Snow Trauma in Vancouver

It’s snowing in Vancouver today, and if you’ve even been here you know what that means: innumerable diatribes about how Vancouverites don’t know how to drive in snow. It’s an absurdly tiresome bit of small talk that is simultaneously both accurate and bullshit.

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Prime Minister Jack Layton?

It is frequently asserted by media pundits that, in Canadian federal politics, the Liberal Party campaigns from the left and governs from the right. Whether you agree with this or not depends on where you sit, ideologically, on the political … Read more…

Ask, Tell. Now what?

So, like, since the vote last Saturday, I’ve been trying to figure out how to blog about the repeal by the United States Senate of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the law that was essentially a passive-aggressive ban on non-heterosexuals in … Read more…

Not Guilty?

Carol Ann Berner was driving her car on 64th Street in Delta after having a couple of drinks. She lost control, killing four year old Alexa Middelaer. Berner is pleading “not guilty”.

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On Liberty, and Memory

The olympics may be a very desirable event to many, but if we can’t hold an olympics, or any other event, without depriving citizens of their rights to free speech and free assembly, we have no business holding it at all.

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