Jaywalking in Ferguson

I found this report on Daily Kos to be shocking and horrifyingFerguson makes 2.6 million dollars a year from court fees. In 2013, the court “disposed of 24,532 warrants and 12,018 cases, or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per... Read More

Hey, everyone

What I sent to @johntoryTO. No response. In Boston with my kids to see #RedSox. Best to all back in #topoli. Tory too. ... Read More

Ridiculous

Doesn’t Canada’s official languages commissioner have better things to do than investigate John Baird’s tweets?Is this the goal, to make the commissioner’s office look ridiculous and trivial?If so, they’re succeeding. ... Read More

Dear John Tory

Apparently you are getting ready to say you are deeply offended by a tweet I made yesterday. I can tell this, because your campaign staff have (a) noticed 24 hours later and (b) are busily promoting on Twitter the very... Read More

Today’s flying pigs

Flying pigs were in the news today.Justice Minister Mackay actually said that the Harper Cons are still considering tickets for pot possession and he expected us to believe it.Next we’ll likely be told that the PMO is reconsidering letting federal research... Read More

Embracing the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

A guest post by David McIntyre When the Government of Alberta put its stamp of approval on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, it embraced a classic brand of made-in-Alberta management. The defining strategy: Utilize the abuses and failures of the... Read More

Police Violence Rages in Ferguson, MO

The out-of-control police response to protests against the killing of Michael Brown in a St. Louis, MO suburb, continues. Our reporter @rdevro was shot with rubber bullets/beanbags by police last night, spent night in jail. Is due to be released... Read More

This morning’s paper

Makes my point better than my column did. ... Read More

Why don’t they have a protocol for an officer-involved shooting?

One of the many things I don’t understand about the Ferguson police department is why they apparently do not have a protocol for dealing with any shooting in which an officer is involved. It is a routine in Canada when... Read More

In Tuesday’s Sun: the new police states(s)

NEW YORK – Drive across the border. That’s all you need to do, really, to figure out why so many Americans are so enraged about the killing of Michael Brown. The fact that an unarmed teenage boy was shot six... Read More

Front page of 24

Not bad. Don’t believe the polls. Keep working hard. There’s only one choice who is progressive, pragmatic and principal. ... Read More

Tory MP Ryan Leef Has Tons Of Class: All Of It 3rd

Ya Wanna read something really funny, though?  Here’s Ryan’s MMA record.  And his legal one. ... Read More

The view in Maine

Son Three, world skitter board champ. Nice. . ... Read More

Sometimes Scarborough Makes Me Proud

For example today,  nursing a beer in a pub in the heart of Ford Nation, I overheard several working-class types discussing the CPP.  They quite rightly observed that the current government’s plans to raise the retirement age to 67 was... Read More

Gruending On The CRA Audits

From his latest:The government, however, has sent unmistakable signals that it wants a crackdown. Recent federal budgets have provided the CRA with an additional $13 million in special funding to undertake such audits at a time when the government was... Read More

Ferguson police shoot Brown in the back again

So six days after the shooting, Ferguson police suddenly decide that Michael Brown was a suspect in a robbery? The cynicism of this ploy is incredible. ... Read More

It Must Be Sad To Be A Part Of The Sad Sad Dying Media In The Hot Hazy Days Of Summer

…having to hack out words when you’d rather be boozing it up pool-side, being forced into sad sad stunts like this, or being forced to respond to them like they’re at the same level as the discovery that Canada is... Read More

It’s Sad To Be A Part Of The Sad Sad Dying Media In The Hot Hazy Days Of Summer

…having to hack out words when you’d rather be boozing it up pool-side, being forced into sad sad stunts like this, or being forced to respond to them like they’re at the same level as the discovery that Canada is... Read More

Epic Fourth

Watched “Epic” [5/10] about little tree people. “Born on the Fourth of July” [8/10] a 1989 Tom Cruise movie about a Vietnam vet who protests the war. A Marvel Avengers cartoon movie about their kids stopping Ultron. 6/10 “Burke and... Read More

In Friday’s Sun: TV is pictures. Warren is unpredictable.

Ezra Levant. Peter Mansbridge. Rick Mercer. Don Cherry. Tracy Moore. Lisa Laflamme. Steve Paikin. Amanda Lang. Ben Mulroney. Dawna Friesen. And so on, and so on. To some, it is their fantasy dinner party guest list. To others, a convincing... Read More