Politics and its Discontents: Vic Toews Strikes Again

Apparently dissatisfied with the way society currently holds criminals to account, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has decided that its high time to make them literally pay for their crimes. In a move that will save taxpayers $10 million per annum and leave more for Bev Oda’s special travel requirements, The Star reports that prisoners ...

Politics and its Discontents: Vic Has A Warning For All of Us

Our alleged Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, issued the following warning today: Online hacker group Anonymous a threat to us all Maybe. Or perhaps it is a threat only to those who seem to have an unhealthy, intrusive, and/or pruient interest in our Internet lives. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Is The Channel About To Be Changed?

Always adept at averting attention from their criminal acts, look for a Harper push to change the channel with this information. In my humble opinion, neither Towes nor any other member of his ‘rat-pack’ deserves any gesture of contrition, only contempt. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Tim Harper on the Vic Toews Debacle

In my opinion Tim Harper, a Star columnist with whom I tend to agree more often than disagree, misses the mark with his latest piece. Entitled A mean town just got a whole lot meaner, the article laments the ugliness that has ensued in reaction to Toews’ attempt under Bill C-30 to erode our online ...

Politics and its Discontents: Heather Mallick on Vic Toews

Heather Mallick offers an entertaining yet perceptive analysis of the Twitter woes afflicting the man who would be our Lord and Master in today’s Star that is well-worth reading. Her opening reads thus: As Public Safety Minister Vic Toews demands an investigation into how the story of his alleged infidelities, love child and subsequent divorce ...