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

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A half-pregnant pause

It seems the new government is intent on keeping it's promise to end Canada's participation in the IS bombing mission, that's a good thing. A kept promise is usually so.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

This is our fault too

While Harper and his not so merry band are taking a ton of heat over their lack of response to the current refugee crisis, we should keep in mind that through our apathy we have allowed this to happen.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A modest proposal

We rebate 75% of every dollar donated to a political party and politician, we then go on to rebate 50% of every one of those already subsidized dollars spent during an election.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Now that I have your attention on to more important matters.

EDay is an important and well crafted documentary that delves into robocalls and electoral fraud, they need our help to get the show on the road

We need to support independent media like this, we certainly can't rely on the corporate media to hold power to account.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

On the Senate

Do we reform the senate or abolish it altogether is an important question facing Canadians. Is either option even possible? Do Canadians even have the courage to address these questions?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Revisiting Honduran resistance

It's been some time since I've written on the situation in Honduras and Canada's complicity in the events there

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Of false equivalencies

  Whenever people talk about removing the influence of money from our political system they invariably lump unions in with corporations as if the two exert equal influence on the decision making process.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Timid Canuck

For most of my life I have bristled at the notion that Canadians are a timid, staid bunch, however, of late I've come to see that as true.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

On the transformation of Michael Coren

Today I posted  to Twitter a Toronto Star column by Coren wherein he laments the vicious attacks he has faced from the congregation of what he coins the Church of Nasty since first  announcing his transition from vile homophobe to human being.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Due process, meh

I will not defend the actions of the FHRITP idiots, they were disgusting and in my view worthy of sanction but we have something in this world called due process  and fairness, concepts totally absent when the tines are sharpened and the torches lit.