Monthly Archives: April 2011

Harper Conservatives, Global Warming, and Muzzled Scientists

Last October, Canada’s government scientists launched the Public Science website to tell people about important scientific issues — like global warming and the cancellation of the long-form census — because the current Conservative government under Stephen Harper has muzzled informed debate. By refusing to consider scientific evidence in making policy, Canada is out-of-step with most […]

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Author Alissa Grosso Answers 25 Questions

I dare anyone NOT to like author Alissa Grosso. In fact, I double dare you. It is just not possible. Admittedly, we don’t know each other in the real world, so I’m wondering if my online friends see her in the same way that I do — as someone who is exceedingly kind, open and […]

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Stephen Harper’s Greatest Hits

Canadian polls consistently show that Canadians believe that Stephen Harper is a strong leader. Based on what? The fact that he’s always on message, and he managed to reduce the GST by two cents, when most economists were suggesting it was a very bad idea? Our policy in Afghanistan? His promise to spend $10+ billion on new jails? […]

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Okay, people, move along. You sir, nothing to see here. That’s right, keep moving. So, today was injection day, the first real day of my experimental drug trial. I was put through the usual battery of tests, a dozen vials of blood were drawn, and then they shot me full of a thick, viscous liquid […]

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25 Questions with Author Catherine McKenzie

Author Catherine McKenzie Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill University (B.A. ‘95 in History (Hons)) and McGill Law School (BCL & LLB ‘99), Catherine practices law in Montreal. Her first novel, Spin, was published by HarperCollins Canada in January, 2010. It debuted at #15 on the Globe & […]

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