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Earlier this year, Canada's government helpfully labelled the part of the budget for women. And this week, the Washington Post just unveiled a new offshoot publication designed for female readers. Who will be the first to translate the evening news reports into "women," too?
A murder is a murder no matter the victim. But some tend to resonate more than others in the public consciousness. If past cases are any indication, we might soon forget the name Elizabeth Wettlaufer.
Republicans took to the Rose Garden on Thursday to celebrate the passage of a health-care bill in the House of Representatives that hasn't been properly evaluated, or debated, or costed. They tore apart Democrats for similar moves on Obamacare.
Canada's esteemed upper chamber has printed a children's book, depicting a Senate of "wise owls" overseeing a forest of squabbling animals below. For those who find the tale a bit too much of a fairy tale, here's an alternate version.
The casualties of O'Leary's campaign include every innocent Canadian made to hear him stumble through confused diatribes, but more importantly, the many earnest volunteers, managers and donors who gave him their time and money, and who believed him to be a serious candidate.
Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda on TVO, posited in a blog post this week that part of the reason why Wynne's approval is so low is because Ontarians aren't as open and progressive as they like to think.
"My point was simply that Bashar-Ashad ... um ... Assar? Assad is a particular brand of evil — a dictator unlike this world has ever seen. I mean, even Hitler didn't indiscriminately bomb cities filled with innocent civilians."
Back in 2015, it was perhaps refreshing to see a political leader — especially a man — so unabashed about his commitment to feminism. He'd say it out loud, and proudly. But now, it's practically reached the point of parody.
Perhaps it would be prudent for Black Lives Matter to define some sort of tangible criteria delineating how, and when, and by what measure police conduct would be acceptable enough for them to participate in Pride again.