Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Speak out on Copyright in Canada

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Conservative party’s take on Copyright reform, Bill C-32, is working its way through the parliamentary process. The last two copyright reform bills in Canada have died on the order paper, so it’s about time we revisit copyright as the Conservative government looks long in the tooth. The Bill C-32 Legislative Committee has invited Canadians… Continue Reading Speak out on Copyright in Canada

Rescue of the Chilean miners

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The rescue of the Chilean miners has been a great triumph of engineering and the human spirt. Congratulations to the nation of Chile and everyone involved. What a great story, and what great television. I started watching the first three miners rescued last night and watched a more of the rescues on-line at work. The… Continue Reading Rescue of the Chilean miners

Leaking Raitt

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

These recent revelations of Lisa Raitt leaving behind sensative documents about AECL at CTV Ottawa are a concerning as far as her fitness for the job, but it’s a relief to learn what the PC government’s intentions are for AECL and MAPLE 1 and MAPLE 2. If only Lisa Raitt had left some of her… Continue Reading Leaking Raitt

Sid Ryan, CUPE and resolutions

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Tonight I was at my local CUPE meeting. As a contract instructor (among other things) at Brock University I’m a member of CUPE 4207. This has generally had little influence on my daily thoughts, but last week when CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan made his statement condemning the invasion of Gaza… and then some, my… Continue Reading Sid Ryan, CUPE and resolutions

Letter of Congratualtions

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Congratualtions on the victory! It took almost a full year to mount your challenge for the the number one spot, but you finally achieved it this week. Many asked if you were too young for this role, many asked if the world was not ready to give the number one spot to a black man,… Continue Reading Letter of Congratualtions