Queer-liberal: Today’s tonic: “Mark Carney had a chance to weigh in one of the defining issues facing Canada. The answer he gave suggests he isn’t ready for public life”

Today’s tonic: “Mark Carney had a chance to weigh in one of the defining issues facing Canada. The answer he gave suggests he isn’t ready for public life” by Matthew Mendelsohn, CEO of Social Capital Partners and a previous federal and Ontario deputy minister.   I knew and admired Mendelsohn when

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Queer-liberal: Today’s lament: “Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario” by Max Fawcett

Today’s lament: “Doug Ford is dumbing down Ontario” by @maxfawcett  ‘There’s fierce competition in the unofficial race for Canada’s most dangerous premier, with Alberta’s Danielle Smith deliberately destabilizing her province’s health-care system and Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe literally breaking the law so he can thumb his considerable nose at the carbon

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Queer-liberal: Today’s tonic: in his SOTU speech, “Biden projects a vision of strength that’s been missing from his presidency but will be needed in 2024 campaign”

Today’s tonic: In his State of the Union speech last night, “Biden projects a vision of strength that’s been missing from his presidency but will be needed in 2024 campaign”  Like many decent, progressive people, I’ve been alarmed by the return of the lying, criminal, rapist, fraud, anti-democratic, narcissistic, ineffectual,

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Queer-liberal: Today’s warning: “CSIS warns that the ‘anti-gender movement’ poses a threat of ‘extreme violence’ to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada”

Intelligence agency says risk will ‘almost certainly continue’ over the coming year “Canada’s intelligence agency is warning that extremists could “inspire and encourage” serious violence against the 2SLGBTQI+ community — a threat the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says almost certainly will continue over the coming year. “CSIS’s comments come as provincial policies on gender-affirming

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Queer-liberal: Today’s tonic: “Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoes bill banning gender-affirming care for transgender minors”

Wow! Leadership on protecting trans youth from a Republican governor! How refreshing!   “Ohio’s Republican governor has vetoed legislation that would have barred transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care, he said Friday. “Signing the bill would “be saying that the state, the government” knows what’s better for youth than their

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Queer-liberal: Happy day for Ontario Liberals with strong, passionate fighter Bonnie Crombie elected as new leader, with strong second place by progressive Nate Erskine-Smith

Me with Bonnie Crombie at Hamilton AGM I attended yesterday’s Leadership Announcement at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and left pleased as punch.   My top choice Bonnie Crombie won a convincing majority of the points to take the top spot on the third ballot.  A huge sigh of relief came

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Queer-liberal: Green win in Kitchener Centre byelection a great local victory, plus clear repudiation of old-time parties

Congratulations to the Green Party’s Aislinn Clancy, the newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre after last night’s byelection win.   Her win gives the Greens two seats in the provincial legislature, including leader Mike Schreiner who represents nearby Guelph.    The Greens stormed to a big win with

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