Archive for June 2020

Happy Canada Day 2020 : Is a fake-news monarchy really the “future we want to build together” after COVID-19 ??

Jun 30th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

CANADA DAY, JULY 1, 2020. GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. As quite recently noted by the counterweights editors, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged that the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a “chance to reshape Canada’s future.” In the prime minister’s own words, the coronavirus “has been an unprecedented challenge.” But it “has also been an important opportunity […]



Admiring The Tyee’s quest to “Consider Changing the Name of British Columbia” in the wilds of central Canada

Jun 24th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

According to CTV News this past Monday : “Pandemic has provided chance to reshape Canada’s future, PM says.” At somewhat greater length Justin Trudeau urged : “If this pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for our country, it has also been an important opportunity to figure out what really matters in our communities, to have […]



Now that summer’s here 2020 — Canada and China, Wente and Trotz, sort-of better-behaved Canadian politicians, Dylan’s new “Rough and Rowdy Ways”

Jun 20th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

GETTING SUBTLY MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH CHINA IN TRUE NORTH Along with the disturbing case of “the two Michaels,” headlines like “New nationwide polling conducted for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute reveals that 4-in-5 Canadians believe Ottawa must speak up about China’s human rights abuses” are telling us that it is time for even the Canada that is […]



If only police forces knew more about the black and red genius of Charles (Yardbird) Parker Jr 2020 might seem better

Jun 16th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

The summer is in sight. We have just a few quick things to say, before settling down to a more rigorous holiday schedule of (more) regular (but more brief) reporting in these fascinating and intermittently near-overwhelming times. (That at least is the plan.) To start with, while diverse protests for equality and freedom in a […]



George Floyd : at least some beginning of the end of the dream deferred may now be in sight (VOTE on November 3)??

Jun 4th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 31, 2020. 2:00 AM ET. I don’t yet know quite what to make of the protests against the Minneapolis police role in the tragic death of George Floyd (and much else) that have dominated cities across the USA for the past few days. (The parallel actions where I live in Canada have […]