A rarity – an oil industry CEO unafraid of radical adversaries

 Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson tells it like it is It is rare to see an oil executive publicly taking on his radical environmental adversaries. … Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson came under predictable attack at the company’s annual meeting in Dallas this week... Read More

Update on Bill C-51: observations and amendments

On Tuesday, May 26, the Senate Defence committee moved to clause-by-clause analysis of Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. ... Read More

A question for the crowd…

Today’s announcement that Peter MacKay is not going to run for his seat in Parliament this fall has me thinking that maybe this is a sign that Stephen Harper is losing control of his party finally. Some months ago when... Read More

The miracle of birth…

It’s so thrilling to see a foundling cracking the shell for its first few pecks at freedom. (And never has a better beak been built to crack one, too!) And now, with today’s announcement, Peter MacKay marks his transition from... Read More

Fare thee well, Peter MacKay

He’s a nice guy, but I don’t think his departure matters too much.  Things hadn’t been going particularly well for some time – see here and here and here and here. There’s plenty more, but I think everyone gets the... Read More

The Week That Was May 29th

It has been an interesting week in Canadian politics. All three parties released new campaign style ads… I seem to recall Justin Trudeau telling us that he doesn’t believe in negative ads and that he will always be positive. Is... Read More

On Such Issues Are Elections Won And Lost

Canada’s economy shrank between January and March, the first contraction in four years and the largest since the 2009 recession as collapsing energy prices prompted a plunge in business investment.The other stuff is trivia.  Although this sparked quite a bit... Read More

A Teaching Moment?

Re Ontario Elementary and Secondary Strike Threats Kids, now would be a good time to ‘negotiate’ changes to how your teacher teaches. Why not tell them you want more control over how much homework is issued, and what the subject... Read More

Neo-Nazi rag engaged in fraud and Holocaust denial

Quote: So watch out for door to door fraud by this despicable hate group. Danforth Music Festival and Beaches Blues Festival are owned by Leroy St. Germaine, the same waste of skin who owns and publishes Your Ward News. If... Read More

The CTV True North Panel May 28th

 A link can be found here  http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=623355  The panel looks at the CCP debate and possibility of a cut to the GST. ... Read More

Ranked ballots in 2018: Democracy is coming to Canada!

Politician with CourageAnd not a moment too soon! The Liberal Party government of the province of Ontario deserves the congratulations of every Canadian for their bold step in dragging democracy into the 21st century with this step:The provincial government will... Read More

New Themes: Apostrophe and Canard

Happy Theme Thursday! Today, WordPress.com welcomes two new free themes to its collection: Apostrophe and Canard. Apostrophe With a pared-down design and bold images, Apostrophe is ideally suited to magazine-style sites, like travelogues, fashion blogs, or foodie sites. It’s an... Read More

Breaking: Kid Kodak Andre Marin has gone missing!

And there is a reward for his safe return! (Well, actually, there isn’t. There’s a reward if he doesn’t return. Ever.)    ... Read More

Public Enemy In The Morning

A fine way to start the day.  Love the fact they’re using a live band. ... Read More

Dear Ontario legislators:

if you reappoint this guy, you need help.  Signed, Ontario    ... Read More

Has Andre “Kid Kodak” Marin lost his mind?

The multiple instances of defamation notwithstanding – and my lawyer tells me we can, and should, sue and that we’d win – what I found most astonishing, here, is that Andre Marin has disclosed confidential information about a complaint I... Read More

U of T: Toronto is already segregated – on transit, services and just about everything else

But God help you if you actually say that out loud. I mean, Olivia Chow may pretend that she doesn’t know you! “David Hulchanski, a professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto, has spent years documenting... Read More

New Poll Suggests Ignoring Hippies On Bill C-51

That’s my takeaway, at least.  All the raging away on twitter is merely the caterwaul of elderly scenesters trying to relive that golden time when they flipped the bird at a traffic cop and ran away, freak flags lifted in... Read More

In this week’s Hill Times: weep for the Canadian media

Fittingly, it took a small-town radio station to ask The Question. It came on Dave Glover’s drive-time show on CFWN in Northumberland. “What,” I was asked, “do you think about Postmedia’s purchase of the Sun Media newspaper chain?” “Thank you... Read More

The Establishment And Your Phone

In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The... Read More