Category Archives: Canadian Counterpunch

Quotable: Pierre Trudeau on the dangers of conformity

Sometimes I wonder why we don’t have a national identity…and then I remember this, and why it’s sometimes good not to have what others do.

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Jian Ghomeshi is sorry, you guys.

Hey, everyone. Not feeling well tonight, so this is gonna be quick. Jian Ghomeshi has apologized to, er, one of his victims, anyway: “I want to apologize to Ms. Borel for my behaviour towards her in the workplace,” Ghomeshi said … Continue reading

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Politicize the Fort Mac fire? Yes, PLEASE.

Alanis Obomsawin, more relevant now than ever. So, I hear all kinds of rumblings to the effect that we “shouldn’t politicize” the forest fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. That it’s “insensitive” to the people of the town, who … Continue reading

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Glass houses, Padre.

Well, well. What have we here? A Venezuelan priest — and member of the right-wing opposition — receiving a cheque via Wells Fargo, from Canada of all places? Yup. And he was exposed by someone on the same political side … Continue reading

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This does not bode well.

If you’re hoping that the myriads of corruptos named in the Panama Papers will be brought to justice, Switzerland has some bad news for you: Switzerland has sentenced a former bank IT employee referred to as the “Edward Snowden of … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: No one can give us shit

Since I’m feeling alienated today, I figured I might as well dance to it: I used to run, I used to hide…I will not hide…I’m gonna find my way to fight…

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When rape culture calls itself Justice, and the papers defend it as such

Many years ago, when I was a j-school student, I got interviewed by the Globe and Mail, for an internship I didn’t get. At the time, it was cause for some chagrin: a plum big-city reporting job, missed! What made … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on the Ghomeshi fiasco

So. This happened. It’s not that I wasn’t expecting it to happen. Given the overall ineptitude of the Crown’s prosecution, and the ugly predilections of the judge as revealed in a previous (and very similar) case, it was pretty easy … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Harper vs. Trudeau at the UN

Spot the difference! PS: I’m sure the full house has nothing to do with this. At all.

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It’s Pi Day. Here, have a piece of Pi.

You knew this was coming, right? “Great big blueberries, THAT BIG!”

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