Category Archives: Canadian Counterpunch

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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Clip ‘n’ Save: Some rape stats from France

“37% of the French think that the perpetrator of a rape is less responsible if the victim is wearing a sexy outfit. “20% think that ‘no’ often means ‘yes’. “30% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 say … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Justin Trudeau vs. McGill University

Oh, snap. On a day when the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to criminalize peaceful protests against an apartheid regime, a university took a popular stand against its most prominent alum. That’s gotta hurt!

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Ezra Levant, boy reporter

Good gawd, what a head-spinning day it’s been. First the Reich Wing soiled its collective diaper because Rachel Notley had the good sense to ban Ezra Levant from the Alberta provincial press gallery. Which is actually fair play, because he’s … Continue reading

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