Censor Censure

Posted: 29/11/2017 9:17:05 AM

Laurier University was in the news last week and, sadly, not because the Laurier Golden Hawks have won three provincial curling championships in a row. Nope. They dragged a teaching assistant over the coals for the egregious crime of showing an interview in her classroom that had originally aired on public television. Now the idea being, the students would watch the interview and then discuss the content. I know it’s a slippery slope. You allow that kind of thing to go on at university, next thing you know they will be drowning kittens.


Economic Decency

Posted: 22/11/2017 9:29:44 AM

In about half of the provinces of this country, there is a scenario unfolding. Some would call it a nefarious plot that could lead to economic devastation and a complete breakdown in social order. I'm talking about an increase in the minimum wage. To hear the experts talk about it you'd swear it was going to lead to the end of civilization as we know it.


Just Don't, Jason

Posted: 15/11/2017 9:41:47 AM

When I was a teenager I didn’t know a single gay person. As far as I was concerned I was the only gay dude within a hundred miles in every direction. Now for a young person that’s a very difficult situation in which to find yourself. When I was in high school there was certainly no such thing as a gay-straight alliance (GSA). Thank God we had the drama club‚ which basically turned out to be the same thing.


Cheques and Balances

Posted: 08/11/2017 9:52:39 AM

So this past October 31st marked not just Halloween but exactly one year to the day since the Liberals promised to finally fix the Phoenix payroll system. Now for those of you not up to speed, Phoenix is a payroll system designed to pay every single Canadian civil servant. The Conservatives, they spent $307-million inventing this thing. Now unfortunately it didn’t work—it was total junk. So the Liberals came along, they spent $400-million fixing it.  Right now, and this is a technical evaluation, as far as payroll systems go it’s about as effective as a grade ten dropout with nine fingers and a serious buzz on.