Well ok I haven’t really been away just so immersed in web design it feels like I’ve been away.
Catching up it seems Harper is still hell bent on being an accessory to war crimes and in giving Canada a reputation as the only country who welcomes the torture of it’s own.
Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that the discredited Guantanamo military tribunal process under George Bush “constituted a clear violation of fundamental human rights.” Indeed, that’s what the United States Supreme Court found.
U.S. President Barack Obama wants Guantanamo shut down.
And last week Mr. Justice James O’Reilly of Federal Court issued a strong and welcome ruling ordering Ottawa to seek Khadr’s return.
Harper’s stonewall response has been to shrug off the order and ponder an appeal.
Harper having previously and continuing to side with war criminals should be grounds for his immediate dismissal as PM.
Locally and ironically commencing during Earth Week, the Tim Horton’s on the corner was torn down to be rebuilt as a drive through. Because if there is one this area needs more of it is cars and the pollution of idling cars. No longer having any indoor seating the new design will not cater to pedestrians in any way thereby making the sidewalks and corners even more treacherous.
The collapse of capitalism is creating some interesting fallout as workers are being asked to scale back wages and benefits while CEOs continue to rake it in, taxpayers money is being given to corporations while taxpayers are being told there is no money to save their pensions or allow them to collect the money they paid into IE or strengthen existing social programs let alone create new ones. Apparently as long as socialism comes from the bottom up it isn’t so bad after all.
Add to this the fact that Ontario women are being fired for becoming pregnant.
What’s especially stunning, they say, is how brazen some bosses are, almost 50 years after Ontario enacted the Human Rights Code to prevent such discrimination.
“We actually have an e-mail from one employer saying, `Sorry, but with your little bundle, I don’t think we’ll be able to (re)hire you. We want a permanent solution,'” says Consuelo Rubio, manager of client services for Ontario’s Human Rights Legal Support Centre, an independent agency funded by the province to provide free legal services to people experiencing discrimination.
The firings are in all sectors: “It’s happening to women in senior positions and women in minimum-wage jobs,” says Katherine Laird, executive director of the centre, who says she hasn’t seen this level of discrimination through two previous recessions and 30 years in the human rights field.
Hey here’s a great opportunity for the anti choice gang. They can have an adopt a pregnant fired worker campaign and make up the money these women are losing. Michael Coern is still an idiot. Coren supports the troops by denigrating the work of our female soldiers, at least the young attractive ones, presumably the rest are on their own.
Does it ever occur to Coren that in most places in the world women are just as involved in the wars as the soldiers male or female, but they have the added disadvantage of having no weaponry?
Coren says “So Canada sacrifices another victim on the altar of equality.” His piece shows that he and the Sun are willing to sacrifice decency and journalistic integrity on the alter of sensationalism and sexist insensibility.
The viral nature of the Susan Boyle video brought to the fore the nasty realization that many have incorporated the attitude that starvation diets, boob jobs and make equal talent. So an average looking woman has an outstanding talent and the world is taken aback. What a sad commentary on the world.