The Problem With Carding

Posted: 30/11/2016 9:36:02 AM

It’s happening all over the country and it has for years. Saskatoon, Edmonton, Toronto Halifax, the list goes on and on. It’s called ‘carding’. Well the kids call it ‘carding’, the police call it ‘street checks’. This is the practice of some police forces of randomly stopping citizens on the street and questioning them. You know, who are you? Where are you going? Who do you know? What’s your height? What’s your weight? Do you have tattoos? It’s all documented including perceived skin colour. Which is why we know that young black men are carded disproportionately more than anyone else.


Race to the Bottom

Posted: 23/11/2016 10:00:07 AM

So people are finally starting to pay attention to the Conservative leadership race. Normally that would make me so happy. I just wish they were paying attention because there are 13 candidates, from all walks of life, from all regions of Canada, with very exciting ideas. Not so much.


America's Got Trump

Posted: 16/11/2016 9:31:00 AM

Eight years ago, on November the fourth, I was lucky enough to find myself in New York City. It was the night that Barack Obama was first elected the President of the United States of America. History in the making. The feeling of optimism and “yes we can” was on bust. And I remember thinking, in my entire life, I will never again witness an election as transformative as this one. And I remember thinking tonight America deserves the title ‘greatest nation on Earth.'


Partly Cloudy Sunny Ways

Posted: 02/11/2016 9:32:15 AM

So one year and a bit ago Justin Trudeau won his majority government. Sunny ways, my friends, sunny ways. And on this 'Trudeauversary' two stories caught my eye...