The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, April 30, 2013–Harper Conservatives: They’re Not Stupid, They Just Look That Way

Harper Conservatives are on a roll. They have one guy (Ryan Leef) claiming that the population of polar bears has “quadrupled over the last 40 years” (National Post); they have another (Jim Flaherty) claiming that his budget will stimulate the … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Monday, April 29, 2013–Harper Conservatives Trumpet a 200-Year-Old War; What Are They Doing Behind Our Backs?

The celebration of war, and the absolute refusal to discuss the terrible physical and psychological cost of war, typifies regimes like that of the Harper Conservatives. These regimes wage hidden wars against their citizens, yet hide behind the exploits of … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Friday, April 26, 2013–Harper Conservatives Want a Police State of Their Very Own

The Harper Conservatives continue their creepy agenda to force all government employees of any kind to spout the Harper Conservatives’ political message. This isn’t just about “control”, as the media says, but also about retooling Canada into a right wing … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, April 25, 2013–“You Get What You Pay For” Is NOT Supposed to Apply to Politics

A couple of interesting items came to light over the last week or so. A video was released of a Calgary developer caught on video speaking frankly about how much money he and his buddies are using to support city … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, April 24, 2013–Proof That ‘Business Ethics’ is an Oxymoron

Cal Wenzel, founder of Shane Homes in Calgary, Alberta, pretty much proves the point that ‘business ethics’ is a massive oxymoron. In a video taped, presumably, without his knowledge, he frankly discusses how to buy a supposedly democratically elected city … Continue reading

The Sniff Test for Monday, April 22, 2013–Beware Harper Conservatives’ “Information” and “Anti-Terrorism”–it’s unlikely to be informative and it won’t stop terror

The Harper Conservatives, along with the Alberta Conservatives, have noticed that the rest of the world isn’t buying their sales job on the green-ness of the tar sands–which term you’re NOT supposed to use; instead, you’re supposed to call them … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Friday, April 19, 2013–Mike Duffy’s House Not in Order

Senator Mike Duffy–another fine appointment brought to you by the Harper Conservatives…and a stellar example of good ol’ snout-in-the-trough political hanky-panky–got caught breaking the rules. He made a lot of money doing it, too. So far, this ex-ace reporter claims … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, April 18, 2013–Get Mad and Get Even But Don’t Get Smarter. Stephen Harper’s Response to the World

In an attempt to appear like a strong, decisive, leader-ly kind of guy (and to show that he’s a much better leader-ly kind of guy than Justin Trudeau) Stephen Harper said that the only ‘good’ response to a terrorist attack … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Wednesday, April 17, 2013–The Embarrassment That is Joe Oliver Just Keeps Rollin’ Along

This time, our esteemed Natural Resources minister is making sure that Canadian citizens can’t make presentations to pipeline hearings unless they are “directly impacted” by the pipeline (it has to run across your land, apparently) and they fill out the … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Tuesday, April 16, 2013–Some Issues for the Future

Proportional representation is an interesting idea that would surely make things a little more fair than they are now. At the very least, it’s time to talk about electoral reform–something the Harper Conservatives claimed was their top priority when the … Continue reading