Fennell cleared by integrity commissioner in ruling

Talk about eleventh-hour campaign drama.  Wow. ... Read More

New Tory Hate Speech Laws? Richard Warman On Government’s New Anti-Terror Initiatives

So I read this this morning:OTTAWA — The Conservatives are understood to be considering new legislation that would make it an offence to condone terrorist acts online.There is frustration in government, and among law enforcement agencies, that the authorities can’t... Read More

Partial Solar Eclipse

The partial clouds ruined the partial eclipse viewing, but I caught a few fleeting seconds here and there with a small crowd of astronomers from the RASC at the Science Centre. A kind astronomer gave me a pair of these... Read More

Toronto Mayoral Election: A Brief Note

I just told a Doug Ford Robo-Call I’d vote for him.  But I lied!  Tee hee! #TOpoli  PS. He’s now promising 32 K of new subway lines.— Bigcitylib (@Bigcitylib2) October 23, 2014 ... Read More

In Friday’s Sun: “we are never going to let this happen again”

Yep. That’s what he said: it caught them by surprise. That’s what RCMP Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud actually said at a shambles of a press conference on Wednesday, looking feckless and useless: the attack on Parliament Hill – the murder... Read More

Where Saskatchewan Comes To Count

Saskatchewan’s lovable radio host asks: “What are you thinking and feeling about 1) our Canada today b) yesterday on the “Hill” and c) the cowardice and evil in our midst. Is Canada different today? How do we deal with terrorism... Read More

Thank you, Winnipeg

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Ottawa Attacked

A sad day of note in Canadian political history, as Parliament Hill was under gunfire today. A soldier was also shot at the nearby War Memorial. Putting the day’s events into perspective though, are Canadians less safe today because of... Read More

Ottawa, right now

Here is an incredible video shot by Josh Wingrove of the Globe. It is looking down the Hall of Honour towards the library of Parliament. On either side of the hall are the rooms where MPs meet for caucus every... Read More

If you guys don’t come to our show tonight, I’ll never talk to you again

Actually, wait. If you don’t come, I will talk at you incessantly, without pause. That will motivate you better, I suspect. ... Read More

SFH at the Garrison Wednesday night!

For Shift! For Chris Turner! For Evan Solomon! For civil liberties! ... Read More

On ISIS fight, Canadians are with Obama

So sayeth Abacus.  The polling firm didn’t ask, but I suspect that they would have found that Canadians don’t think the President is doing what he’s doing because of his ego, either. Libs, take note.   ... Read More

We live in dangerous times

The murder of the CAF member in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu by an avowed ISIS sympathizer had political implications, and within minutes.  Yesterday, the Prime Minister stood in the House of Commons to speak about the terrible event – even before the rest of... Read More

Tomorrow night! Shift! Chris Turner!

Evan Solomon will be there, and he may speak to you! ... Read More

In Tuesday’s Sun: bookish

Politicians write books for different reasons. They write them to show that they are men and women of substance. They write them to demonstrate that they are brimming with ideas and character. They write them because they want to go... Read More

I Voted Out Of Fear Last Night

But I’m OK with it.  And I followed my usual tradition of supporting the person whose name most reminded me of a terrorist for Councillor.  So in that at least I remained true to my progressive roots. ... Read More

Scottish Fish Invented Sex

I'm not sure I can bear hearing that the Scottish invented both #curling AND #sex. http://t.co/n7AdaO9EcI #Scotland — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 20, 2014 Microbrachius dicki was the fish that realized it could use sex to reproduce. Feeling unsatisfied, fish... Read More

ConCalls: Make The Documentary of #ElxnFraud in #cdnpoli

Alison at Creekside has a much better summary of what’s happening behind the scenes on the RoboCon movie than I could hope to write. Warning: If you keep reading though, you may feel the urge to spend $20 or more... Read More

Apishkaday: fundraiser for Aboriginal legal Services of Toronto

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New York Times on John Tory: “uniquely charmless,” “rich white man,” “entitled,” “old WASP elite”

Quote: “The two front-runners are Doug Ford — Rob’s brother — and John Tory, with Mr. Tory holding a narrow lead in recent polls. They have indulged in the uniquely charmless rhetoric of rich white men calling each other privileged.”... Read More