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Every Canadian’s Favourite Warrior Princess Doesn’t Care for Steve

It’s just amazes me the number of Canadians who accept the racism and misogyny and general nastyness of the CPC’s campaign. Marg Delahunty Warrior Princess certainly has no use for it.  

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Shut the Fuck up Donny

The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest cult movies of all time, with fans worldwide. It even inspired a bar in Prague, Czech Republic, where you pay what you want for your drink. Of course, the most popular is … Continue reading

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When Exxon supported climate science

I have a fairly simplistic way of looking at some things. I am a biologist and I have a reasonable understanding of how evolution and natural selection work. My expertise is 20 years out of date, but I have some grasp … Continue reading

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Questions to ask your candidate on gender equality

Gender issues affect us all and I think most of us know how the various parties stand on gender issues in the election. If you are looking for more information, here are a few questions you might ask your candidate. … Continue reading

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Who qualifies as an old stock Canadian?

Here’s the clip from the Sept 17th debate where Harper refers to old stock Canadians as supporting his limited health care for refugees: Apparently I don’t qualify as one branch of my family came here in the early 1800s, while … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana and Pain

The arguments for legalizing marijuana are overwhelming, only being delayed by governments that get elected on a ‘tough on crime’ stance. This despite the fact that legalizing or decriminalizing pot would allow police to focus on crimes that cause more … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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More on MacKay

Here’s a bit of follow-up to the comments of Justice Minister Peter Mackay I wrote about yesterday.  It didn’t take very long for The Toronto Star to find some people who strongly disagree, not only with MacKay’s tone, but also with … Continue reading

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Peter MacKay Justice Minister. Is he racist and sexist?

My first introduction to Peter MacKay was back in 2003 when he became leader of the progressive Conservative party of Canada partly by making promises that he would not attempt a merger with the then Canadian Alliance party. That promise … Continue reading

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Repost – Liars for “Life”

With the debate about reproductive freedom and women’s rights, I thought I’d re-post an article from my archives. In 2012, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada won an complaint to the Advertising Council of Canada on an advertisement by the PEI … Continue reading

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