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The markets won’t ‘fix’ climate change for us

Okay, so we’ve figured out how to propel a small device through space at 60,000 kilometres an hour for ten years, and then land it on a comet 6 billion kilometers away. 812 more words


The rich are getting richer — and faster than you think

The Onion magazine suggests we should consider the gap between rich and poor the Eighth Wonder of the World — “a tremendous, millennia-old expanse that fills us with both wonder and humility … the most colossal and enduring of mankind’s creations.” Another aspect of the rich-poor gap that has always filled me with wonder is how the rich manage to keep it off the political agenda. 855 more words


Back to the kitchen, Mrs. Cleaver: Harper's income-splitting and social engineering

Stephen Harper is gearing up for the next election with a plan for rewarding “hardworking Canadian families”. Or at least a few of them. In truth, Harper plans to give something to all families by enriching the Universal Child Care Benefit by $60 a month per child — thereby providing parents with an extra $2 a day. 840 more words


Fear works for Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper insisted last week that we will not be intimidated by terrorism. He then did everything he could to ensure that we will be intimidated by terrorism. 866 more words


Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa (6)

Harper tries to intimidate us into perpetual war


Stephen Harper insisted last week that we will not be intimidated by terrorism.

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Canadian Society

Will Ottawa attack lead to a sane conversation about terrorism?

The sight of our Parliament buildings under attack is a horrifying one. Sadly, it’s likely to rally support for the Harper government’s decision to send warplanes to attack Islamic State in Iraq. 983 more words


Two child care plans: one for the rich, one for the rest

All of a sudden, it looks like the battle lines in the coming federal election may be less over whether to send our warplanes to Iraq and more over whether to send our children to day care. 783 more words