A few days ago, I had one of those “eff you, I’m turning off the radio and all y’all are just a bunch of paint-sniffing reticulated jerk muffins” moments. It was about Idle No More. If you’re Canadian and you haven’t heard about this grassroots protest against legislation that may infringe upon our treaty rights. It’s an interesting movement and protest, and I think it’s starting to polarize the country in a way that few other things have in recent memory.
Category Archives: Canadian Politics
I wasn’t going to do this. I really wasn’t. But then something happened to a friend of mine and it got my knickers in a knot and I know I’m going to be skimming over vast chunks of the actual issues, but please bear with me because I’m a little ranty at the moment. Incidentally, [...]
Let me just say that I am having a *great* deal of difficulty giving a damn about the election. “What election?” You might ask. That’s about how I feel about it, to be honest. In fact, I don’t even want to write about it. Which is really my way of saying “you might get a [...]
You might not know this about me, but in a little under three weeks, I am going to be going to the Greater Metro Lumsden Downtown Core Community Hall to do some serious, *serious* civic duty. Hardcore civic duty. And so in the lead-up to my hardcore civic duty badassery, I have been following, with [...]
So, there’s this advert that’s run in at least one, possibly more Canadian newspapers. I’m not interested in posting the advert, but I’ll link to an article that talks about it. Understandably, a lot of people are Very Upset about this advert. In much the same way that many people (as my friend Melistress can [...]
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” A letter to Canadians, from Jack Layton
I find it surprising not at all that even though many people who support politically right-of-centre parties (such as our current government, senate, and supreme court) often say things like: “we need LESS government not MORE”, the governments they elected always tend to grow and grow and grow. Case in point: the parliamentary budget officer [...]
I’d like to kiss the Senate page who launched a protest calling for someone – everyone – to stop Prime Minister Harper. First of all, she’s got chutzpah for doing this thing, and I really admire that. Second, even though there were only three weeks left in her contract as a Senate page, she risked [...]
(n) denouement (the outcome of a complex sequence of events) Well. I don’t think I’ve been that excited about something I had pretty much no control over since Cory L. took us out to pull doughnuts on frozen sloughs one New Year’s Eve. Our frozen slough evening ended with nothing more than bruises, and I’m [...]
No, I don’t think that my man smilin’ Jack and his party are going to form a majority in the next election. I’m just excited, okay? So I’ve been busy. A little. I made something for you. These are LOLJacks. They’re *like* LOLCats. But they have Jack in them.