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Category: politics

  • Hopeful

    Hey remember that time I was despondent over Trump being elected and I sat “staring at an empty screen for a disconcertingly long time, trying to figure out what to write”. So I’ve been experiencing that again. There’s so many horrible things going on in the world right now that I don’t even know where […]

  • Also

    Another insightful thing to read on this whole situation – this one written by my friend Patrick: Curses 1. I’ll probably go back to my flippant writing about inanities again tomorrow soon2, but don’t think that I’m not still deeply saddened and horrified (I mean, have you seen the shit that is going on in the US right […]

  • Congratulations Councillor Johnstone

    And speaking of things that are long overdue for posting, I have been remiss in writing a congratulatory posting to my friend, Patrick Johnstone, on his recent election to New Westminster City Council. As you may recall from this posting, I was helping out on Pat’s election campaign because I thought he’d make an excellent city councillor […]

  • Campaign Curling

    On Sunday, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for years1 – I learned how to curl! It was all part of a FUNdraiser for my friend, Patrick Johnstone, who is running for New West City Council in next month’s municipal election. Ice at the Royal City Curling Club, waiting for us to start […]

  • One Day Left!

    No, it’s not one day left of school for me (though I can see how you might have thought that). It’s only one day left to support The Tyee in time to get some awesome political paper dolls1 and maybe win a trip to Tofino. Or help me win a trip to Tofino. The important […]

  • Help @TheTyee Go National!

    First of all, watch this video: Canada needs more independent voices from The Tyee on Vimeo. So, I’m sure you can see why this campaign appeals to me. Facts – I’m a big fan of those. In depth, well-researched investigations into news stories instead of sound bites of 140 characters or less – that sounds […]

  • Did You Vote Today?

    So it’s municipal election day in British Columbia, the day we get to vote for mayors, city councillors, and school board trustees. And given that I know jack squat about Surrey politics, I decided I should read the candidate statements before I headed off to the polls.  First of all, there about about eleventy billion […]

  • Today, It Rains

    I woke up to the news that Jack Layton passed away this morning at the age of 61. This is heart breaking. My heart goes out, first and foremost, to his wife, Olivia Chow, and their children. And it also goes out to our country because we’ve lost a great man today. A man who […]

  • Election Day!

    As you would entirely not be able to tell from my blogging of late, today is a federal election in Canada. But despite my lack of blogging about the subject, I (like a surprising number of Canadians this time) have actually been quite engaged in this election: reading the actual platforms of the parties (as […]