Category Archives: Canada

MoneySense magazine ranks Hawkesbury 150th out of 190 cities, people ask ‘what the fuck is MoneySense magazine?’

. For a few years MoneySense, a Toronto-based magazine, has been ranking cities in Canada from best to worst. For the third year in a row they’ve decided Hawkesbury is one of the worst places to live in Canada, and … Continue reading

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How the death of Steve Jobs could save Canadians

This originally appeared as a column in the November 3 print and online editions of the North Bay / Nippissing News, the weekly newspaper I’ve been writing for recently. I’ve been recovering from some fairly serious illnesses over the past … Continue reading

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The 2011 Liberal Party election results might count as ethnic cleansing

So… that was interesting. I am blown away at the collective humph to the nuts Canada has given to the Liberal Party of Canada. Seriously, it’s about time. The past fourteen years have been like being trapped in a room … Continue reading

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Vote Nobody and play the Wendy Mesley drinking game instead

I found this brilliant piece of awesomely cynical graffiti eleven years ago beside a Chinese restaurant in Guelph, Ontario. Just like every election cycle as far back as I can remember there has been talk recently, mostly on CBCNN, about … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Hollywood

A long time ago in a state far, far away… and at least sixty years before Scientology took over, Hollywood was invented by Canadians. Mary Pickford, who starred in 248 movies between 1909 and 1950 as well as co-founding United … Continue reading

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White v. Red: Remembering what Remembrance Day is about

There’s a move on now to turn Remembrance Day in Ontario into a holiday. I don’t think it’s a good idea, for the same reason I think people in Ottawa are misguided to think it’s cool to sell white poppies … Continue reading

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