“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

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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

Sister Nuala Kenny and the Right to Assistance in Dying

Guest post by Eric MacDonald It was announced on 14th August 2015 that an inter-Provincial-Territorial advisory group on physician assisted dying was being formed. This seems almost to be a “tu quoque” to the Harper government’s risible appointment of an expert panel on assisted dying that included three members, two … 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

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