My Canada Includes Justice: I hate you all.

Yes, that’s me at the wheel of a Hummer. And if you look closely, I am showing you some disrespect with a hand gesture. Not that it’s needed! By driving one of these things, you are basically saying, "Fuck the environment, and fuck YOU".Who the hell drives these things? It’s 2009. There’s talk about whether it might be too late to reverse the damage we’ve done to the environment. There was

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Jacked Up: The Arts

So according to the 2001 census as reported today by CBC radio one, the average earnings for someone who made their living from the arts was $22,000 dollars annually. Not only that, but since then it has decreased by a third, to $14,000 dollars per year. These figures are even

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The Audacity of Hope

The extraordinary David Brooks, a must read of mine, describes some of the big plans that Obama has in store for the near future. They’re both audacious, and hopeful. Let no one say that Obama doesn’t deliver the style of Presidency he promised 2 years…

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The "Business" of Development?

Amanda Henry muses on the issue of whether development work should be turned into a business, or whether it should remain a charitable, largely selfless activity. (Amanda also calls herself a "starry-eyed idealist" which I think does not do herself justice: an idealist she may be, but anyone willing to admit complete uncertainty because of the nuances of this debate is not "starry-eyed".)…

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Jacked Up: Harpercrites Exposed!

The Conservatives just can’t seem to get enough of eating their own words. “The brutal fact here is that something has happened that has never happened before in Canadian history,” Mr. Day, the current Conservative Minister of Trade, said on CTV Newsnet on Tuesday. “And that is two federal leaders

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