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October 21st, 2022 - 1:24 pm § in Politics

Brotherly unlove

The mayor’s race in Port Colborne, Ontario, is pitting two estranged brothers against each other. Bill Steele (left, photo below) was a city councillor for 17 years before being elected mayor, and was running for reelection unopposed until his brother Charles, a retired mailman, decided to tak[...]

August 17th, 2022 - 4:38 pm § in Misc.

What happens when QAnon nuts try to arrest real police

This article contains language not suitable for children “A group of QAnon believers over the weekend tried to conduct citizens arrests of police officers in the city of Peterborough, Ontario,” Raw Story reported on Wednesday, August 178, 2022 (read story here). They’re followers [...]

August 2nd, 2022 - 10:51 am § in Misc.

The Queen of North America

Romana Didulo (photo), a Phillippines-born resident of British Columbia, has decided to replace the Canadian and U.S. governments with a monarchy (see story here). Didulo has proclaimed herself queen (see her website here). As a potentate with absolute power, she’s fashioning her government vi[...]

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[...]