A few quotes worth noting from both candidates and non-candidates alike – feel free to suggest more in comments.Thomas Mulcair on his considerations in deciding whether to run:There’s an old saying that before you take the plunge, you have to make sure…Continue reading
We’ll learn soon whether the NDP’s federal council will choose a pure one-member, one vote leadership process. But it’s not hard to see the news that major Quebec unions aren’t interested in participating as formal affiliates as a major step in that di…Continue reading
Things you can to do save public services in Toronto:1. Watch this amazing video!* 2. Share the video with everyone you know.3. If you live in the GTA, come to City Hall on Monday, September 26, 2011 for the Rally to Save Toronto. Rally begins at 5:30,…Continue reading
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I was flipping the radio dial on Labour Day and noticed that CKNW’s Christy Clark featured a guest who seemed a strange choice. It was a Fraser Institute automaton, there to talk once more about our “unsustainable medic…Continue reading
Remember back when the Harper Cons were able to run roughshod over a weak official opposition party which couldn’t muster any allies to fight back against the Cons’ smears?
Just wondering – because thankfully, that sad era is over.Continue reading
This and that for your Sunday reading.
– The Cons are once again getting noticed in the world – this time thanks to Serge Schemann pointing out their callous treatment of asbestos widow Michaela Keyserlingk in the New York Times:
This summer, to Mrs. …
When I look at Canada today I see many disturbing issues,among them I see high unemployment, massive income inequity,increasing poverty,hunger and homelessness. I also see higher education being priced out of the range of most.We have seen these condit…Continue reading
Hallelujah! A Whole Foods Market has opened in Mississauga, not five minutes from where I live. My life is complete.Most Canadians don’t know Whole Foods; there’s one in Toronto, one in Oakville (just west of Mississauga) and a few in Vancouver. And no…Continue reading
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Just as in this year’s federal election, the NDP will need to look to move voting intentions once the campaign is underway. But also just like in the federal election, there’s reason to like the party’s cha…Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.
– Naomi Klein points out in the wake of London’s riots that there’s one kind of socially destructive looting that’s been rewarded rather than punished:
They are just about lawless kids taking advantage of a sit…
One of the most interesting questions following the NDP’s ascent to Official Opposition status was that of how the Cons would seek to attack a party which didn’t carry the Libs’ baggage. Now, it looks like we’re seeing the answer – and it’s worth quick…Continue reading
Shorter Stephen Harper:
To anybody who dares question my free trade agreement with Colombia, I say this: you can’t make a free market omelet without breaking a few skulls. That’s the expression, right?Continue reading
Assorted content for your weekend reading.- L. Aaron Wright nicely contrasts the fabricated hysteria over Nycole Turmel against the choices of the Libs and Cons:Where was the outrage when Stephen Harper tried to recruit Mario Dumont of the ADQ in Quebe…Continue reading
When I saw this post, it reminded me of how I met up with a friend from elementary school last summer and, over the course of our conversations, we realized something unsettling was at work in the country.
I don’t really know what this phenomenon is c…Continue reading
If you feel that one person can’t make a difference then you haven’t met Kim Jin-suk yetOn January 6, Kim Jin-suk began her sit-in against her employers plans to shed 400 workers, in the control room of crane No. 85. This was the same place where in O…Continue reading
From time to time, I sell things on Craigslist and Kijiji. I’ve given away scads of things on Freecycle, including, when we were packing up to move to Canada, a huge air conditioner, bedroom furniture, a couch, and other items considered gems by Freecy…Continue reading
Assorted content to start your long weekend.- Thomas Walkom highlights the message being sent to students as to what workers should expect in the years to come. And it’s well worth reflecting on whether the problem lies precisely with the politicians s…Continue reading
Assorted content to end your week.- Trish Hennessy crunches the numbers on vacation time for Canadians:47Percentage of Canadian workers who say they need a vacation more today than they’ve needed in four years. 10Number of statutory holidays Canadian…Continue reading
Excellent analysis from Torontoist:It is far too soon to tell whether the long, dense sequence of anger-inspiring comments, falsehoods, and dubious policy decisions Rob and Doug Ford have been responsible for this month will represent, in retrospect, s…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material to end your weekend.- Nick Falvo discusses the unfortunate theory that any talk of improving standards of living for the neediest Canadians is either fruitless or extreme politically:In reference to the Put Food In The Budget cam…Continue reading