Susan on the Soapbox: An Unfathomable Darkness — The Gerald Stanley Verdict

“There is a darkness that exists in this country and I believe we are going to have to feel our way out of it.” — Chris Murphy, lawyer for the Boushie family The verdict that found Gerald Stanley not guilty of any crime, not even manslaughter, in the shooting death of Colten Boushie leaves me ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Gerald Caplan writes about the existential threats to humanity which are being either escalated or ignored: We are rapidly approaching the same kind of escalation that led the world to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, with humankind on the very brink of nuclear war and nuclear destruction. ...

Montreal Simon: The Slow Implosion and Appalling Cowardice of Andrew Scheer

For months Andrew Scheer has attacked Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.Accusing him of being incompetent, corrupt, a crook, even a terrorist sympathizer. The Con media let him and his Cons get away with it, and it has been a sordid spectacle that has badly damaged our democracy.A reminder of the days when ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Big Beyak Bigot Problem

As you know Andrew Scheer is now desperate to improve his image, and try to convince Canadians he is not a bigot.After the Globe editorial board questioned his commitment to tolerance.Mr. Scheer has apparently made it a priority to rebrand his party as a Canada's brightest beacon of tolerance. Based on what we've seen, he may ...