For several months, Wil Hylton, an excellent writer from GQ magazine, has been interviewing Phil McDowell, an Iraq War resister living in Canada, along with many other war resisters and their supporters and detractors. The resulting article is now onli…Continue reading
What a pleasant surprise when I saw the other day that Arianna Huffington launched a Canadian version of the Huffington Post. I was annoyed, as were other users, that for some reason the US pages were blocked — fortunately the webmeisters at AOL f…Continue reading
“The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy. The smoke hung sluggishly above the chimney-tops as if it lacked the courage to rise, and the rain came slowly and doggedly down, as if it had not even the spi…Continue reading
The CBC has posted an exit interview with Glen Pearson, one of the most underrated MPs of the previous two Parliaments and possibly the most decent person you’ll ever meet. Anyone who has even a passing interest in Canadian politics r…Continue reading
Big times happening:Yesterday Jeanne turned nine months.Today Elin receives her doctorate in a ceremony at the Université de MontreealandTomorrow is Emmanuel’s birthday.Such fun! I’m taking the day off….Continue reading
A Dove ad for VisibleCare Creme Body Wash sends a mixed message. The models in the ad feature a curvy black woman, a Latina and a slim white woman. The weight/skin color transition is inferred – intentionally or not – with “before” and “after” referen…Continue reading
We finally got a bit of clarity from Jack Layton on an issue he has danced around for the better part of the past decade:It’s official: Layton backs 50%-plus-one rule for Quebec secessionNDP Leader Jack Layton is once again stating that a straight ma…Continue reading
I am beginning to think so, given the title of John Ibbitson’s column today: Things fall apart, Liberals cannot hold – the NDP is loosed upon the world Jesus on a crutch. I should not have to explain this to people with a functioning brain, but the …Continue reading
“Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synth…Continue reading
Well not just Haydn, or classical music for that matter – a recent study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has shown that the greater an individual’s engagement in cultural activities, the greater the benefit to their personal health. This trend exists across many different artistic and creative pursuits, and affects both […]Continue reading
Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:PayPal sues Google over trade secrets – http://goo.gl/dN4xrPrisoners would be forced to work under Ontario Conservative leader’s proposal – CTV.ca – http://goo.gl/1ZUrvHudak proposes mod…Continue reading
And while we’re on the subject, the inimitable and indispensible Alison over at Creekside sums up the whole police-brutality, civilian-oversight thing as only she can.
Go read it now.
Update: And after that, check out this story from Ottawa from deB…Continue reading
It seems a new poll is out that says Canadians are more then willing right now to re-open the Constitution to do such things as Senate reform:
After almost two decades of constitutional peace, Harris-Decima survey conducted for The Canadian Press indicates a majority is now willing to risk re-opening the constitutional can of worms to accomplish some specific goals…For instance, 61 per cent said they’re prepared to re-open the Constitution to reform or abolish the appointed Senate. And 58 per cent said they’re willing to offer constitutional amendments in a bid to finally secure Quebec’s signature on the Constitution. Fifty-eight per cent also said they’re willing to open […]Continue reading
Time for a bit of levity ’round here. Enjoy this Dirt Devil commercial.:^)
Dirt Devil-The Exorcist from MrPrice2U on Vimeo.
via: Jesus Needs New PR
Since the Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution) of 1979, at least 1600 students have been executed in Iran for their ideas, thoughts, speech, beliefs, and social activism. Interrupted Lives is a 20 minute documentary created by the …Continue reading
A small crowd of around 80 interested Edmontonians gathered to hear the candidates seeking the leadership of the Alberta Party this week at MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton. It is a low-key contest that will culminate this weekend at a leadership convention at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre. The forum could be described as tame and […]Continue reading
Today’s Globe and Mail carried a story on the front of the business section about Jason Underwood, CEO of Whiterock REIT (a real-estate development income trust). He earned $4.8 million compensation last year (an increase of 475% from the previous year), which is especially surprising since the entire fund has a market value of just […]Continue reading
Lots happening this weekend! ArtsPark on Saturday, and on Sunday the Marathon runners make their way through the ‘hood.
The full ArtsPark schedule has been posted on the HCA website. Families note: Hey Buster plays at 10:30! Join the bike parad…Continue reading
Look I realize it’s been a wet Spring eh? There has been a cloud hanging over all our heads since Stephen Harper won his majority. And that if you’re a Liberal that cloud is even bigger than the one that floated over my house the other day.I …Continue reading