Dear Ontario legislators:

if you reappoint this guy, you need help.  Signed, Ontario    ... Read More

Has Andre “Kid Kodak” Marin lost his mind?

The multiple instances of defamation notwithstanding – and my lawyer tells me we can, and should, sue and that we’d win – what I found most astonishing, here, is that Andre Marin has disclosed confidential information about a complaint I... Read More

U of T: Toronto is already segregated – on transit, services and just about everything else

But God help you if you actually say that out loud. I mean, Olivia Chow may pretend that she doesn’t know you! “David Hulchanski, a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto, has spent years documenting... Read More

New Poll Suggests Ignoring Hippies On Bill C-51

That’s my takeaway, at least.  All the raging away on twitter is merely the caterwaul of elderly scenesters trying to relive that golden time when they flipped the bird at a traffic cop and ran away, freak flags lifted in... Read More

In this week’s Hill Times: weep for the Canadian media

Fittingly, it took a small-town radio station to ask The Question. It came on Dave Glover’s drive-time show on CFWN in Northumberland. “What,” I was asked, “do you think about Postmedia’s purchase of the Sun Media newspaper chain?” “Thank you... Read More

The Establishment And Your Phone

In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The... Read More

Your Ward News: neo-Nazi rag, reviewed

By Elise Hategan, who knows what she is talking about: “…And then comes this – news that a hateful, xenophobic rag called Your Ward News, put together by a network of nutcases and old Heritage Front members, one of whom... Read More

Political Ads for the Elites

When it comes to politics, we Canadians have to put up with a lot of outrageous nonsense: broken campaign promises, sleazy scandals, Elizabeth May.But it seems the people most annoyed by certain workings of the democratic process are Canada’s media... Read More

It is on… apparently

With the new round of polls in the hopper and the NDP surge from their surprising provincial victory in Alberta quantified, if it didn’t before, it looks like the national election campaigns are firmly up and running for the three... Read More

Web Publishing for All! Introducing Community Translator Tools

Publishing tools for everyone Roughly half of the content and traffic on the internet is in English1, yet English is the mother tongue of only about a quarter of internet users2, and less than 5% of the world’s population.3 We... Read More

Kid Kodak update

Hoo boy do I ever have a bit of news on Canada’s most ridiculous Ombudsman! ... Read More

Something to live for: HBO and sex

John Klein:Mike got to stay at the Surf Motel, one last first time. http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=574288&binId=1.1180928&playlistPageNum=1&fb_ref=Default Originally posted on The Big Diseasey: Believe me, I’m as surprised as you are. My health, my energy and my spirits are so up-and-down I really... Read More

Will the Orange Crush thing fizzle?

Here’s what Senior Statesman Ed Broadbent says: The polling done by the Broadbent Institute shows Canadians support those ideas. “Time after time, we find on almost every issue, a majority of Canadians are social democrats,” he says. “On tax policy,... Read More

This changes everything

When someone says something "changed everything," you know something didn't. — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) May 26, 2015 ... Read More

The Debate About the Debates

“Pick your battles” is a wise adage for life, especially in the intensely competitive and adversarial arena that is politics. That is why we have a certain tolerance and even admiration for leaders who display this wisdom in their campaign... Read More

Spotted by a sharp-eyed reader: good news and bad

The good news for Liberals: they have a way to make fun of that new CPC ad. The bad news for Liberals: that old Manitoba campaign ad worked – my very good friend Hugh (sadly) lost. ... Read More

The new Dipper and Tory and Grit ads (updated thrice)

The NDP ignores Trudeau, the CPC one is mainly about him.  The Dipper spot tries to be positive, the CPC spot is less preoccupied with all that, but isn’t very mean.  The Liberal one, appended at the end? It’s okay.... Read More

The new Dipper and Tory ads (updated twice)

The former ignores Trudeau, the other is mainly about him.  One tries to be positive, the other is less preoccupied with all that.  Both, however, strongly suggest the election campaign is underway. First, Team Orange:   It’s not bad, but... Read More

The new Dipper and Tory ads (updated)

The former ignores Trudeau, the other is mainly about him.  One tries to be positive, the other is less preoccupied with all that.  Both, however, strongly suggest the election campaign is underway. First, Team Orange:   It’s not bad, but... Read More

The new Dipper and Tory ads

The former ignores Trudeau, the other is mainly about him.  One tries to be positive, the other is less preoccupied with all that.  Both, however, strongly suggest the election campaign is underway. First, Team Orange:   It’s not bad, but... Read More