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It may be the Pacific Ocean in California that bothers MAGA Republicans most

Feb 20th, 2024 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2024. According to a Leger survey of US adults for the Los Angeles Times released last week, “48% of Republicans polled believe California is ‘not really American.’” As broadly summarized by Leger Executive Vice President Christian Bourque, “if you are a more conservative American, you basically do not […]



Northern California in February 2024

Feb 5th, 2024 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2024. Tomorrow most of us among the editorial staff here will be off on our regular visit with technical support staff, now in Albany, California — “on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northwestern Alameda County … population … 20,271 at the 2020 census.” Albany, California […]



Top 10 counterweights news articles in poignant year of 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, USA, and around the global village

Dec 18th, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2023. Without a shred of doubt the single biggest event of the new year just ahead for those of us living north of the Great Lakes (and the 49th Parallel and various points east and so on) will be the US federal elections on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. […]



Do 2019 and 2020 tell us anything about 2023 and 2024 .. especially in northern North America??

Nov 20th, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023. We are inspired on this blue-Monday adventure by the creative use of recycled website articles as adroitly practised by the London Review of Books. Eg, “Fortress Conservation … Writing about conservation and land ownership in the LRB archive.” On some accounts our thoughts were pushed in this […]



Buffy Sainte-Marie and “the complex and growing debate around Indigenous identity in Canada”

Nov 1st, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2023. Well, to start with, Happy Day After Halloween 2023. Which may or may not be a good time to at least start trying to contemplate the latest news about “singer-songwriter, musician and social activist” Buffy Sainte-Marie. (Whose first big hit single was “Until It’s Time For You […]



Will Louis Riel’s Manitoba elect first Indigenous premier on October 3? YES!!

Sep 26th, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

CW EDITORS. UPDATE 1 AM ET, WED OCT 4, 2023. Some notes from several sources over the past few hours, with the TV still on full in the office boardroom : 10:30 PM ET. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2023. Wab Kinew’s NDP is ahead, but not by much! The current seat split is 30 NDP, 26 […]



Happy Canada Day 2023 to Canadians not proud to be Canadian right now (and of course to those who are too!)

Jul 1st, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023. The dread Canadian wildfires of late spring/early summer 2023 affect Canadian as well as US cities, suburbs, exurbs, rural small towns, rural townships, district townships (in Northern Ontario) and (especially in Canada) the still quite vast North American wilderness beyond. And in some parts of the second […]



Democracy in Toronto 2023 : looking at the “mayoral byelection” coming soon to Canada’s largest metropolis

Jun 17th, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2023. This past Thursday night we watched a cp24 debate among what cp24 regards as the “seven top candidates vying to lead Toronto” in the unusual mayoral byelection this coming Monday, June 26 — only nine days hence. The seven leaders are, in alphabetical order by surname : […]



Is Alberta stuck with a “quasi-party system” that only (united) conservatives can finally master?

May 31st, 2023 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 30, 31, 2023. If the question was will the May 29 election in the fourth-largest, oil-and-gas-rich Canadian province of Alberta be more like the May 14 election in Thailand (vaguely progressive, maybe), or the May 14 and 28 elections in Turkey (quite conservative), the clear answer is the still intriguing […]



Offshore Coronation : last leg of long journey to Canadian republic begins

May 6th, 2023 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. MAY 6, 2023. Almost by accident we have stumbled across a (for us) especially sensible way of commemorating the events of today back in the old imperial metropolis across the seas. Recently our colleague Randall White completed the last or concluding draft chapter of his political-history work in progress, Children of […]