Tories launch $4M ad campaign promoting Canada’s 150th birthday more than two years ahead of time

asked:
Your latest post has me very confused. Harper did WHAT now?

allthecanadianpolitics:

Since Stephen Harper has been in power he’s been rebranding/renaming The Canadian Government/The Government of Canada to ‘The Harper Government’. It now appears on all official government documents and advertisements.

Read more here:

A rebranding of the ‘Harper Government’

An excerpt (this was in 2011):

First it was the “Government of Canada.” Then it was “Canada’s New Government.” Now it’s the “Harper Government.”

Public servants from four different departments have confirmed to The Canadian Press that they received a directive late last year that the words “Government of Canada” in federal communications be replaced with “Harper Government.”

Yep, and its creepy as fuck.

Harper’s economic record anything but good, a myth dispelled with facts

allthecanadianpolitics:

As Stephen Harper clings to the myth of being a good economic manager, more and more evidence indicates that Canada’s Conservative government has little to write home about. In fact, their economic record is less than “good” even taking into account the global financial crisis of 2008-09.

Inequality has deepened under Mr. Harper’s watch, job quality has declined, wages have stagnated, economic growth has been anemic, social protections have been reduced while corporate profits and CEO pay soar.

Continue Reading.

allthecanadianpolitics:

FYI Rob Anders lost another nomination. I wouldn’t expect to see him in the government again anytime soon.

Story here:

Rob Anders loses second chance in Bow River

Everything I’ve heard about this dude is bad. Just a reminder this is the same guy who rallied against a transgender rights bill:

Calgary MP Rob Anders has once again drawn criticism for controversial comments, this time about the transgender community.

Anders wants to stop Bill C279, a private member’s bill that would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and hate crime section of the Criminal Code to include “gender identity” and “gender expression” as grounds for discrimination.

He says the bill’s goal is to give transgender men access to women’s washrooms, which has led it to be nicknamed the “bathroom bill” proposal.

He said it’s the duty of the House of Commons to protect children from any exposure or harm that will come from giving men this kind of access.

Anders sent a letter and a petition to a local church, urging the pastor to distribute it. The petition can also be found on Anders’ website.

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I always worry when I hear someone is new to Canada bc our winters are so bad I’m like DO YOU HAVE MITTENS???? SNOWPANTS?! DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT SNOWPANTS AAARE U POOR THING

Supreme Court expands land-title rights in unanimous ruling

YES THIS IS SO GOOD 

Aboriginal bands on the West coast of Canada now have more power than ever regarding the use and development of their land, as ruled by the Supreme Court. While the ruling stretches across Canada, historically speaking, the West Coast bands didn’t sign their lands away, unlike many of the East coast bands. This is a very important development in aboriginal history, but it also comes at an imperative time when projects such as the Gateway Pipeline are pushing for development…this gives aboriginal bands the power to stand up against government and industry, and have some say in the use of their lands!

Justin Bieber and Avil Lavigne? Canadian? Hahahahaha no no I think you meant UN-Canadian. Clearly not Canadian. Nope. Not here. Not one of us. Nooooo sir-ey.

klartie:

so Canada passed a law that allows provincial parks to be opened up to industrial activity 

that means big oil companies will be able to drill wells, build roads, and create giant tests pits in Canada’s beautiful provincial parks 

here’s the petition to revoke the park amendment act 

it’s only about 5000 signatures short of it’s goal and takes about 5 seconds to sign. even if you could just share or reblog that would be great

PLEASE PLEASE ALSO EMAIL YOUR MP AND THE BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT—I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. MPs, Committees, and Ministers may be able to ignore things like petitions, but THEY CANNOT IGNORE THEIR CONSTITUENTS. 

You can find your MP HERE

You can email the BC Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, using this email: ENV.Minister@gov.bc.ca

You can email the Prime Minister and his office HERE

PLEASE take the time to do this—I promise it only takes a few minutes, but it means all the world of difference! I petitioned to my MPs and such before it passed, but to no avail, but these bills CAN be re-appealed if the call is strong enough!

if you dont think canada lives and breathes its own stereotype just remember that my school is having a Poutine Festival

studentlifenetwork:

It’s back! Canada’s Luckiest Student 2 is now live at http://luckie.st/CLS2TWO.

Do you know a Canadian student who could use $20,000 for school and a bunch of awesome prizes? Please share this!