“Bye Bye Mr Harper Goodbye”

Helen Austin‘s “Harper Song (Canadian Lies) – Parody” will certainly sound familiar to Canada’s baby boomers. It’s a parody of “American Pie,” a 1971 song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Austin wrote and performed the Harper song because We need a change in the Canadian Govt … Continue reading

Blue Rodeo: “Stealin’ All My Dreams”

Blue Rodeo has released a new (hit?) single: “Stealin’ All My Dreams: A Modern Day Protest Song.” Why? Greg Keelor says, “I didn’t want to talk about it, so I wrote a song about it.” What is “it”? Jim Cuddy explains, “Blue Rodeo does not always speak with one voice. … Continue reading

Which is worse, being Christian or being Conservative?

Just this week, the Angus Reid Institute released an interesting survey about Canadian attitudes toward the European refugee/migrant crisis. Most of the results really weren’t all that surprising. Canadians support intervention to help the refugees by a slim margin (54%), though that support comes mostly from voters leaning Liberal and … Continue reading

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It’s almost the end of the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” but the 2015 Canadian election pollsters are just gearing up to predict how Canadians will vote on October 19, 2015. For many of us, it’s too much and too early with no relief in sight. However, the video … Continue reading

“The Closing of the Canadian Mind”

Stephen Marche‘s article for The New York Times is entitled “The Closing of the Canadian Mind.” Although many Canadians are aware of Steven Harper’s adverse effect on Canada and Canadians, Marche’s list and discussion of the ways Harper has closed the Canadian mind allow readers to focus on the ones … Continue reading

Rick Mercer Calls Attention to Harper Government’s Anti-Science Stance

Earlier this week, Rick Mercer ranted about treatment of science by the current Canadian government. His words echo the statistics I’ve written about previously, that talk about how Canadians are overwhelmingly pro-science (an attitude that does not match our current government’s anti-science stance). Mercer points out that the government didn’t just eliminate the position of Office … Continue reading

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