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February 20th, 2022 - 12:37 am § in Politics

B.S. Alert: Ottawa police horse didn’t trample elderly woman

In the 1999 cult film “Fight Club,” a character named Robert Paulson was shot by police (details here). On Jan. 6, 2021, a rumor circulated on Twitter that a woman named Roberta Paulsen had been shot at the U.S. Capitol. While the incident was true (and widely covered by media), the Capi[...]

February 18th, 2022 - 8:14 pm § in Health

Do Canada’s stricter Covid-19 rules make a difference?

“Canada’s provinces have generally employed strict Covid-19 measures such as school mask mandates and vaccine passports … [that] have enjoyed broad public support in doing so; even the strictest restrictions are less controversial in Canada than in the US,” Vox says (here). ̶[...]

February 14th, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics

Why is this needed for peaceful protest?

“Alberta RCMP submitted this photo of what they say is a cache of firearms and ammunition found in three trailers near an ongoing blockade of the Canada-U.S. border.” Read story here. Trudeau invoked the “Emergencies Act” to “address the impact of continued protests acr[...]

February 11th, 2022 - 11:50 pm § in Law and Courts

What will happen to blockading truckers who defy injunction?

A Canadian judge issued an injunction against the trucker blockade of the U.S.-Canada border crossing in Windsor, Canada, on Friday afternoon, February 11, 2022. Hours later, “little had changed” at the border. “Dozens of people were still on site well after 9 p.m.,” when the[...]

February 11th, 2022 - 9:21 pm § in America, Health

Canada’s approach to Covid-19 is different and better

“Canada’s provinces have generally employed strict Covid-19 measures such as school mask mandates and vaccine passports … [that] have enjoyed broad public support in doing so; even the strictest restrictions are less controversial in Canada than in the US,” Vox says (here). ̶[...]

February 7th, 2022 - 3:13 pm § in News Media

Who’s telling the truth about Ottawa truck protesters?

Here’s how U.K.-based tabloid newspaper Daily Mail describes the ongoing trucker protests against Canada’s border vaccine mandate: “Since DailyMail.com arrived in Ottawa last week we have seen no indication of violence or vandalism or any extremist political agenda. In fact, the d[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 7:11 pm § in America, Health, Racism

Truckers behaving badly

“What started as a convoy of truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates has snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital and the obstruction of a US-Canadian border crossing,” CNN reported on Monday, January 31, 2022. But that’s not the half of it. Their behavior has been unruly a[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 10:41 pm § in America, Politics

Canadian political scientist foresees a “coming storm from the south”

A Canadian political scientist has warned his government the U.S. might descend into civil unrest and come under a rightwing dictatorship by 2030. In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of a think tank affiliated with a British Columbia university, said Canada should prepare[...]

December 13th, 2021 - 3:45 pm § in Misc.

Join Canada’s military and get raped

Sexual harassment is a way of life in Canada’s armed forces. U.S. forces have sexual misconduct problems, too, but perpetrators may risk discipline and dismissal. Not so in Canada; there, it’s different. “Really, there’s a culture that’s been permissive of these acts of[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 2:23 pm § in Environment

What do Canadians protest most?

Not racism, police brutality, or elections. Logging. “A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history,” with hundreds of protesters arrested, the Guardian reported on Wednesday, September 8, 20[...]