National anthems can be really very funny.
Here’s a look at what happened when some sports fans in Toronto behaved badly on live TV.
Not Clickhole: Saskatchewan town “rethinks its ‘Land of Rape and Honey’ slogan”.
As many of you are certainly aware of by now, there have been multiple shootings in Ottawa, my hometown. The shootings occurred at the War Memorial and at Parliament Hill. The downtown core is in locked down. Buildings are being evacuated and people are being ushered further and further away. For those who might be…
Jonathan McLeod looks at two recent court cases, noting the existence of rape culture and male privilege without ever using the terms.
Happy Canada Day, Y’all!
God Bless America.
We tortured and imprisoned you as a child soldier. It’s time to pay up.
Mackin’, butts and women are D-U-M dum: This is your Ontario Liberal Party.
Once again, Jonathan condescendingly explains why restrictions on labour movement (not to mention restrictions on immigration and asylum) are reflective of a xenophobic world view. Nothing controversial at all, no siree.
We’ve all heard the term “rape culture” thrown around, and it’s a term that can lose its meaning or significance with repeated use, but as we experience sexual crimes like those committed in Steubenville or against Rehtaeh Parsons–and the delayed and insufficient responses to the crimes–it is inescapable that rape culture persists and, perhaps, thrives.
Jim Flaherty stepped down as Canada’s Finance Minister on March 18. Yesterday, he suddenly passed away in his Ottawa home. He was a politician who touched many. He will be dearly missed.
Everything you need to know about life and love comes down to hockey.
An appropriate song for the day and a throwback to 90s Canadian indie rock.
With the Oscars occurring tonight, here’s what happened last fall in response to a different awards gala.
Justin Trudeau–Liberal leader, charmer, philosopher prince–isn’t having such a good go of it. The Grits just wrapped up their policy convention, which (since it was in the middle of the Olympics*) I didn’t really pay attention to**. It sounded like there might have been a good idea or two floated, but it seemed destined to…
Deepak Chopra says changes are coming… well, they’re coming for you, but maybe not him.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on Canada’s prostitution laws, finding that they put sex workers in peril.
Canada’s gun laws hurt the innocent while protecting no one.
Poor little Madi. Let’s use her to spew our hateful rhetoric.
Currying favour from the cliterati, feminist stooge Drew Gough is taking aim at masculinity, suggesting we succumb to our double-x overlords:
Just enough cowbell.
A minor football team in Ottawa has done the right thing (finally), dropping the racist moniker. But will Washington’s NFL team ever show the same basic decency?
Maclean’s Adam Goldenberg compares sportscasters to cockroaches… which is actually rather complementary.
At Maclean’s, Paul Wells looks at President Obama’s talk about the Keystone pipeline, as well as Prime Minster Harper’s actions, to try to determine just what the hell the PM is up to. Over at Politico Pro — where you get the really clever analyses — they found two top expert experts who said that when the President of the…
The Queen is under attack in Canada, but very few Canadians really care.
Conservatives have drawn lines in the silliest of wars: the war on bikes.
Remember when National Post‘s Chris Selley made a joke in defense of Edmonton that their mayor just couldn’t understand? Well, now it’s Maclean’s Colby Cosh… except he’s actually making fun of Edmonton, and her mayor: A fine-dining competition between Edmonton and Calgary, if it extended beyond a few top eateries, would amount to McLovin vs. Muhammad Ali. Edmonton’s…
Writing in The Toronto Star, Thomas Walkom argues that Canada should provide sanctuary for Edward Snowden: “By all rights, Snowden should be a Conservative poster boy. He has upheld the rights of the individual against intrusive big-brother government. He has exposed incidents of industrial espionage carried out by a foreign regime.” This is maybe a bit…
The National Post’s Chris Selley got into a bit of a thing with Edmontonians, including their blustery, I-don’t-understand-sarcasm mayor, Stephen Mandel. Here’s what Mr. Selley wrote: Get dry soon, Alberta The Calgary Herald’s editorialists could not be more proud of how those affected by terrible flooding over the weekend in Calgary and other communities conducted themselves. “It…
Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton has marked a new first in the history of the Canadian military. They are flying the Pride Flag. From CTVNews.ca: n a show of support by the Canadian Armed Forces, CFB Edmonton became the first forces base in North America to fly the pride flag Friday. The man behind the…