Hate to say we told you so, etc., but we did

Federally, and provincially, Yours Truly has been a broken record. To wit: • The only people who think federal Conservative scandals (cf. robocalls) are a big deal are the media and political hacks. • Justin Trudeau has reached his lifetime... Read More

Even Newer Ontario Poll: Does The NDP Have The GUTZZ?

If a provincial election were held tomorrow, the Progressive Conservatives under Tim Hudak would receive 37% support among decided voters (up 3 points), while Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals would receive 32% of the vote (up 1 point). Andrea... Read More

John Tory and Big Tobacco

From a regular reader. This is fascinating: Hi Warren: Just thought I would give you a heads up about a slip up from the Tory web team. It seems that they were also involved in building a site for the... Read More

Just handed out to reporters at Queen’s Park (updated)

…and now you guys get it, too!  It’s well done. (My earlier response, however, stands, and is here.) The Ontario Legislative Assembly, like the House of Commons in Ottawa and other Parliaments in other provinces, provides recognized party caucuses with... Read More

Just handed out to reporters at Queen’s Park

…and now you guys get it, too!  It’s well done. (My earlier response, however, stands, and is here.) The Ontario Legislative Assembly, like the House of Commons in Ottawa and other Parliaments in other provinces, provides recognized party caucuses with... Read More

Glen McGregor, ace reporter

Or, um, not. Robo-calls? Robo-nothing. Consider the source, as they say. . ... Read More

Saturday night: This Ain’t Ford Fest!

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No, its not art. Its garbage

Critics trash environmental artworkThis definitely falls into the “don’t piss on me and tell me its raining” category.What an insult from our Visual Arts Placement Jury to a poorer neighbourhood, to put a couple of bales of plastic garbage on... Read More

My Jesus

Lisa’s, too (and who just became a Catholic, BTW). . ... Read More

You Can’t Call It Momentum: Ontario Poll, Not Widely Circulated Yet

From “earlier this month”, no idea if that matters @natnewswatch: Nanos on Ontario election: Dead heat – Grits 36, PCs 36 NDP trailing at 22— Rob Silver (@RobSilver) April 23, 2014Their March poll had the OLP 3 up.  All margin... Read More

Brothers in Weyburn

Brothers restaurant owner in #Weyburn says he can't comment on TFW controversy due to employee privacy. #yqr #sask http://t.co/l6GwqSj5G5— Kim Smith (@KimSmithGlobal) April 22, 2014 Then this: #Weyburn restaurant releases statement: 'entirely their choice to reject our offer of employment…'... Read More

Needs Work Or Death May Result

I wonder how many dummies were thrown with this ‘chute on first? If the answer was less than 1, then I’d suggest the answer could be no less than 1. Check out this amazing series of old films, including the... Read More

Oil By Rail Just Got More Expensive

An account of the feds new rail safety improvements can be found here.  From it:The federal government wants a three-year phase-out or retrofit of older tank cars that are used to transport crude oil by rail, but will not implement... Read More

TorDan Talks #3 featuring Michael MacMillan, co-founder of the Samara Foundation

Please join us for TorDan Talks #3 featuring Michael MacMillan, co-founder of the Samara Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization aimed at increasing public participation in politics in Canada. He will share with us insights from Samara’s exit interviews of 65... Read More

Da Brudders: 38 years ago today

Bjorn reminded me Da Brudders first LP – my fave ever, still – came out 38 years ago today. Here they are in Arturo Vega’s loft in 1975, around the time that a teenage misfit in Calgary was starting to... Read More

Mayor On Crack

This Saturday night at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West – see it live, buy merch, help us pay for our therapists! ... Read More

Jonathon Chait On Keystone XL

I’ve said it before, environmentalists aren’t focused on Obama regulations re existing power plants because their role in that fight is largely over.  They did their bit. They won.  Chait acknowledges  this vaguely.  He writes:I’ve argued that the EPA regulations... Read More

Whale of a tale

Now, it could be that the Harper government’s move to take humpback whales off the endangered species list  is just a routine change which echoes similar downgrades by environmental organizations like the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the... Read More

This ad?

Really bad. . ... Read More

Dear Adam

We put our clients on our web site.  Have for years. Here’s one of the ones that have been there for years: Oh, and this is where this sort of stuff all gets tracked, year after year, from the Auditor... Read More