Archive for April 2012

Remembering Lount and Matthews .. who died on April 12, 1838 for our Canadian freedoms today

Apr 9th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

For those who reside in the vicinity of what is still (for the moment) Canada’s largest metropolis, we’re pleased to note that a morning vigil will be held in downtown Toronto this coming Thursday, April 12, 2012, in commemoration of the public hangings of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews 174 years ago, on the morning […]



Justin Trudeau doesn’t have to become the Liberal leader to help revive the cause of progress in Canada ..

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

I seldom agree with what Margaret Wente writes in her Globe and Mail column. She is speaking from and for a different universe than the one I inhabit. But there are exceptions to every rule. And I think Ms. Wente is at least half right today, in “Justin Trudeau for leader! Okay, maybe not.” She […]



Monday, Monday .. J Trudeau boxeur, K Olbermann, US health care, and two and a half cheers for Mark Carney ..

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

We at least think we understand what federal NDP MP Charlie Angus means when he says: “The Twitterati, I mean, I don’t even know who these people are. I don’t think it’s a positive move in the political realm that we’re dealing with because of the dumbed-down nature of the conversation.”  But … (1) We […]