Questioning the Minister on civilian oversight of CSIS

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):  Mr. Speaker, we know that members of the House were in attendance at the funeral of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today, and I know that we all were there in spirit, even as we continued... Read More

Work, Dignity and Living Wages?

A strong union. Corporations that understand the social contract. Corporations that know a tad smaller profit here contributes to more dignity throughout society. Corporations that recognize the value of unions. The living wage in Vancouver this year is $20.10, almost... Read More

On Ghomeshi

Years ago, in the house of a queer friend from Atlantic Canada, I joked about Jian Ghomeshi and how he rudely and aggressively hit on her once. She laughed, I laughed, we laughed. She was queer – I thought he was queer.... Read More

Laurie Hawn’s Round-Up

Fear not this Halloween! Our Edmonton-Centre MP is at work!  I find it truly remarkable:  in the aftermath of last week’s  tragic  attacks in Montreal and Ottawa,  Edmonton Centre MP Laurie Hawn  issued the statement  that we should “round up” everyone on the government’s... Read More

Started Enjoying Our New Community Mail Box Last Week

I know as a progressive I am supposed to oppose the transition to community mailboxes (CMBs) for all urban and suburban residents but logic prevents me from doing so. Indeed this only seems to have become an issue when it... Read More

How the Corporate Media Misleads Us, Intentionally

So, here’s Forbes magazine telling us that the majority of scientists are skeptical about global warming. Hmmm. Well that’s news, for sure. Except it’s a lie. As a phrase, I’d be somewhat more interested in “climate change” or “climate breakdown,”... Read More

Welcome, Dropping Oil Prices!

So, expensive oil made the tarsands and LNG more financially attractive if not climate-destroying. We know this because…science! Unless you are a science-denier. But even with and prices AND demand dropping, we are seeing the makings of a real flattening... Read More

Blogging U.’s Photo 101 Course: Post a Photo a Day

On The Daily Post, we host the popular Weekly Photo Challenge each Friday, and we’re always excited to see your snapshots from all over the world. We thought a free photoblogging course mixing the spirit of these photo challenges with bite-sized shooting tips would... Read More

Who Just Lost 63 Trillion Gallons of Water?

A few weeks ago, we saw that the California drought is going to increase BC’s food prices through the rest of the decade. Scientists know things. This isn’t news to them. They know we have burned too many fossil fuels... Read More

Russell Brand Re-Spins Stephen Harper, Expertly

Politics, Re-Spun hereby bestows honourary Canadian and Politics, Re-Spun citizenship upon Russell Brand for his precise and effective re-spinning of Steve Harper and his soft fascist, neo-conservative manipulation of most of last week. And we all need to think more... Read More

The Election-Eve Racist, Sexist Attack on Olivia Chow

If this cartoon were published, say, 2 weeks before the election, it would have been debated as a tool of racist, sexist propaganda and yet another blemish on corporate media. Her support would likely have grown after such a brutally... Read More

Canada needs a fighter jet that matches its missions

Michael Byers, Globe and Mail, 23 October 2014 “Our pilots cannot do their jobs from 15,000 feet!” the retired Air vice-marshal exclaimed. “We need our Harriers down low where they can see the enemy.” It was March, 1999. The Air... Read More

Why climate litigation could soon go global

Andrew Gage and Michael Byers, 9 October 2014, Globe and Mail Climate change is no longer a distant threat. Peer-reviewed science has already linked climate change to drought in Texas and Australia, extreme heat in Europe, Russia, Japan, and Korea,... Read More

Zombie Journalists

If you’re wondering what’s contributing to less accountability and more soft fascist, totalitarian government behaviour… Leaked memo confirms that Globe and Mail wants journalists to write advertorials August 28, 2011 Agreeing with Ezra Levant? (6)June 26, 2010 More Despinning... Read More

The NaMos are Coming! The NaMos are Coming!

November is one week away, and that means NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo are, too! If you’ve been thinking about reinvigorating your blogging or are finally ready to stop procrastinating on that book you’ve always wanted to write, these two great events... Read More

The CBC Respects Dignity Better than Corporate Media

Corporate media, being owned by corporations, needs to maximize shareholder wealth. That means news is a loss leader. News is about generating sensationalism, excitement or hysteria. News is about generating ratings to charge more for advertising to maximize shareholder wealth.... Read More


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Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!! UPDATED

 - There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. Early reports that Soldier at War Memorial has died from attack.- At least two people were shot after multiple... Read More

Living well is the best revenge.

Lets respond to this attack on Canada by being as Canadian as we can just as hard as we can.By being decent, and courteous, and concerned about each other and committed to peace and justice and shared struggle. Lets respond... Read More

Shooting On Parliament Hill In Ottawa !!!

- There have been 3 separate shooting incidents in and around the House of Commons in Ottawa, Canada. Details are sketchy. – At least two people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.-... Read More