Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Marg Delahunty says she’s going by boat to Ottawa. With her sword.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Give the poor Crime Minister the chance he so desperately needs. Vote anybody but Conservative. Help Stasi Steve, Our Dear Leader, Stevil.. to stop all his relentless, exhausting fear-mongering… What is their dark agenda? What are they, roasting puppy dogs on sticks back there? Help Marg Brings Change. Click on the penny – it’s not an actual donation (though you can do that too) but it adds your vote of …read more

NeverHome – refugees in Canada, & Aylan Kurdi, the child who never made it here

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

“Between 2010 and 2014, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees found that Canada dropped from fifth to fifteenth in the list of refugee-receiving industrialized countries.” This fact about Canada’s failure to take in its share of refugees, and about the way it imprisons refugees in Canada for years on end, with children being born and growing up in jail, comes from the excellent website It is shocking to realize …read more

National Aboriginal Day – Wab Kinew’s “500 years in 2 minutes”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Happy National Aboriginal Day everyone! Wab Kinew, always concise, does 500 years of ‘Canadian’ history in 2 minutes. “So what went wrong? It wasn’t always like this when we started down the path. When the settlers first arrived the natives welcomed them, and helped them out. It wasn’t like they showed up and the natives said “uh oh, there goes the neighbourhood.” And the relationship grew stronger—fashionable even. “Remember these? …read more

New Edward Snowden interview, conducted by German television

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Pretty interesting interview on German television and now distributed on LiveLeak. Worth watching. He’s very articulate, and Canada’s CSEC is mentioned.

Defeating Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sorry, another post on politics, not design (but see About). And this is one that will annoy my more partisan friends, though perhaps not as much as partisanship is annoying me. So here’s Joyce Murray‘s idea for how to get Harper—Canada’s Republican/Tea Party equivalent—out of office in the next federal election. And it’s an idea that’s coming from a party I only vote for except when tactically necessary to ensure …read more

Surveillance camera map, Vancouver

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Very nice map of surveillance cameras in downtown Vancouver, by the Vancouver Public Space Network. Disturbing content aside, it’s a very attractive map.