Monthly Archives: January 2015

Responding to the politics of fear

There are a pair of important ballots coming up this year for Metro Vancouver residents, one a mail-in vote on the plan to raise the sales tax by half a percentage point to fund long term regional public transit plans

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Transportation

Beyond Charlie Hebdo – It’s not always personal

While I said in my Je suis Charlie Chaplin post a few days ago that I had nothing new to directly contribute about the terrible shootings in Paris last week, I do have something to say about the debate over

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics

A Canadian rant and accolade to Charlie Hebdo

Currently fine-tuning a new post, but thought it would be worthwhile to share a couple of pieces of commentary on the Charlie Hebdo attack from a Canadian perspective.  I haven’t had that many viewers of this blog so far since I launched

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Posted in Canada, Terrorism

When the silent speak – Je suis Charlie Chaplin

There is not much more that I can say directly to the horrifying January 7th incident at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo publication that took 12 lives that likely hasn’t already been said or written elsewhere.  It has

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Posted in Humor, Politics, Terrorism

Social conservative waning fortunes setting the tone for upcoming Canadian election?

The holidays are almost over, our guest has gone home, and I’ve just been notified I’m no longer needed for jury duty later this month.  Not totally out of the woods yet, but can finally turn some attention to the

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Public Policy