecting Quebec’s culture? Sure, but is French really it? ;)

That quote really made me smile.

The idea of protecting Quebec’s French culture is quite the noble endeavor. The only problem being I don’t think any of the First Nations were francophone. This notion that Quebec’s history is French is a blatant slap in the face of Quebec’s true historical identity, one the PQ is more than happy to gloss over. Does the PQ understand that there were people here prior to the French landing? It’s okay for their language to disappear?  Does no attention need to be paid to their history or culture?

Via DTA’s Thoughts: The Language Police: Because being English will soon be a crime.

It really reminded me of this cartoon:

Something does not add up in current Canadian politics…

Tom Flanagan and Stephen Harper once wrote:

“In today’s democratic societies, organizations share power. Corporations, churches, universities, hospitals, even public sector bureaucracies make decisions through consultation, committees, and consensus-building techniques. Only in politics do we still entrust power to a single faction expected to prevail every time over the opposition by sheer force of numbers. Even more anachronistically, we persist in structuring the governing team like a military regiment under a single commander with almost total power to appoint, discipline, and expel subordinates.”

But now we’re living through this?

I think something doesn’t quite add up here, do you?