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

New Rule

I propose a new rule: if a government passes a law that is overturned by the courts for blatantly violating the constitution the costs of promulgating and defending that law should be paid out of the governing party’s coffers. Why... Read More

What’s Wrong with Canada? We’re Not Denmark-ish

And I don’t mean we need to become Denmark, but we need to have the dialogue about why they can do what they do and we choose not to. When Canadians are surveyed, a very large majority of us support... Read More

"How did we get here?" . . I hate to have to ask. . .

“How did we get here?”This is the timeless question of people who find themselves in a country (or world) being enveloped by the politics of hate, fear, militarism, jingoism, and fascism. This is the question that people find themselves at... Read More

How Does a Politician Define Contempt?

If you’ve ever wondered how a really really bad provincial MLA explains how to define contempt for the population, you must watch this. At least twice! February 2, 2015 The So-Called Transit Referendum: Don’t Be Duped! (0)February 18, 2011 Endorsing... Read More

New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl

Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food,... Read More

A short, concise rant on Israel. .

Ok, here’s a short rant -Now that Benjamin Netanyahu was inadvertently recorded admitting that Israel is only in peace negations as a way of stringing the Palestinians along while they steal all of their land, and now that Netanyahu has... Read More

Man I Am Tired of Harper Telling Women what to Wear. . . .

This is my question of the week – why are so many people incapable of separating their personal feelings about head-coverings from the legal question of equal rights??? I mean, I know why Harper and his minions are saying all... Read More

Edmonton Journal grants space to debunked anti-WiFi conspiracies

Some parents in Alberta are trying to get schools to ban wi-fi on baseless fears and scare-mongering. The kicker: these same parents are fine with wifi in their house.  It’s not so much the parents who bother me in this... Read More

It’s all been done

The current UK election cycle seems like much of the past 20 years of Canadian politics is just being played over again. In no particular order, here’s the similarities I can already see, please add your own in the comments.... Read More

E-petitions come to Canada

Congrats to Burnaby MP Kennedy Stewart on getting enough support to make his dream of e-peitions in Parliament a reality. After the next election, Canadians will be able to submit petitions online, forcing a response to every petition over 500... Read More

Man I Tired of Harper Telling Women what to Wear. . . .

This is my question of the week – why are so many people incapable of separating their personal feelings about head-coverings from the legal question of equal rights??? I mean, I know why Harper and his minions are saying all... Read More

How You May Be Able to Be a Better Feminist

I don’t need to add anything here. If you like/hate what you read, click the link and get up to speed on the rest of it! White feminists: this is a call for you to get your shit together. The... Read More

The art of exclusion

Public ‘art’ at the Convention Center C-Train station.  Not art designed to communicate or foster understanding, its only goal is exclusion.  It’s an anti-homeless measure like pretty decorative doorstop spikes designed to keep away the shivering souls who would sleep... Read More

Reject the Slow Motion Privatization of K-12 in BC

Privatizing education in BC has been largely subtle and hidden. Absurd conflicts like this below [Restricted Vancouver playground access sparks angry exchange between [PRIVATE!] school principal, parent] help the general public see what’s actually been going on for a long... Read More

You haff your papers?

Maher Arar just announced on Twitter that the US government’s No Fly list is now being applied domestically IN CANADA.If you are on a foreign government’s shit list you just lost the right of travel within your own country.sdnxry5z7g ... Read More

Support an amended Bill C-264 in Canada

In February, Bill C-624 an Act to Amend the National Anthem Act (gender) received second reading in Canada’s House of Commons. This bill, put forward by Liberal MP for Ottawa—Vanier Mauril Bélanger, would replace the words “thy sons” with “of us” in Canada’s... Read More

War and Racism – The Timeless Strategy of Tyrants like Harper. . . .

The past few months have been for me some of the most depressing, politically speaking, that I have ever experienced. I can’t say that I was surprised by any means that Harper and his Cabal decided that, in the face... Read More

None is too Many

I tuned into Justin Trudeau’s speech last night, like many to hear what he had to say about Liberty and the Politics of Fear.  I expected he would largely ignore the NDP in the speech and target Harper and the... Read More

UofT prevents me from attending ‘The Laramie Project’

Teaching Assistants are on strike at the University of Toronto.  They are underpaid, under appreciated, and under estimated by the administration of #UofT.  I was astounded to learn how little these people made and how much the University actually depends... Read More