Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Evils of Good Intentions

I’ve just watched a disturbing documentary about child welfare agencies, specifically Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies. It’s called ‘Powerful as God’ and it can be viewed here: http://blakout.ca/htm/viewthedoc.php#.US48laWTzng As someone who did battle with the CAS many times over the years, … Continue reading

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Economic Literacy

It was during the ’08 economic meltdown. I was listening to that bastion of financial rectitude, the CBC, presenting a phone-in show soliciting suggestions to solve the unfolding crisis. Solutions ranged from arguably plausible to off-the-wall insane. An example of … Continue reading

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The Circus Comes to South Africa

Oscar Pistorius might be well on the way to knocking O.J. Simpson’s trial off the pinnacle as the weirdest criminal trial of all time. I’ll bet by the time it’s over it’ll have both set a new standard for absurd … Continue reading

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Kid gloves for 2.0; curtains for comment

No sooner had a Liberal Party leadership candidate asked the ‘burning’ question demanding to be asked, than some kind of speech ‘blackout’ occurred. For the record, Here’s what Martha Hall Findlay said to 2.0 during one of the candidate debates: … Continue reading

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“Everything in service of my community”

We have a new populist mantra. Trudeau 2.0 has figured out how to deflect the increasingly microscopic examination of just exactly what his populist┬ábona fides might be. In doing so, rather ingeniously I might add, he’s turned the notion of … Continue reading

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The Patronage Twins

At first glance, they’re no more similar than Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, but here they are reprising that silly old fantasy film in real life; I’m referring to Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau – the ‘brothers Pork’. These ‘honourable … Continue reading

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Justin’s Ticket to Ride

The coronation is almost complete. Justin Trudeau is well on the way to being a ‘P.M. in Waiting’. It’s been a surprisingly hiccup-free journey, especially considering that unfortunately intemperate commentary on the West Justin engaged in on camera a while … Continue reading

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