From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Manhood

I grew up in a working class neighborhood in sixties and the notion of what it meant to be a man then looks cartoonish to me today yet many still cling to it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dear Lord

Thank you for delivering unto me this most excellent photo op

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Now is not the time....

That is the constant refrain those of us who are asking questions and raising red flags over government policy....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Of exclusion and political debate

While many disagree, to me D!onne Renee's brash move to crash the stage was a thing of beauty.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Torture and Canada's Colonial Legacy

Far too many Canadians are blind to our colonial past, many willfully so, but nothing demonstrates our colonial legacy as the residential school system does.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

When the truth is considered a "gaffe"

Much has been made of the Harper Government's use of provocateurs to get opposition pols to disclose their true feelings on the issues.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Disposable

As I enjoy this Labour Day weekend I find my self reflecting on why I've become so strongly pro union.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A threat to Trudeau is a threat to all of us

I can't think of a better way to put it.

Man, We're so damn easy

My Twitter time line has been flooded with praise for Canada's doctors for their refusal to endorse Harper's reefer madness redux campaign. The general tone has been one of heroism, of standing up for Canadians. Oh if only that was true.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hatred always looks the same

Hatred no matter the perpetrator or who it is directed at always looks the same to me. This is why I guess so many make the comparison to Hitler and the nazis, a mistake in my books.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prime Minister Harper and his extremist friends

Harper likes to rail against extremism and terrorism but in the end he is quite selective in those he chooses to denounce.