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The Cornered Bear

In 2008, Russia invaded Georgia. The world turned a blind eye, partly because Georgia is an insignificant state on the fringe of Europe but mostly because the costs of cutting … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ford Nation: A Portrait of Toronto’s Intellectual Tumor

“Rob has street cred that they can realte to. He takes no guff from anybody. He explodes in angry rants. He is not afraid of the police. Everybody picks on … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Documenting Liberal National Showcase 2013 – Original Photos

A photo journal by Ehssan Taghavi

April 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Die is Cast – thoughts on the Liberal National Showcase

“Alea iacta est,” The Die is Cast – the race is over and voting has begun.  On April the 14th the next Grit leader will be unveiled.   Prelude to the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beware, Blog Clique is covering the Liberal Showcase #LibClique

This Saturday, to kick off voting and finish the leadership campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada is holding its National Showcase at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  As a reputable … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nothing New – MPs complain of being ‘muzzled’ by PMO

After recently having a motion silenced, Conservative MPs Mark Warawa and Brent Rathberger spoke out about being “muzzled” by the PMO.  Opposition parties were quick to call this a Conservative … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Opponents of Keystone XL miss the facts, nevertheless Canada must repair its image

It would be a mistake for President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL pipeline because the new infrastructure itself will not negatively affect the environment. At the same time, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

For Trudeau, victory is tangible

I have yet to argue that the Liberal’s ‘prodigal son’ is without question the best candidate for leadership and have yet to endorse any candidate. But I do believe it has become … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Let developers bribe homeowners

As every resident of Toronto has likely been aware of for ages, the city has been riding the wave of booming construction for more than a decade now. City Hall … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The good and bad of Harper’s Arctic foreign policy

As the Arctic warms there will be increased shipping, resource development, and the potential for confrontation. Canada must increase its presence in the region, but it should do this through … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Obama, Biden, and the Good Cop Bad Cop routine

Invigorated by a recent win, America’s President hopes to address a variety of policies.  Climate change, gay rights, gun control, and immigration reform are all issues on which Obama hopes … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

First Nations ally with federal opposition

A brief history of the Indian Act Enacted in 1876, the Indian Act was meant to solve the ‘Indian problem’ but has become an outdated and paternalistic piece of legislation.  … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is the Grand Old Party dead?

As a politically-conscious Canadian it is difficult to refrain from outright republican bashing.  It is easy to demonize today’s GOP as a coalition of right-wing American nuts.  But doing this overlooks the fact … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Liberal throne is empty

The Liberal throne has been empty since Michael Ignatieff stepped down in the wake of a historically devastating election.  Bob Rae, the unelectable interim leader remains the steward.  But the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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