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|Archived Since:||March 18, 2008|
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
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
The proudest moment for me during last night's great Oscars telecast: Canadian Christopher Plummer winning Best Supporting Actor for his terrific performance in 'Beginners.'Richly deserved, the 82-year-old Toronto native who now makes his home in Connecticut becomes the oldest person to win an acting Oscar ever. Show More Summary
Alberta, why must you always disappoint us?...
I heartily agree with Xtra's Andrea Houston about Don Drummond's glaring omission in his report last week, which could be nicknamed 'How to cut inefficiencies and duplications in the Ontario government except those inefficiencies and...Show More Summary
Dalton McGuinty's Liberal government has a minority of seats. Re-visiting the Catholic school system isn't something that will likely be contemplated right now with the government's fate hanging in the balance. But nevertheless thisShow More Summary
This article today by Chris Selley is the latest to clearly signal the increasingly irreconcilable conflict between the public sphere in Ontario and one of its two publicly funded education systems, namely the Catholic school system....Show More Summary
Very disturbing, but not surprising. Stephen Harper and his over-bloated PMO control every aspect of federal government policy. So Harper expects us to believe he doesn't know anything about this case or the revised government position...Show More Summary
"Really! It's in that book you hold up when you scream at gay people."I came across this great commentary by Bill Maher and had to share it here for obvious reasons. Enjoy!
What's good for the goose isn't good enough for the gander! Yet again, Rob Ford proves himself to be a liar and a hypocrite of monumental proportions. Are you a taxpayer in Toronto? Do you know with whom Rob Ford is meeting right now?...Show More Summary
Behold, the latest atrocity by writer Christie Blatchford. After studying for weeks the impacts of macho men who allegedly massacred their daughters to protect their honour, she's now lamenting the low number of macho male rapists and child murderers in Toronto. Show More Summary
Voters in Toronto's suburbs complained the former Miller administration ignored them and only spent money downtown, so they elected Rob Ford, who killed Miller's Transit City plan which would've built rapid transit lines throughout the suburbs. Show More Summary
Yes, the provincial government has introduced tough new anti-bullying legislation. The legislation includes provisions which will ensure that LGBT students and their straight friends who wish to form Gay-Straight Alliance-type groups in all publicly-funded schools will be able to do so. Show More Summary
Disgusting. Nothing surprises me about these neo-con dopes in the Conservative Party of Canada anymore. Maybe this was Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer's imitation of Marc Lepine?
This scene and this episode of 'Designing Women' meant so much to me when it first aired in the late 1980s. I was a closeted teenager living in homophobic and AIDS-phobic times, quite used to sad depictions on television and elsewhere of effeminate, weak gay men dying like helpless victims from AIDS. Show More Summary
I am so glad to see 'Movember' come to an end. Yes, raising awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer is a great cause and I'm glad they raised so much of it in Canada and elsewhere this month. The problem with 'Movember', at least for me, is it encourages men to grow disgusting and outdated facial hair. Show More Summary
This is a great 'It Gets Better' video by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, proving yet again he's the right person for the job as leader of this great, dynamic and diverse province. It's nice to have a premier who stands up for all students and is willing to take action in government to make our schools safer places. Show More Summary
Despite his previous attacks on Nelson Mandela and longtime moronic behaviour, Tory MP Rob Anders has been continually protected by the central Tory brass around Stephen Harper from ever being challenged for his free ticket to Parliament...Show More Summary
I'm very glad to read that the Toronto District School Board is trying to hold PC Leader Tim Hudak accountable for his party's disgusting, misleading and ‘homophobic’ flyer published during the recent Ontario election campaign. I blogged...Show More Summary
I love it when this happens. Not only does the LGBT community get to shatter some stereotypes about athletes, we also get a new and VERY HOT hero! David Testo, a 30-year-old midfielder who played for the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC, revealed in a Radio-Canada broadcast Thursday morning that he is gay. Show More Summary