Harry Smith Is Coming for Stephen Harper
The 92-year-old anti-austerity campaigner, a UK sensation, sets his sights on Canada. See the story at the Tyee.
The 42nd federal election is looming. We’ve long known the contenders; Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau and May. All that remains is a date. And while the Canada Elections Act was amended in 2007 to provide for fixed election dates on the third Monday of October(this year it will be the 19th) the Prime Minister is still free to ignore this date completely and call an early election, as occurred in 2008. 1,262 more words
WRITTEN BY RICK REID
PHOTO BY KEVIN VAN PAASSEN
It used to be that growing up sane in Alberta meant knowing that there was no such thing as democracy at the provincial level, the “Progressive” Conservative Party would be in power indefinitely, redneck farmers, white supremacists in Brooks and Stettler and oil barons in Calgary would keep it that way with their loyal vote, as it has been for over 40 years. 599 more words