Much has been made of Jack Layton’s “controversial” comments on a possible Quebec sovereignty referendum.The fact is that it is a very rational and defensible position. Based on the closest precedent, the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation, Quebe…Continue reading
Nation, after a relatively early night and a morning spent fighting off my hayfever (the battle wages on), I find myself sitting in Salons 8-10 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
The membership of this party is streaming through the doors, on their way to…Continue reading
Because everyone, even nurses, deserve poetry. Silent Noon Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass,– The finger-points look through like rosy blooms: Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms ‘Neath billowing skies that scatter and amass. All round our nest, far as the eye can pass, Are golden kingcup-fields with silver […]Continue reading
A very interesting class action lawsuit has been launched here in The Hammer. It involves students of Redeemer University College and their parents who claim they were ripped off by an enticing “forgiveable loan” scheme to offset the costs of the t…Continue reading
We’ve been living on the Plateau now for six months, and I don’t know how many times I’ve passed rue Demers. But it wasn’t until a week ago that I really saw it.At one point, someone built a series of small workers’ cottages–from the city’s evaluatio…Continue reading
More serving and protecting by the Toronto Police. (Yeah, right.)
Via CBC and the Star, news that Gabriel Jacobs is filing a human rights complaint over the way he was treated at the G20.
Let’s review the sordid allegations: Guy in a wheelchair. Drag…Continue reading
– Comment by Neurodiversity Blogger Kev Leitch of LBRB on the recent paper indicating that children have been compensated for what, based on an analysis of the symptoms, appear to have been autism disorders.
Neurodiversity, to the extent that it has …Continue reading
It’s my fault. I heard Stephen Harper and Jack Layton call their parties “federalist” enough times that I started to believe it. Sure, they are not seperatist, but why isn’t the Prime Minister jumping on Mr. Layton for this “50% + 1” nonsense. Wh…Continue reading
THE SECRET TRIAL 5 INTRO VIDEO from The Secret Trial 5 on Vimeo.
Last night’s Marxism Conference programme ended with three excellent short films from the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF). More about CLiFF when I write about Marxism…
Oh boy. Sometimes it’s not easy to be a Canadian eh?There I was this afternoon at the old farm, enjoying a quiet moment with the ducks, and thinking: Oh how lucky I am to live in sleepy old Canada.Even if now it’s a dictatorship, and we’…Continue reading
Andre Visior & Kay Stone – SunriseContinue reading
This is a terrible loss to music and humanity in general. And at only 62. Such a mind. Such a wit. Such a talent. Tormented and plagued by addiction problems, but so incisive and funky with his words and his music.Continue reading
Punters at the track: These guys all know that in a horserace, anything can happen, and, plus, you ought to dress well just in case it does!This column appeared in yesterday’s edition of the Saint City News.With the federal election out of the way, t…Continue reading
Sitting in the front row, I hear. Why? Because he taught Timmy everything he knows. Below, I’ve cut and pasted a post from October 17, 2010… They’re right – it wasn’t much of a protest. Particularly when the location they chose was behind 2 chip wagons and a tour bus on Queen Street. But go ahead, […]Continue reading
Nation, the Savage has landed in Edmonton, and arrived at the Shaw Convention Centre just as the formal program was wrapping up and leadership candidates were making the rounds, kissing the babies (figuratively) and the dogs (literally – there WERE 2 d…Continue reading
Johnnie Johnson, best known for his long collaboration with Chuck Berry, was reputed to be the inspiration for the song Johnny B. Goode. Here he is leading a foursome on Real Good Woman….Continue reading
It’s all fun and games until there’s a convicted criminal working in the school yard!Continue reading