Tag Archives | Canadian politics

First licenses for pot sale under new rules go to Saskatoon firm

After revamping the rules on licensing for legal marijuana distribution, Health Canada awarded the first two new licenses to a Saskatoon firm called Prairie Plant Systems Inc., which sounds exactly like the covert name for a drug-running operation.

NDP too busy ending sexual harassment in RCMP to end it in their own party

Like so many events in the adult world, a fundraiser at the NDP’s convention in April was a messy, alcohol-soaked evening. Supervisors left early without telling their underlings, other managers refused to help out said underlings because it wasn’t “their event,” a young staffer was harassed by an older, more politically connected man and the staffer was later reprimanded for being harassed.

Voting's for suckers: young Canadians

A recent report studying Canadians’ political engagement came to the unsurprising conclusion that our country’s youth have no patience for things like joining political parties and contacting their elected officials. In today’s fast-food, self-serve, 3G-WiFi-LTE world, there’s no time to attend political conventions and stump for MPs.

Hey, cool: journalist arrested for covering protests (updated)

Miles Howe, who has been writing for Media Co-op about “the struggle against seismic testing related to shale gas exploration in New Brunswick” for several weeks, was arrested earlier today as he attempted to enter a testing site with APTN reporter Jorge Barrera.

Alberta MP shamelessly stands up for values in House of Commons

Edmonton-St. Albert Member of Parliament Brent Rathgeber will undoubtedly become the latest in a string of Canadian political figures to incur the wrath of the public. After speaking publicly and candidly about the issues he’s had with the federal government and failing to see a resolution, Rathgeber resigned from the Conservative caucus Wednesday evening.

Just because a protest is nonviolent doesn’t mean it can’t be inconvenient or disruptive

The nationwide blockades begun on Wednesday’s “national day of action” for Idle No More are doing exactly what they were intended to do: bring people’s attention to the gravity of Aboriginal frustrations. Blockading railways, highways and national borders is a tricky matter because of the debate around the practice and whether or not it constitutes a form of violence.