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Are You “Fed Up” Yet?

I’m Fed Up to Here… (Draws hand across neck). When I was a child my mother used to ask me if I was CFRB. They were (and still are) the call letters of a radio station in Toronto. When I … Continue reading

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Does Anybody Hear?

If a Tree Falls When this song came out, my second wife was the local president of Friends of the Earth (FoE) in Torquay, so it had a more ecological edge for our family. Of course, that’s exactly what Bruce … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale Depends on the Angler

The Media Slant Determines the Angle This started out as a dream about how media bias determines the stories we see every day. Then it developed into a specific instance where this might be evident: a fish story. And I … Continue reading

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Is This the World’s Most Hated Band?

Nickelback (I chose their “Here and Now” album cover for my blog illustration because it features the steam clock in the Gastown district of downtown Vancouver.) In the news recently is an item about a debate being conducted in the … Continue reading

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Cooperation, Conspiracy or Collusion?

or just curiosity? The CBC produced a timeline for the Mueller investigation and broadcast it during last night’s The National.   You decide.

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Compromised: Canada’s Tainted Blood

Unspeakable (CBC) It might seem a strange title, but the horror of having your son, already suffering from haemophilia, suddenly contract AIDS and begin to die is exactly that: unspeakable. The TV drama sets out to explain how it all … Continue reading

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Big Corporations vs Big Labour Unions

Closure of the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant Another hundred-year-old story is coming to a close. And Unifor is not happy about it. Well, that’s what happens when you give your whole live to the company store. General Motors has been … Continue reading

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