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Newsflash: Jack Layton is not Bob Rae

April 30, 2011


From the Globe and Mail: “In his most pointed attack yet on surging NDP Leader Jack Layton, Harper told 700 supporters at an invitation-only rally at the Club Roma banquet hall that the spectre of New Democrats in power should be especially worrisome in Ontario. “’Get the big decisions wrong and it will take a […]

The Conundrum of the Wandering Free Trade Announcement, or How to Heckle Harper

March 31, 2011


I will always remember today as the day that I almost heckled Stephen Harper. Last night, I heard from a local environmental activist that Stephen Harper would be speaking here in Halifax. I was beside myself with excitement. I’ve spent five years hating Harper, but I never got to express that opinion to him in […]

Car Supremacist Watch: The Fucking Atlantic Ocean

February 28, 2011


Given that North American car driving habits, among other things, threaten to dump an entire Greenland worth of freshwater into it, you would think that the broad Atlantic would be a bit more supportive of my efforts to use alternative transportation. Alas, ol’ Poseidon has instead decided to send a blizzard to bury Halifax on […]

Car Supremacist Watch: Day of Action Edition

February 10, 2011


I decided to keep this anecdote separate from my larger post about the CFS day of action, because it has little to do with student politics or provincial education policy, and more to do with self-entitled jerks and the culture that encourages them. One concern which probably influenced the police decision to attempt to block […]

The Student Day of Action: A Critical Perspective

February 6, 2011


I began last Wednesday with a moral dilemma. You see, I wholeheartedly agree with the Canadian Federation of Students that tuition fees should decrease. Raising tuition fees is not just a massive transfer of wealth from the young to the old, but also an excellent way to undermine competitiveness in a global economy that is […]