Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

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[...]

September 6th, 2021 - 12:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Canadian election: Could Trudeau lose?

He sure could, the polls suggest. As of Saturday, the Conservatives led the Liberals, 35.5% to 33.4%, although by Sunday this had dropped to 34.9% to 33.0%, demonstrating the volatility of public opinion a little more than two weeks before the September 20 nationwide election for seats in Parliament[...]

September 5th, 2021 - 1:22 pm § in Politics

Banning assault weapons is good politics in Canada

“The head of Canada’s opposition Conservatives on Sunday scrapped a campaign promise to eliminate a ban on some assault weapons,” Reuters reported on Sunday, September 5, 2021 (read story here). The Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, are challenging Canadian P.M. Justin Trud[...]

August 31st, 2021 - 3:41 pm § in Health

You can’t blame THIS on America’s crazy anti-maskers

“An unidentified customer at a British Columbia Dairy Queen urinated on the restaurant floor in front of employees after they asked him to wear a face mask. The incident happened Friday night around 9 p.m. at the fast-food chain’s Port Alberni location,” Huffington Post reported on Tue[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 5:07 pm § in America, Politics

Why doesn’t Canada have our gun problem?

In an essay published on CNN (read it here), an American college professor in Toronto writes: “You can’t read these news stories [about mass shootings] and believe that US gun laws are working.” Uh, duh. You don’t need a Ph.D. to see that. Canada isn’t violence-free, b[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 11:27 am § in Law and Courts

Crime news: Canadian car attacker found guilty

A Canadian man who drove a rented van on a crowded Toronto sidewalk in 2018, mowing down pedestrians, is criminally responsible for his actions despite suffering from autism spectrum disorder, a judge ruled on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She found him guilty of 10 counts of murder, for the people w[...]

November 17th, 2020 - 11:17 am § in Economics

Canadians can’t sell their condos

Canadian homebuyers want the same things Americans do: A backyard for the kids to play in, a home office to work in, etc. As a result, suburban home prices in Canada’s two hottest housing markets — Toronto and Vancouver — soared 17% in the last year. But many of these buyers are sw[...]

July 7th, 2018 - 8:43 am § in Hypocrisy

Canada’s Cabinet is Positively Unamerican