gritchik: NDP leader breaks her promise

The political process needs more women involved – whether at the grassroots level, the back rooms or running as candidates. NDP leader Andrea Horwath even went so far as to say this on the floor of the Ontario legislature: “It’s a personal priority of mine to ensure that Ontario New Democrats are part of that […]

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gritchik: When politicians cross the line

I think Miller Hudak is completely adorable. But I disagree with her father’s decision to put his young daughter front and centre in this campaign. Particularly when he’s said that families should be off limits. That said, I was quite surprised by the approach Hudak has taken to family on this campaign. And I’m not […]

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The Progressive Economics Forum: Wageless recovery and the politics of austerity

The UNTCAD just published its annual report on Trade and Development, titled Post-crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy. The report describes a two speed global recovery, showing how developing economies have come out of the crisis stronger then their developed European and American counterparts. There the author invokes the contradictory forces at work in […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Waffle King Obama Shits on Environment – Big Business Cheers.

Hope and Change. Neither apply to the appallingly right-centre Obama administration.  Unless of course you count change for the worse: “President Barack Obama is sacking a controversial proposed regulation tightening government smog standards, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.” Oh fantastic, because business has its knickers in a twist and […]

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gritchik: Stupid, stupid, stupid

Tim’s tiny Tories get all whiny about not being let into the Liberal platform launch, and try, disingenuously, to garner sympathy from Ontarians this fine Labour day. People don’t give a shit. And people, particularly normal people (i.e. those not associated with campaigns), don’t really give a shit about leaks, anonymous sources and which political […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Throw It Out

I’m cleaning up on Saturday, and it’s hard. There is no more Second Time Office Equipment, and SARCAN won’t take electronic waste of various sorts that they should be. I had to pitch a floor pedestal fan yesterday because repairs had failed – but the plastic and metal in it should be recycled. The problem […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Montreal Zero One

While in Montreal on our honeymoon, we stayed in an independent hotel. As with some parts of Montreal, the neighbourhood wasn’t high class, but the staff and accommodations certainly were. Have you ever been offered complimentary apples in a lobby before? And the prostitutes, down the block at night, won’t say a word to you […]

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