Politics

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Abortion: what we get wrong

Abortion: what we get wrong
March 10, 2016 No Comments »

In my ongoing quest to ensure that I will never be able to run for elected office, I decided to write on abortion. John Oliver, who I normally agree with on most things, did a 20 minute piece on the ... Read More »

Why I’m voting NDP tomorrow

Why I’m voting NDP tomorrow
October 18, 2015 No Comments »

Those of you who’ve watched this space for a while know that I generally do not consider myself beholden to any particular political party. I tend to vote based on policies, so without further ado, the policies that decided me ... Read More »

Guns! Guns for everyone!

Guns! Guns for everyone!
October 2, 2015 3 Comments »

I’m no longer surprised by the usual suspects crawling out of the woodwork in the wake of a mass shooting, wanting to add more guns to the mix instead of taking away the ones that are causing the problem. I ... Read More »

A good word

A good word
May 20, 2011 2 Comments »

A teaching friend of mine sent around this letter recently.  It’s written in response to CBC Radio Morning Edition’s Scott Watson’s take on the May 5th walkout.  I don’t know the teacher who wrote it, but I think it bears ... Read More »

Takeaways from the election

May 3, 2011 Comments Off on Takeaways from the election

So here’s what I got out of last night’s election: Majority government: Finally, after years of successive minorities, we have a majority again.  Now maybe the government can actually get out of perpetual campaign mode and start working. This is ... Read More »

Thoughts on the French language debate

April 14, 2011 Comments Off on Thoughts on the French language debate

Okay, I get why we have to have a leaders’ debate in French: Quebec is such a large block of votes that any party ignores it at its peril. But Duceppe owns these debates for two reasons: 1) it’s his ... Read More »

Quick impressions on the English-language debate

April 13, 2011 2 Comments »

My thoughts on last night’s leader debate: Harper seemed robotic, and was apparently talking to someone down and to the right of the camera lens.  While he stayed on message (that the Cons are responsible for the quick recovery of ... Read More »

Liberal beliefs held conservatively

September 15, 2009 6 Comments »

The middle of this last week was spent in Saskatoon at the UofR’s internship seminar.  The seminar itself was nothing to get excited about; fairly routine procedural stuff.  In the course of one of the discussions, however, an interesting debate ... Read More »

BC Election

May 12, 2009 Comments Off on BC Election

CBC says the liberals have won in BC again.  That’s good news, I’m surprised they could win a third straight in this environment Read More »

Texan ID proponents back in the news

March 24, 2009 Comments Off on Texan ID proponents back in the news

In a story that we’ve been talking about on and off since August of 2003, Texas is once again at the forefront of the evolution/creation debate for schools.  Once again, textbooks are at issue.  After having defeated the Intelligent Design ... Read More »

Israel Election, Again

February 21, 2009 Comments Off on Israel Election, Again

It sounds like Netanyahu has been chosen to be Israel Prime Minister.  Good news I think.  By the way, this election is a good reason to oppose proportional representation.  I’d hope he can form a government without extremists, and without ... Read More »

Israel Election

February 11, 2009 Comments Off on Israel Election

It appears the Israel election was pretty much a tie, with Kadima winning 29 seats and Likud 28.  I am a Netanyahu fan, so I was hoping for a Likud win.  Likud had been ahead in the polls.  The Labor ... Read More »