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Fraser Institute advises Liberal Finance Minister to pretend inequality does not exist

The “Sharing Economy” Is the Problem

Canadians say “Never Again” to negative voting

Rona Ambrose gets the key to Stornoway

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

Leni Spooner:

It is difficult to look back into the history of humans on planet earth and find a time where humans did not hinder and harm. We should have learned by now — but given the human habit of withholding education and information in the name of profit and power, the chances of entering an era educated enlightenment, before complete extinction of all life on earth, are pretty slim.

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:

By Andy Borowitz

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report) – Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data…

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Harper unintended gift to Indigenous Peoples

Canadians get Economics Right? Maybe Just

The new Liberal government had endorsed TPP in principle but vowed to renegotiate parts of it before signing it, which they’ll never be able to do. The negotiations are concluded, the text is finalised, and the other 11 countries in TPP will not re-open the negotiations at the whim of Justin Trudeau. It’s a take it or leave it deal, and if the Liberals don’t like it, they need to lump it.

Source: Globe and Mail: TPP’s copyright chapter will cost Canadians hundreds of millions / Boing Boing

TPP: A secret deal that binds the hands that heal – Broadbent Institute

In Canada, change can happen fast when a government has a strong mandate — hear majority government.

After 78 days of frustrating rhetoric and an absence of substantive debate or proactive debate, Canada’s new government springs into action in the name of Canadians in a big way.

With a majority and mandate under his belt for less than 24 hours, PM Trudeau signals that world that the heart and face of Canada has changed.

Not bad for a guy who Canadians were told to fear because he had nice hair…

On the heels of his major election win, Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau told reporters on Tuesday that he will end the bombing campaign in a “responsible way.”

Source: Trudeau Tells Obama He’s Pulling Canada Out of Bombing Campaign Against the Islamic State | VICE News

Parliament 2015 if Proportional Representation were a Canadian reality.

Food for thought: Left vs Right (World)

Voting is the very least effort a citizen can make – real work begins post Election 2015

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