Tag: canada

Now that was depressing.

I find myself wondering what country I live in this morning with a Conservative majority government elected last night. Is this really a country that doesn’t believe in social programs, health care, womens’ rights, international diplomacy, peace-keeping, higher education, workers’ rights, parliamentary rules, scientific… Continue Reading “Now that was depressing.”

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Feeling better and going to the polls?

I’m actually feeling much better today than I have been – probably owing to a good exercise session last night, the fact that I’ve lsot four inches from my hips (and 2.5 from my waist), and that Brian and I have had a couple… Continue Reading “Feeling better and going to the polls?”

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It just gets worse. Harper has got to go.

I can tell from the polls that most Canadians aren’t paying attention to the ethical breaches of the current federal government – the In-and-Out scandal, the Bev Oda affair, the Law-and-Order obfuscation and the criminal assistant to the Prime Minister – but they probably… Continue Reading “It just gets worse. Harper has got to go.”

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A little rant about daycare, and women and work.

I’m a bit stunned that in this day and age in Canada, the Minister of Human Resources would go on record as saying that people pushing for a national daycare program are people who don’t want to have to raise their own kids. Moreover,… Continue Reading “A little rant about daycare, and women and work.”

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Not too little. Not too late.

Confrontation and conflict in the last forty years of Canadian environmentalism. (Published in the Earth Day issue of Resistance Magazine, 2010) “It is to this new-found resolution to reassert our indivisibility with life, to recognize the obligations incumbent upon us as the most powerful… Continue Reading “Not too little. Not too late.”

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