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Is Chapters Indigo playing politics with paperback release of The Armageddon Factor?

As I noted last week – Marci McDonald’s revised edition of The Armageddon Factor was released by Random House April 13, 2011. Being that it is a revised trade paperback which according to Random House is available, where is it? How come I can’t get a copy from Chapters Indigo? It’s a fair question I posed [...]

Bev Oda and the KAIROS fiasco

By Dennis Gruending Pulpit and Politics 2011. Used by permission. All rights reserved I have posted several pieces over the past year about the Harper government’s decision  to deny project money to the ecumenical social justice group KAIROS. I have also  written about CIDA Minister Bev Oda’s deceitful behaviour in the whole matter. For  months [...]

Radio-Canada’s indepth news story on Faytene and her allies

By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. I hope that Faytene Kryskow, after that damning story that ran last night on the Radio-Canada news program Enquete, has her Laroussse’s at hand. If she was hoping to build support amongst francophones for her work, she may now be hard pressed to do so, as [...]

Bev Oda ignored CIDA, betrayed KAIROS

Dennis Gruending 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved. A year ago I wrote stories about the Conservative government’s ham-handed bullying of the Canadian ecumenical social justice group KAIROS. The story is now in the news again in a way that would be comic if it were not so nasty. It provides yet another glimpse into [...]

Paying the Christ Tax

John Baglow 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Thanks to the efficient Harper government, Canadians are doing both at once. Since 2008, there has been a spike in Christian funding by the feds–using our tax money. As reported [...]

Like a sneak peek at the book all Ottawa will be reading next week?

By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. It will be a long week for Ottawa’s Christian conservatives next week, thanks to former Maclean’s staffer Marci McDonald. And thanks to the fact that I have obtained her new book, The Armageddon Factor three days before its formal release on May 11, I can give [...]

Harper’s hard right turn

Harper’s hard right turn. Paul Wells at his best. Chock full of examples…Rights and Democracy, Youth for Christ Winnipeg, Catholic Register and womens rights, Insite, The Manning Centre, Institute for Marriage and Family Canada (Focus on the Family Canuck style) and more. One minor beef, Charles McVety being referred to as Dr. McVety. Taken together, [...]

Politicizing Misery

Glen Pearson 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved I guess the goodwill had to wear off at some point. For weeks now, as the opposition critic for international cooperation, I have been peppered with media questions about CIDA’s performance in Haiti. I’ve refused to rise to the bait, following a longstanding tradition of political [...]

Canada’s ties to the Council for National Policy

From Dawn thot :summary. The full 20 page .pdf can be downloaded from the link. The chart at Dawn thot is interactive. Clicking on each organization will give you a quick summary of what the organizations beliefs are. I think many Canadian Conservatives would be dismayed if they knew the extent of the economic and [...]

Jason Kenney blames Bev Oda for KAIROS funding turndown

The Star from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to KAIROS Your twin accusations that I accused the advocacy group KAIROS of anti-Semitism and that this is why the Canada International Development Agency did not approve a cost-sharing program with the group are false. I did not accuse KAIROS of being anti-Semitic. What I said was that [...]