Friday, September 28, 2007

From the desk of Elizabeth May

Today, from the desk of Elizabeth May,
Moving on to national politics. The bad, almost unthinkable news is that Stephen Harper now seems more determined than ever to re-invent Canada as a global warming saboteur meekly following George Bush down the road to climate catastrophe. Witness the events of this week alone. On Monday, the Prime Minister addressed a high-level climate change meeting at the United Nations in New York, where he reaffirmed his intention to ignore Kyoto and stick with his government's thoroughly discredited and hopelessly inadequate climate change "plan". The very next day, he announced that Canada is joining Bush and fellow climate change laggard Australian PM John Howard in the anti-Kyoto Asia-Pacific Partnership. A day later, another bombshell: Canada will push to scrap Kyoto and replace it with a new international climate change agreement based, not on real emissions reduction targets, but on the bogus "intensity" targets that can be reached while emissions continue to rise. This could well rank as the worst three days' work by a Canadian Prime Minister – ever.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

$1 Cdn = $1 US

Not sure for how long, but parity is here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Canon Rock (warning - this clip is addicting)

Click here for a list of all the players. You can click on them individually to see & hear them play the whole song as a solo. How cool is that?
Now, c'mon & grab your axe. I'm going to try and do this on a harp.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Canadian gov't convenes secret net-tapping inquiry

Our government wants access to customer name and address information from ISPs. Read it here.

Update (9/20/2007): Minister Stockwell Day responds to questions.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Canada votes against UN native rights declaration

How the heck did this happen?

From Phil Fontaine: "It's an aspirational document, neither convention nor treaty," he said. "We're talking here about minimum standards that relate to our right to self-rule of our territories."

I almost hear the sounds of another "day of action."

Addition: Here is a well informed, well written blog on the topic (thanks to Stephen Karr @ Business and Human Rights in Vancouver).