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
Beulah, peel me a grape! Alberta Conservative candidate Rick Orman aloft, with grapes on a silver tray and friends. This photo appeared in my in-box, source unknown. Below: Ted Morton.Question: Who wins when Ted Morton and Rick Orman battle it out for …Continue reading
A couple of quick notes on the NDP’s shadow cabinet announced today…The most intriguing set of announcements comes in the form of several up-and-coming MPs assigned to a counterintuitive set of roles. Indeed, if one had to guess on the placement of L…Continue reading
Inspired by this story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/05/26/pol-layton-shadow-cabinet.htmlContinue reading
Environment Minister Peter Kent sets the tone of Canada’s carbon policy for the next four years in his first interview after the federal election that resulted in a Conservative majority. Instead of cap-and-trade or carbon tax regime, Canada will introduce sector based regulations, starting with the transportation, coal, and oilsands sectors.Continue reading
I’ve taken a bit of a break from posting since the election – haven’t been terribly inspired by anything. But I, as a liberal Liberal, sure haven’t been spending my time moping about the #elxn 41 results. Fuck it. We’ll come back, we always do. Democracy’s messy and while my greatest fear came true – […]Continue reading
Not that it should take the focus off Harper and McGuinty, who bear just as much culpability as municipal officials for the abuses that took place at last summer’s G20, but Rosie DiManno’s got an idea about the 11 cops who, incredibly, can’t identify t…Continue reading