Editorial–For Stephen Harper, Wounded Veterans Are Just A Pain in the Balance Sheet

The News ran a story recently (“Veterans Affairs wants lawsuit dismissed“) that, once again, demonstrates the high regard that the Harper Conservatives really have for Canada’s veterans: To quote Mr. Harper’s lawyers, they think they’re ” frivolous and vexatious”. I … Continue reading

The Daily Sniff for Thursday, July 25, 2013–Racism Then, Racism Now

From 1942 to 1952 the Canadian federal government conducted studies on malnutrition in aboriginal people. Sounds benign until you look at the details. This wasn’t a case of documenting the effects of malnutrition that happened to exist on reservations; it … Continue reading

The Sniff Test for Monday, April 22, 2013–Beware Harper Conservatives’ “Information” and “Anti-Terrorism”–it’s unlikely to be informative and it won’t stop terror

The Harper Conservatives, along with the Alberta Conservatives, have noticed that the rest of the world isn’t buying their sales job on the green-ness of the tar sands–which term you’re NOT supposed to use; instead, you’re supposed to call them … Continue reading

The War and the The War on Opinion

Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq. Ten years of the “fer us or agin us” rhetoric of the chicken hawks. Ten years of building up to the nastiness of the Tea Party, the Harper Conservatives and the wholesale … Continue reading