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Blog Profile / Queer-Liberal


URL :http://queer-liberal.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Politics / Canadian Politics
Posts on Regator:567
This blog is retired.
Archived Since:March 18, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Republican minority voting suppression tactics will hopefully end after 2012...

Further to recent revelations about forcing voters to show government issued photo ID in certain Republican-controlled U.S. states this election, let's look at another Republican tactic in this campaign: cancelling or cutting down on early voting, taking away opportunities to vote ahead of election day. Show More Summary

Ontario Liberal leadership race continues to take shape...

I was on this mailing list from George Smitherman (see email below), glad to say. I think George has made the right decision to stay out of the Ontario Liberal leadership race. He's damaged goods, associated with the major scandals of the McGuinty government (E-health, Ornge, etc.) His baggage cost him the 2010 mayoralty race and elected Rob Ford. Show More Summary

Screenplay for 'THE GOLDEN PIN' by Matt Guerin & Cuong Ngo

This was the shooting script for the 2009 short film, 'The Golden Pin', which I co-wrote with director Cuong Ngo. I also worked as Associate Producer on this production. The script was 11 pages long and the final cut of the film including credits is 16 minutes. Show More Summary

BLOG RE-DESIGN: New professional blog for Yours Truly...

I've decided to end my political blogging and re-focus my online efforts to promoting my career as a screenwriter, producer and filmmaker. I'll keep my existing content on this site for the foreseeable future. I will also soon launch my own website to showcase my screenwriting work and film making experience, which I will link to this newly-renamed blog. Stay tuned!

Electoral riding commission threatens to split Toronto's LGBT Village in Two....

The Commission looking into redistributing 338 ridings for the federal House of Commons for the next election (up from the current 308) has released its proposals.They include adding 15 seats to Ontario's current count of 106. Most of the new ridings will be in the 905 around Toronto to take into account the growing populations in those areas. Show More Summary

NDP launches new TV ad: Stephen Harper's solution

So It's so very cool to see Canada's official opposition, the federal NDP, lash back quickly against the Conservatives and give them a taste of their own medicine. For too long, our bully of a Prime Minister has ruthlessly maligned his...Show More Summary

Silver fox Anderson Cooper finally makes it official: "I'm gay"

Belated Happy Pride Day and Happy Canada Day wishes for all!This news from CNN star Anderson Cooper was a nice post-Pride gift this morning. The silver fox have finally made it official and come out of the closet. I've never resented celebrities too much for being shy about such a personal thing. Show More Summary

Pride short-film showcase - 'It makes for a nice escape if people get a little Prided out' says Guerin

Very nice write-up on Xtra.ca about something I've been working on the last few months: Pride short-film showcase ON SCREEN / 'It makes for a nice escape if people get a little Prided out' - Chris Dupuis / Toronto / Monday, June 25,Show More Summary

Fourth Horseman decides to postpone the Liberal Apocalypse...

Yes, Bob Rae made the right decision yesterday when he announced he won't be a candidate for the permanent leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. It was right for him and right for the party.In my humble opinion, had Rae taken the...Show More Summary

Hate speech made easier in Canada, thanks to the Harper Conservatives

Third reading passage of a Conservative private member's bill, Bill C304, this past week got little media attention, except from Postmedia and a great opinion piece by Warren Kinsella.The bill, by Alberta Tory MP Brian Storseth, repeals sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act banning hate speech over the telephone or internet. Show More Summary

The dumb, stupid bigotted words of Rev. John Yake and other Catholic leaders

I have been following the ongoing debate in Ontario over the McGuinty government's attempts to address rampant bullying in Ontario's public schools. I support the recent amendment to Bill 13 which gives high school students the right to use the name, 'Gay-Straight Alliance,' in school club titles should they choose to form such a group. Show More Summary

Yay Obama!

Today was a historic day. It's the day President Barack Obama endorsed equal marriage in an emotional interview with ABC. I think it's quite meaningful considering there is no consensus in the U.S. on this yet, the population is still divided on this issue. Show More Summary

Rob Ford: the big, fat homophobe strikes again!

The Wildrose Party in Alberta has nothing on Toronto (in the bigotry department) as long as Rob Ford, aka Mayor Fraud stays in office. If there were any fiscal conservatives or red Tories who still believed Ford's refusal to participate...Show More Summary

Alberta set to elect Wildrose government filled with religious bigots...

Consider this metaphor: Wildrose leader Danielle Smith seems to resemble a lovely flower in her party surrounded by dying weeds. She's promising that the weeds won't overtake her if she leads her party to victory in the April 23rd Alberta election and that she'll never legislate on contentious social issues like equal marriage or abortion. Show More Summary

Harper Conservative majority aiding Quebec separatists, MP says

All those dolts who wanted a Conservative majority in Ottawa because they were tired of exercising their democratic rights every two years and they wanted some kind of "stability", well guess what? A Conservative majority with almost no support in Quebec is a recipe for undermining national unity and has put wind in the sails of the Parti Quebecois. Show More Summary

Mulcair does better the morning after....

Okay, while Thomas Mulcair disappointed me with his uninspiring victory speech last night at the NDP convention in Toronto, his subsequent interviews with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge and with Craig Oliver this morning on CTV's Question Period restored confidence. Show More Summary

Mulcair, you can do better than that!!!

I joined the NDP to take part in a historic moment. I voted for Nathan Cullen as my first choice in today's leadership race. Nathan's unique, post-partisan appeal seemed a bit too ahead of his time, but at least he finished a very respectable third place and made his mark on the race.Thomas Mulcair was my second choice. Show More Summary

Federal Tories take just 5% in Toronto-Danforth byelection that elects newest openly gay MP!

The Conservatives are a fringe party in downtown Toronto. Even at their lowest popularity, the federal Liberals always did much, much better in opposition riding by-elections than tonight's pathetic 5% Tory result in Toronto-Danforth.Yep. Show More Summary

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