Well, not quite so dramatic, but still a big deal if true: Gone in a Flash? Adobe Said Halting Development on Mobile Version of Its Plug-In. I’ve mentioned a few times in the past that I think Flash on mobile devices is a bad idea. Since Google and RIM announced Flash support on their devices, I’ve […]Continue reading
How about I share some encouraging news for a change? The Québec government has officially launched their Lutte contre l’homophobie, a five-year program to combat homophobic bullying and discrimination. The program, which was announced in 2008 but came into effect last month, has seven million dollars allocated toward over 60 anti-homophobia measures, including support for independent […]Continue reading
It’s not a coincidence that Occupy Regina is being threatened with an illegal dispersal notice from Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco. The Mayor has no legal authority to tell peaceful protesters they must leave public property, and his bylaw that prohibits camping in city parks is not lawful in this circumstance. Regina Police ought to tell […]Continue reading
Last week the Canadian government decided to stop accepting sponsor application for parent and grandparent applications. They have decided that they can’t process any more sponsorship application for parents of Canadians who are still living abro…Continue reading
A teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia has received a death threat over the school board’s proposal to adopt anti-homophobia policies designed to reduce incidents of bullying and make schools safter for GLBT students. The letter, adorned with illustrations of bloody knives, reads as follows: Must immediately withdraw POLICY #5.45 Adhere to the basic social principles! […]Continue reading
There there CBC, it’s okay. The Conservatives are going to put you out onto the street anyway. If you can’t be fair during an election, Don’t expect the public’s protection. You’re so busy spinning a tale, The truth was missed, soon you’re for sale. The CBC was so busy running “gotcha journalism” they forgot to […]Continue reading
What language do you think progressives should use to try to communicate with the average Canadian viewer?Continue reading
It’s good to see the rules loosening up a bit in Cuba: Cuba Legalizes Purchase, Sale Of Private Property. Hopefully this continues. It’s too bad the US can’t just get over itself and open relations with Cuba again. I know it won’t happen because some people in Florida will be upset, but they shouldn’t be. If […]Continue reading
Murray Mandryk is concerned there may be no “real opposition” in the coming legislature. I’m not surprised that there won’t be. The Green Party of Sask. has been campaigning on that expression, and that has probably not been noted in Mandryk’s paper or elsewhere in the SK media. The fiction presented to the SK people […]Continue reading
Should we eliminate poverty? It’s a ridiculous question made serious by people who have lost sight of their dreams in a wasteland of practicality and concession; They’re practical, to the point of inactivity where it counts the most. When a man has his feet nailed to the floor, do we stop the bleeding, but leave […]Continue reading
Rumour has it that Greece leader Papandreou’s days may be numbered. Is it because he believes in democracy or because he doesn’t want to cave to lenders?Continue reading
Starting today I will be on a regular weekly biz panel for the Lang and O’Leary show, every Thursday night. The panel will take on two six minute segments to discuss the big economic stories of the day. Today’s proposed topics – the Eurozone mess, whither Canada’s GDP, is Occupy a media invention/will it hold […]Continue reading
I read this morning that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has sided with Quebec Premier Jean Charest against Bill C-10, the Omnibus Crime Bill. Both Premiers have committed to not paying for a single cent of the new bill. If you are reading this in B…Continue reading
The Greek economic situation has bankers terrified. This article explains why.Continue reading
I read, with interest, this article today. As you may have figured out, I knew a little something about what was going on in the Grit campaign (c’mon, you didn’t really think I was taking all those pictures myself, did you?). So, a few things in Sears’ account have me puzzled. One, has already been […]Continue reading
Shorter University, a small university in Rome, Georgia that you’ve likely never heard of before today, has announced that it will now be requiring each of its employees sign a “pledge of personal lifestyle.” The pledge is an assertion that the employee is not gay, and does not “engage in all sexuality not in agreement […]Continue reading
It shouldn’t take a genius to figure out that kids are better off when they are able to walk or bike to school, and don’t have to get onto school/city buses each day. Sadly, there are few geniuses at the Regina Board of Education. They want to take away more schools, in growing neighbourhoods, so […]Continue reading
This one’s right up there with the Christine O’Donnell “I’m not a witch” ad.
Meet Herman Cain.
And a spoof here.
Inequality of well-being among families with children is increasing at an even faster rate than income inequality, according to a new study by Peter Burton and Shelley Phipps, “Families, Time, and Well-Being in Canada”. They find that total family working hours have increased for most families, but not for those at the top of the […]Continue reading
Heather Imming is a domestic violence surviver who credits the firearms registry with saving her life after her violent, estranged husband’s guns were taken away from him.
So now that the Tories are scrapping the registry, what happens when the n…