Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for June 6, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Judge gives reasons for firearms acquittal — two years later – Toronto Star – http://is.gd/zeOHPI Domestic abuse by women increases – http://goo.gl/ouuA6 Fixer: Are cyclists alienating drivers by being selfish and rude? –http://goo.gl/mR8wr Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty in sex case – http://is.gd/rpY8G3 French ...

Brigette DePape

Hello friends, I am now done school, which leaves me with significantly more time to blog obnoxiously about whatever I think.  Here is my first installment. Michael Moore has hired our recently dismissed Senate page, Brigette DePape.  Good for him.  He is a goon, and he should hire lots of goons to surround him for ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Study Finds Positive Association Between Autism and Vaccines

A  recent (Online publication date: 26 May 2011) study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health reports ,as set out in the report title, that a positive association has been found between autism and vaccines: A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population. The study abstract ...

NDP Ideas: NDP Ideas 2011-06-06 07:42:00

Killing Development Dead from RSS Feed | Raise The Hammer by Ryan McGreal Our Zoning By-Law is an autoimmune disease that turns the City’s defences against its own urban tissue, mistaking healthy developments for pathogens, destroying valuable assets and debilitating the city as a whole. Recently demolished building at 30 King Street West Innovation is ...

The Happy Wanderer: First Real Debate!

The race for Obama’s opponent is now almost at the beginning. It’s not quite there to say many candidates are still not fully in. Candidate’s like Bachman, Palin and Giuliani all major factors at this point at least according to the polls aren’t even in the exploratory phase, but currently we have 10 candidates in ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: On Being Shock Doctrined by the Media

While reading Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, it occurs to me that Canada, like many other nations, had become the science lab for Milton Friedman and the Chicago School. Stephen Harper’s strong connections with the Republican neoconservative movement, are not random or isolated. We fit a template, though it didn’t take a coup for the ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Michael Moore Promotes Bridget DePape on His Blog

U.S. liberal activist and documentary filmmaker Michel Moore, has posted Bridget’s story on his blog. “For a young person to do that and to do it peacefully, and quietly and with grace, I thought it was a very powerful moment. Every now and then there is an iconic moment where an individual takes action, and ...

gay persons of color: Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox to produce "It Gets Better" videos

Both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox baseball teams have decided to take a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia and produce “It Gets Better” videos. The two teams are following the lead taken by the San Francisco Giants who, on June 1, became the first professional sports franchise to release a video for ...

Impolitical: G20 hearings continue in Toronto tonight

Public hearings continue tonight in the west end of Toronto: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall. There is a narrow question at the heart of these hearings and posed to those making submissions: “What role should civilian oversight play with respect to the policing of major events?” ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Help Harper Name His New Pet

PM Harper came out of a month-long media hiding last week to give his first full length interview since election day. Now he is asking the canadian population to help decide on whether to purchase $35B fighter jets, uh, I mean to help name his pet cat. Glad he has his priorities straight. Here are ...

cmkl: There’s a federal budget tomorrow

So naturally I spent most of the morning at Home Depot buying lumber, plywood, fence fittings and what not. Hey they may be a big box, but at least they told the American Family Association to piss off. The postal strike moves on to Montréal tomorrow, so naturally I spent the afternoon fixing our fence ...

Accidental Deliberations: On dominance

Meanwhile, the obvious potential for growth in NDP support figures to have some rather important effects on the Cons’ strategy as well. After all, their current coalition of support left them little room for error even with a split opposition – and if the NDP can win over the Lib votes that figure to be ...

centre of the universe: Sometimes dipping your toes is a full immersion

The smell of the sea and tears-tasting salt water still cling to me as I dress/undress for bed. My skin is red where the sun kissed it a little too long, and my hair is whipped to a frenzy by the ocean breeze. There, on a promontory at St. Andrews-by-the-sea, I saw a monument. Rising ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and Brigette’s Message

Well I see the legend of Brigette DePape continues to grow, like a red rose of hope in the darkness of Harperland.  ““I have been really inspired because there have been thousands of people who have sent messages or commented on the Internet. People know that hope for change is possible when we start taking action.” ...

CathiefromCanada: About protest

Johann Hari writes about the proof that protest works: : The first ever attempt to hold a Gay Pride rally in Trafalgar Square was in 1965. Two dozen people turned up – and they were mostly beaten by the police and arrested. Gay people were imprisoned for having sex, and even the most compassionate defense ...

Morton's Musings: The NDP were probably better at fiscal management

http://bit.ly/lkkmoS "Hard spending decisions have never been a hallmark of Mr. Harper's governments, which have cut taxes, dramatically increased the number of civil servants, driven up spending, eliminated the surplus and produced big deficits, but will now be preaching restraint and cutbacks."

Bene Diction Blogs On: The view from here

Mom mallard and 15 newborns stopped by for a snack.

Blunt Objects: Nanos Poll – End of the Bloc

Nanos has a new poll out with very slight changes for all the parties, except it shows the Bloc literally collapsing before our eyes. Topline numbers are 39.7% Con, 29.9% NDP, 21.5% Lib, 4.8% Green, and 2.7% Bloc. Using 2Close2Call’s projection system (because, for Excel-related reasons, I can’t use RxR’s at the moment), you would ...

Accidental Deliberations: On fading reasons

There’s plenty to catch up on in Canadian politics from the past week, and I’ll try to cover the biggest news over the next couple of days. But let’s start with one polling tidbit that looks even more important than the NDP’s improving support totals: Respondents were asked which party they voted for in the ...

wmtc: michael moore: canadians need to get in touch with their inner hockey stick

Did you hear Michael Moore has offered our hero Brigette DePape a job? I hope she has many such excellent opportunities coming her way. A young woman with that much courage, poise and determination should have a bright future as a rabble rouser. Michael Moore, the high-profile American activist and filmmaker, has offered a job ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Morton Is Wrong: Dissident Page Rawks

Grandstanding does work. The babilicious Brigette DePape did it and she’s become internationally famous and probably refusing more job offers in the last day than James Morton gets in a year. Jack Layton has been doing it by flirting with separatists and with nonsense talk about how he has the power to bring down the ...

wmtc: racist bus ad in mississauga, part two: we win!

Remember this? I wrote about this here. Thanks to the tireless efforts of my comrade Peter, we were able to organize the requisite five complaints needed to trigger a City review of advertising. And guess what? We won! Dear Laura Kaminker: Thank you for submitting your Request for Review on November 19, 2010. The Panel ...

PoliTeching: Cross-Border Talks and Cybersecurity Law Consultation Ended

You are not alone if you did not even know there was a public consultation on cross-border talks. Link to Pirate Party of Canada Press release: Transparent Public Consultation Needed for Cross-Border Talks.

Blunt Objects: Polling Since June 1978

Here’s a fun look at the Canadian electorate’s waffling since before Joe Clark was Prime Minister: You can view raw data here. I only managed from 1978 to 2001, since they skip years after it. The most interesting part of it all is at the very end, a few polls started giving the Progressive Conservatives ...

Blunt Objects: Liberals and Greens

Hello. I am Teddy. I am the admin of Riding by Riding, and, a new contributor to this blog. I am a liberal. I’ve always been a liberal. The problem has been that I’ve not been a Liberal in some years.Big L and small l. I’ve always backed Liberal policies, Liberal ideas, even the Liberal ...