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Dear Angus Reid Forum

Tweet How come you never invite me to surveys anymore?  Is it because of my demographic?  Female, over 45, under $30,000?

Legerweb, same questions for you.  Are you just not that into me?

I haven’t been polled by online pollsters that I belong to, telephone surveys, mail ins…nothing.  Nobody wants to know what . . . → Read More: Dear Angus Reid Forum

Stun News Can Stun No More — Some Thoughts and Questions

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Boys n girls, we have learned of the demise of Stun News. Permanently as of 5AM tomorrow.

How will Ezzy Levant ever pay for his recent law suit he lost?  Something tells the his law suit hit parade would likely continue.

What about Brian Lilley and his chipmunk voice? Would he be . . . → Read More: Stun News Can Stun No More — Some Thoughts and Questions

The Bell Let’s Talk Campaign: Exploitation, Branding Feel Good Event or Altruistic?

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Boys n girls, the bitch is on her way back, I hope.

Here we are, after 5 years, yet another Bell Let’s Talk Day. A day of Mental Health Awareness. Encouraging people to tell their own stories in order to end the stygma; the taboo.  I had always thought it was a . . . → Read More: The Bell Let’s Talk Campaign: Exploitation, Branding Feel Good Event or Altruistic?

Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates

Tweet I have some questions I will put to every candidate in my riding.

1)Will you commit to Election reform?  FPTP is not working.

2)Will you commit to restoring and enhancing the independence of Elections Canada and the Commissioner of Elections to compel witnesses and pursue fraudulent activities in our Elections, independent of . . . → Read More: Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates

Poverty

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     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

Some of the Things I learned at Home.

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When I was a child, I used to love to make my dad’s lunch. He was a logger. I would line his lunchbox with a paper towel and write a message on it. “I love you”, “have a great day”. I would make him a couple of sandwiches, wrapped neatly in wax . . . → Read More: Some of the Things I learned at Home.

Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

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Oh, that fickle news cycle! Bestie of Christy Clark, Bill Bennett, Mary Polak.

Where the fuck is the Federal Government, namely, Gail Shea, Minister Responsible for Fisheries and Oceans? Yes, Ms Shea, wild salmon spend a considerable portion of their time in our lakes and rivers. Why are you not out . . . → Read More: Mt Polley. Where is the Government?

It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.

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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.

Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving

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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

Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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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?

Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

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Boys n girls,  very recently, data from Stats Can and the Parliamentary Budget Office have been debunking the Harpercon propaganda regarding so-called “skills shortages”; sounding off on a supposed future “labour shortage”. It’s about time. Jason Kenney was recently skewered after going on Power Play with Don Martin, singing the praises of . . . → Read More: Jason Kenney Gets His Job Data From Kijiji — Myths Regarding Labour & Skills Shortages Debunked

Come Join the Dark Side! We Got Poutine, Pepsi and Jos Louis! (Mise a Jour) — Part D’Uh??

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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??

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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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

Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

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After reading through a week’s worth of news articles, columnists and the twitter machine, there appears to be one common theme; Peladeau Jr. was recruited to provide economic credibility to the Parti-Quebecois to mainly the business community.  Furthermore, according to a PQ campaign ad, Pauline Marois is featured alone walking a hallway . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

Let’s Start Commemorating This International Women’s Day by Demanding Justice

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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

Say What, Jason Kenney?

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Well, boys n girls, Jason Kenney, still feverishly defending 2011 Harpercon election promise of income splitting for wealthier families, now says that it will help “stable” families.

“All of the social research indicates that folks who come from stable families tend to do better in terms of their economic prospects, and income-splitting . . . → Read More: Say What, Jason Kenney?

“Water, Water Everywhere…

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…and not a drop to drink.”

Update at bottom of post

 

I live in a rural area of the Capital Region.  Residents are not serviced with water here, you have to figure it out for yourself.  I am also a renter, or lessee, thus, not in a position to finance . . . → Read More: “Water, Water Everywhere…

Economic Inaction Plan 2014 — One Step Closer to Elimination of Universal Health Care

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On page 279 of Jimbo Flaherty’s latest budget which was declared pretty much a yawner by the punditry, ignored by the masses more interested in gold medals in Sochi,  is Stevie Harper’s main dream to kill universal health care.  We shouldn’t be surprised though; not long ago, Stevie closed the  Health Council . . . → Read More: Economic Inaction Plan 2014 — One Step Closer to Elimination of Universal Health Care

Here’s to Small Victories! After 23 Years, Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of PIPSC

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Ok, perhaps not so small. In fact, in this day and age when right wing nut governments, including our very own Harpercons, are doing all to squash labour unions, this is quite significant.  A 23 year old battle through the courts  where a Canada Revenue Agency tax auditor, Elizabeth Bernard, did not . . . → Read More: Here’s to Small Victories! After 23 Years, Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of PIPSC