Boys n girls, Jagdish Grewal, the Harpercon candidate running in Mississauga-Malton, has taken a cue from the Michelle Bachman playbook, believing that one can “cure” and “pray away” the gay. It came out in a community Punjabi news page that:
“Is it wrong for a homosexual to become a normal person?” that . . . → Read More: Jagdish Grewal the Harpercon Version of Andre Forbes?
Boys n girls, I have to admit that the French language face a face debate on TVA was a bit of a disappointment for me. There were some funny moments, one in particular that everybody will be talking about for awhile. I’ll get to that later; hint: it was a Freudian slip . . . → Read More: About Last Night, Mon Amour -Face a Face TVA Debate Review
The only debate I had managed to watch during this election cycle. Hence one I can finally comment on with an informed mind. At first I thought, Foreign Affairs, eeh Gad! This is not a bread and butter topic. I had missed the pertinent debates before. I think many would agree. According . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts On the Munk Debate
Well boys n girls, the latest poll came out from EKOS and it is no longer a 3 way tie (warning, the choir I normally preach to will not like this post). Harper is out ahead now with 35.4% with the Liberals and NDP in a virtual tie trailing behind them by . . . → Read More: Niqabs! Polling Station Phobias! Balanced Budgets! Why This Latest EKOS Poll Needs to be Taken Seriously
Well boys n girls, my first political post in a long time is here and it may get me into trouble, especially after the Harpercons pass that insanely draconian “security anti-terrorist” Bill C-51 which definitely requires our attention. As of last Friday, it’s in 2nd reading. I seriously hope that the opposition . . . → Read More: Eight Year Old Boy Arrested In France For Allegedly Supporting “Terrorism” — Seriously?
needs a fundamental shift
Towards a lateral
Full text of Harper’s Christmas message:
This Christmas, we Canadians have many reasons to celebrate (fear for our children’s future).
We live in a beautiful country, a compassionate (war mongering) country, a prosperous country (hollowed out petro state).
Despite the difficulties elsewhere in the world, Canada’s economy is getting ever stronger (weaker) and . . . → Read More: Harper’s Year End Message, (with added context).
I woke up this morning thinking about food banks. They are advertising now. Food banks are a relatively new phenomenon. I think they meant well. I think what ended up happening though is that food banks allowed the government to ignore poverty.
Food bank use in Canada has escalated by . . . → Read More: Poverty
I am appalled by the lack of debate in the House on the situation in the Ukraine and any role Canada should take on. PM has unilaterally started committing Canadians to go to the volatile region to take part in NATO posturing against Russia.
I know that Canada has many citizens of . . . → Read More: An Open Letter to our Political Leaders
This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.
Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.
I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given. In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently. I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives. It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving
Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?
Tweet Dear Tom Mulcair. Please stop worrying about the middle class. Let Trudeau and Harper get mired in that bullshit argument. Want a Big Idea? Announce a plan to eliminate poverty. Create a middle class. It’s easy. I’m not even an economist and I can tell you how its done. . . . → Read More: The Middle Class, an open letter to Tom Mulcair (and whomever else may be listening)
Well, no, not really part d’uh. I’m just resurrecting this snarky, satirical and sarcastic post I did 4 years ago with the help of a Montreal friend, Karl, with an update or 2. I thought it would be fitting to resurrect during this fine election campaign. Because every election campaign is in . . . → Read More: Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??
I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.
First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice? Perhaps where they all basically agreed with . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation
I will open with a Happy International Women’s Day to all my likeminded readers. However, I’m afraid this is not a pleasant post. I will be talking about many issues facing women today, mainly in Canada.
I found it hilarious that Tasha Kheiriddin, preaching human rights using typical right winged talking points . . . → Read More: Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice
Finally, a voice of reason amongst the hysteria of the Quebec election campaign. It is that of Tom Mulcair on Power and Politics with Evan Solomon:
But speaking on CBC News Network’sPower & Politics, Mulcair added, “We shouldn’t be voting on only one issue — we should be looking at the overall . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue