Authors: A simple and effective marketing plan for your books

Welcome to my latest book, written for authors who wish to better market their books, and for all those who use social media in some form or another. Based on proven marketing methods, Small Steps to Bigger Book Sales is... Read More

Ontario public consultations on climate change: See no realism, Hear no realism

The Ontario government is conducting public consultations “to prepare a new strategy for fighting climate change”.  Tom Harris and other climate realists attended the Ottawa sessions and presented about ten minutes of testimony: Not unpredictably, the government’s public summary for... Read More

Mr. Brown Turns Things Around

So just a short little update on this post, wherein I took Canadaland podcaster Jesse Brown to task over what I saw as unwillingness to engage conservatives on issues where their input might prove useful and might even cause the public... Read More

The economy is the most important consideration. Except when it isn’t.

It’s interesting, how all conservatives, such as Alberta’s governing PCs,  firmly oppose higher corporate taxes because of nebulous, highly debatable and entirely theoretical negative economic impacts. But anti-gay laws with real, unambiguous, no doubt about it, BIG MONEY negative economic consequences?... Read More

Vancouver’s Co-Working Co-op Stimulates Worker Empowerment

Tuesday night in the back room of The Tipper bar/bistro/restaurant on Kingsway at Victoria we are holding our Inception Meeting for a new kind of co-working space in Vancouver, one structured as a co-op. You can read about the project... Read More

2015 Election: Quebec holds, Ontario rises for Liberals says Abacus poll

On guardHat tip to BigCityLibfor pointing the way to the latest Abacus poll.The devil is in the regional breakdown, because national poll numbers are relatively useless in Canada.There are 4 big battlegrounds, with only 3 really in contention:the prairies are... Read More

Fear Mongering A Bust For CPC

Or at if its moved the dial at all in the latest Abacus poll its been in the wrong direction; the LPC is a wee bit ahead in this one.  I’m not entirely surprised.  People might agree with the government... Read More

Opposition leaks Foreign Affairs memo to Citizen’s Berthiaume who then misleads what memo states

A perfect example how giving any government internal information will be immediately used by the opposition parties and Media Party to attack the Conservatives was this piece by Ottawa Citizen’s Lee Berthiaume: Canadian diplomats have quietly warned members of Parliament... Read More

The Business of Freelancing, Blogging, and Books, According to Author Jennifer Armstrong

First, I should note: I am not related to Jennifer Armstrong. But! I have followed her writing closely over the years — first during her years at Entertainment Weekly, and more recently as the author of books like Mary and... Read More

Ontario’s Ombudsman is a disgrace

Here’s yet more evidence, from Tom Adams. My recent experience, here. This man is out of control. Facing serial human rights complaints. Buying a $2,000 flat screen TV for his “home office” with taxpayer dollars – and expensing body wash... Read More

Harm, self-harm and depression

Quote: Investigators are focusing on whether a “personal life crisis” led a Germanwings pilot to intentionally crash a plane into the French Alps on Tuesday, Bild Zeitung reported, citing unidentified security officials. Authorities are trying to determine whether Andreas Lubitz’s... Read More

Co-pilot sabotages Flight 9525: what to do to about it?

One of the solutions that the authorities seized upon after 9/11 was to barricade the pilots into the cockpit. The thinking was, even if the hijackers manage to take over the passenger compartment of an airliner they still can’t control... Read More

New Themes: Saga and Satellite

Happy Theme Thursday, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s take a look at our two newest free themes, Saga and Satellite: Saga Saga, designed by the talented Justin Tadlock, is a theme tailor-made for writers, by a writer. The theme’s impeccable typography... Read More

ISIS: I am confused, as usual

How does bombing targets in Syria, without asking Syria for permission, and continuing to condemn Syria, make us an ally of Syria? #cdnpoIi — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 26, 2015 Opposing the Obama-led international coalition for whatever reason is one... Read More

PM Harper stands alone but is on the right side of the ISIS-Syria debate

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his Government plans to table a motion in the House of Commons favouring an extension and expansion of Canada’s contribution to Operation IMPACT, the U.S.-led Coalition against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq... Read More

Why the Mike Duffy trial/scandal/whatever won’t topple the government, with bonus ALL CAPS

You all know my views on scandal stuff, but you also know I am a digitized, Internet-based broken record, and possibly not even a person.  To wit: scandal-mongering DOESN’T WORK. Cole’s Notes version as to why: The media/politico chattering class... Read More

CP’s Jennifer Ditchburn omits mentioning CTV’s Don Martin agreed to ban CRTC chairman from TV show

In a bombshell of a story broke by the Globe and Mail’s James Bradshaw who exposes his ultimate boss, Bell Media’s Kevin Krull for sending out an order to CTV News president Wendy Freeman demanding the chair of the CRTC... Read More

Political correctness has important Christian issues being stifled while minor Muslim issues get undue attention

Brian Lilley:There’s been lots of talk about religious freedom, but it’s all about one issue: the niqab and whether Muslim women can wear one during citizenship ceremonies. ... Read More

Bell Media censors the news

Ezra Levant:After the CRTC’s recent “pick and pay” decision, Bell Media CEO Kevin Crull reportedly tried to ban CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais from appearing on CTV News to talk about it. ... Read More

Press Publish Livestream

Kathy Cano-Murillo will present on how she became A DIY Success. Press Publish, the very first blogging conference organized by WordPress.com, will be held in Portland, Oregon, this Saturday. (Psst! We’ll be in Phoenix hosting Press Publish on April 18th,... Read More