Monthly Archives: May 2012

Another new low

In another new low for the House of Commons: this time at the committee that is studying the new “Budget Bill”, it conducted hearings on the bill (that’s the good part). The really offensive part of the proceedings was when…

the view from seat #8

What the Councillor in chair 8 would say on Monday evening. “Mr Mayor (it is a Regular Council meeting and one has to be formal) this issue, that of the recommendation to disallow a student entrepreneur’s request to sell his…

Taken from a good blog

kevinswoodshed is one of the Progressive Bloggers and says the right things at the right time. Here is a reprint of one of his posts about the good jobs debate. We could have put the link up but the post…

Technology vs. Brain Power

Trying hard today to stay away from political stories in the paper, after all it’s a holiday weekend and who needs the stress? Instead, I chose an article in the Toronto Star reporting on our kids and their failing numeracy…

Why we keep this topic open

This letter, printed in the Globe & Mail this morning says it all. It is a plain speaking narrative of a 29 year old who has done everything right and is still un/underemployed. Everybody must read this, but then some…

And Jim Flaherty says –

“There is no such thing as a bad job!” That bloody phrase should be tattoed on his forehead and then shoved where the sun don’t shine! Read this, and it only one of many accounts that proliferate the Internet. Written…