The Star has picked up and ran with the ball of shit containing the lie that Jack Layton and Olivia Chow lived in subsidized housing From time to time [Jack Layton] has been criticized for saying one thing and doing another, including being caught red-handed in 1985 living in subsidized housing in Toronto when his and Olivia Chow, then a Toronto trustee, were raking in a combined $120,000 … [Read more...] about Lies, Lies and Damnable Lies
Today's Star carries a horrific story about an assault perpetrated upon two women because they are lesbians. The assault happened at an elementary school as school was letting out and many children, including the couples son, witnessed this hateful and unprovoked attack. This is the result when fear and ignorance are allowed to run unfettered. No person should worry that their 'lifestyle' is … [Read more...] about Couple Assaulted at Son’s School
The treatment a U.S. official said Omar Khadr received at Guantanamo Bay to prepare him for an interview by a member of foreign affairs was a violation of international human rights, a Canadian federal court judge ruled on Wednesday. It is no great surprise that human rights violations are going on in Guantanamo, it is damning however that two governments of countries who pride themselves on … [Read more...] about Judge Rules U.S. Violated Human Rights
According to an article in the Peterborough Examiner Janine Krieber "an expert on international relations and military strategy" (and also wife of Opposition Leader Stephen Dion) stated that the abortion issue is "the next potential domestic terrorism threat". Some are spinning this as meaning that pro-choice groups are potential domestic terrorists even though the clinic bombings, doctor … [Read more...] about Abortion – Terrorism Link?
An article in The Star today tells us to stop focusing on headlines (ironic no? ) and recognize that things make the headlines because they are less likely to happen on a regular basis; A: I call that "headline bias" – when something makes the news, people think it happens a lot. But the reason something makes the headlines is because it doesn't happen a lot. To my mind, public reaction is … [Read more...] about Don’t Worry, Be Happy
This post will deal mainly with Ontario, though I would imagine similar situations are happening across the country. In Ontario workers rights are being eroded at an alarming rate, most especially by the huge increase in Temporary Labour placement companies and their use by employers. Temporary agencies, which require no licence to start up, are flourishing in Ontario where there are now … [Read more...] about Workers Rights