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The Complete History of Canada (According to Stephen Harper)

ca. 15,000 BC – 1496 AD: Nothing at all happened. 1497: John Cabot (who was definitively not named Giovanni Caboto) discovered Newfoundland while in the service of England, at which point Canada entered history. 1608 – 1758: A bunch of … Continue reading

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Threats to Poilievre

Stephen Harper’s (Un)Democratic Reform Minister, Pierre Poilievre, has reputedly been receiving anonymous death threats over his proposed Fair Elections Act, prompting an RCMP investigation. Now, I want to make clear that I of course do not condone death threats*, and … Continue reading

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The Tories Hate Democracy.

The Harper Tories hate democracy, and there’s not actually any point in pretending otherwise anymore. Their latest assault on our system of government comes in the form of a new bill forbidding Elections Canada from encouraging citizens to vote. It … Continue reading

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Empiricism in Politics

I’m bugged the sheer number of people who don’t understand that claims outside of the sciences can be empirically testable. For example, it’s all well and good to argue that putting transgender protections into Human Rights codes will result in … Continue reading

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Ultimate Disgrace

I feel like Stephen Harper’s strategy in government is to do so many unspeakably awful things that sooner or later, his critics and the population at large will become numb to them; moral outrage is, after all, a difficult emotion … Continue reading

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A Hollow Country

Above is the first picture that appears on a Google image search for “Canada” that is not either a flag or a map. It depicts Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta. I reprint it here because it illustrates a … Continue reading

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The Continued Sucktitude of the Globe and Mail

I gave up on reading the Toronto Globe and Mail a year and a half ago as I was disgusted by their simpering apologetics for the HarperCons 2011 electoral fraud, and I can not honestly say that I have missed reading this … Continue reading

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