gritchik: Tim Hudak is “gutless”

From the Ottawa Citizen: “There’s nothing wrong with being pro-choice or pro-life, both are honourable positions. What is wrong is a potential premier dodging the issue. That’s gutless and misleading to voters. Hudak hasn’t gone all the way to making his position clear, but he’s getting there. The PC leader should state his position, get […]

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Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

Ahem. Mood music, maestros: Thank you, fellas, that was…uh…lovely. Okay. Here goes. I saw this comment piece, by someone hilariously named Ally Fogg, in the Grauniad last night. It was an eye-roller, to say the least, full of blanket assertions and straw(wo)men, and depressingly light on facts, although a lot of whiny male commenters seemed […]

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gritchik: Hudak “walks away” from abortion question

“…the Opposition Leader refused to say if he still opposes abortion, walking away from the microphone when reporters asked repeatedly if he still considered himself pro-life. The Campaign Life Coalition, an anti-abortion group, said Hudak was “solidly” opposed to abortion when he first ran for provincial office in 1995, but since then has not responded […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fight Fox

It’s the crime story of the decade, and maybe as important as Wikileaks. Help take down News Corp. to limit the power of Murdoch. The following is an email from Avazz: – Wow! In just a few days almost 10000 of us have donated to take on Murdoch’s global media empire! Let’s turn the scandal […]

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gritchik: Hudak’s position on abortion

Responding to a request for his position on abortion: “I believe that it is the government’s role to promote the choice of life in childbearing decisions, to encourage women to carry the babies to term and, if the child is unwanted, to give them up for adoption.” [Letter to CLC, May 23, 1995] Abortion is […]

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Slap Upside The Head: Des Nouvelles De L’Avenir

Good day to you, gentlemen, gentleladies and other various gentlepeople. It is I, Professor Flamingo Jones of the University of Oxbridgeshire, writing to you once again. For the next week or so, Mark, the author of Slap Upside the Head, has graciously agreed to accompany me on a research expedition to France. Our primary goal […]

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Critical Brain Candy: Sad times for RIM

This was an interesting read: Inside RIM: An exclusive look at the rise and fall of the company that made smartphones smart. I really want to root for RIM.  I worked there for a bit, I have many friends working there, and they are a hugely positive part of my local community.  But, shortly after […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Montreal

April and I showed up in Montreal yesterday afternoon, after a few nights in Ottawa. While in the capital, we toured Parliament, and I saw Elizabeth May’s desk, tucked away in the back corner away from the Speaker’s chair. I also used Bixi bikes at $5/24hours to get over to Hull quickly, and took a […]

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Core Services Review: Rob Ford is a hazard to Toronto’s public health | #TOpoli

I’m sorry, I had to give my head a shake.

Fluoridation?

Look, we’ve all seen the passage in Dr. Strangelove where General Ripper talks about what an insidious Communist plot it is, but the thing is, that’s not just satire. Fluoridation of our drinking water has been a touchstone for conspiracy-minded whackjobs since the 1950s, but . . . → Read More: Core Services Review: Rob Ford is a hazard to Toronto’s public health | #TOpoli

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ottawa

April and I woke to the Changing of the Guard ceremony out our sunny hotel window on the 25th floor. Last night was a thunderstorm with some clouds that looked threatening. Saturday we got a day pass and went to the Rideau Centre and April asked for a Playbook in the Apple Store. We caught […]

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