Keeping politics on the streets: a post-election reflection

November 2011 I have to say, after all of those personal attacks, the slights against immigrants and the clever NDP ad involving a pair of bright orange pumps, the outcome of this years provincial election was decidedly anticlimactic. I’ll admit, a small part of me did fear a conservative trifecta, the hat trick of doom.… Read More Keeping politics on the streets: a post-election reflection

Riding out the Orange Wave: Why you should vote NDP in the provincial election

October 2011 It’s that time again. It seems like just weeks ago I was trying to decide whether or not to vote strategically the federal election or toss my vote away on the NDP, the party I actually support. Most people that I spoke to agreed; the thing to do was talk NDP but vote… Read More Riding out the Orange Wave: Why you should vote NDP in the provincial election

Apocalypse now? There is plenty of evidence the world is coming to an end

June 2011 If you don’t think the world is ending, just flip through the average mainstream newspaper. During the May long weekend, the front page of the Toronto edition of Metro shouted warnings of an impending apocalypse—apparently scheduled for May 21. The coverage focused on the California-based broadcaster Family Radio—the group predicting the end of… Read More Apocalypse now? There is plenty of evidence the world is coming to an end