Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 women (for the heinous crime of being women), all-too-immediate...

Bruyea, Veterans Affairs, and Canadian Democracy: Time to Go “Batsh!t Crazy”

Tuesday’s  revelation that Sean Bruyea, a vocal critic of Veterans Affairs had his private medical records deliberately compromised by bureacrats in a brazen attempt to discredit his legitimate, extensive complaints about systemic deficiencies within the department has struck a nerve among Canadians...

Happy Democracy Fatigue Day

Digby asks a (simple) question that a number of us Canucks watching from the sidelines have also posited numerous times during the (over)extended run up to November: Is there any reason why the parties choose a nominee through this delegate system at all? Why don’t they just count up the votes and...

Yes, In Our Name

Via the Dawg, the lying liars lied to each and every one of us: The Harper government knew prison conditions were appalling long before The Globe and Mail published a series of stories last April detailing the abuse and torture of prisoners turned over by Canadian soldiers to Afghanistan’s notorious...

“You can only take these as signs of how the government wants to be seen.”

After Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day announced last week that the Canadian government would no longer seek clemency for Canadians on death row “who have been tried in a democratic country that supports the rule of law” (ie, the United States), Conservative PM Stephen Harper tried to assure...

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