Jian Ghomeshi: A Brief Note

Yes the story is ugly but I sincerely hope that someone is making sure he’s ok. #JianGhomeshi— Mike Bendixen (@mikebendixen) October 31, 2014 Indeed. ...

Halloween in Nunavut

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Ebola, the President, and Quarantines: Who will protect Americans, and how?

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox Today we saw an ebola nurse defy the order of the Governor of...

Bob Rae in Regina about Honouring The Treaties

Hundreds listening to @BobRae48 at #uofr #bigcrowd #HonourTheTreaties #IdleNoMore pic.twitter.com/QAzkPW01Lz — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) ...

Your store has a mind of its own. Make it intelligent.

Over the past 18 months LimeSpot has kept trying to distinguish itself both in the space of personalization and among apps. In October we solved the former by tagging our solution Intelligent Personalization™ because compared to the perso...

Dean Del Mastro guilty on election charges

Del Mastro was Harper’s former Parliamentary Secretary. So much for judgement, eh? Del Mastro could possibly res...

The Snack, Iqaluit

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ConCalls: DDM Goes Down For #elxnfraud

The Prime Minister’s first attack dog on the RoboCon file, Dean Del Mastro, has been found guilty of election fraud in 2008. The courts haven’t really caught up fully with the Conservatives’ election frauds of 2011, but they’ve already convicted Michael Sona after accepting Andrew Prescott’s worthless, immunized testimony about Pierre Poutine. Poutine’s actions had been defended by Del Mastro at the behest of the Prime Minister, in 2012. ...

Journalist Tired of Unfree Press Pushing War

A German journalist explains how the CIA misused him to manipulate people, to push war. “Non official cover” ...

On The Passing Of Jonathon Kay: An Appreciation In Verse

Remember Jonathon Kay?Whose writing sucked back in the day.  ...

Your store has a mind of its own. Make it intelligent

Over the past 18 months LimeSpot has kept trying to distinguish itself both in the space of personalization and among apps. In October we solved the former by tagging our solution Intelligent Personalization™ because compared to the perso...

Smart Picks 30 October 2014

Slipping away.  W...

Austrialia Is Nuts About Space

And Australian conservatives may just destroy Earth. What we don’t know, could demolish us faster than anything else. In the space age, it’s really flabbergasting that we’re not doing ...

Alberta By-Elections

Teddy here on his laptop with a quick update. The above is a colour coded results table. The largest victory is in Calgary-Foothills.The ratio margin is 0.5129That means even if the PC Party had only managed 51.29% of their vote they would h...

The Day Is Coming Soon

Made it here. ...

Smart Picks 29 October 2014

Brave new world.  Telegraph — QE is coming to an end: here’s how it’s changed the world...

Interview with Cathy MacLellan, Liberal Nomination Contestant for Waterloo

One of the advantages of going to a LPC(O) Conference is you sometimes unexpectedly meet candidates or nomination contestants. That was the case this past weekend in London when through an acquaintance, I met Cathy MacLellan, who is a nomination contestant in the riding of Waterloo, a new riding created by Elections Canada due to electoral redistribution. She was aware of my blog and past interviews it seems, so I asked if she’d like to participate in one. to which she agreed to. This i...

Ottawa attack, Municipal Election Day, LPCO weekend

That title pretty well sums up my post today. In order of title: I’ve waited for a few days before deciding to comment on the Ottawa attack where a shooter killed an unarmed Canadian solider and then stormed Parliament, wounding a security officer before he himself was killed by the Seargant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers (whose 2 minute standing ovation in Parliament still gets my throat in a lump – someone needs to sponsor the “Kevin Vickers gets free drinks in bars for the...

Blog interview with LPC contestant Mary Pynenburg – Vancouver Kingsway

I’ve had a brief sojourn from the blog as I’ve been dealing with personal matters, as well as the fact I’ve not had some of my folks who agreed to do interviews get back to me, but finally we have one today, and it comes from Mary Pynenburg, Liberal nomination contestant for the riding of Vancouver-Kingsway. Mary is the current President of the National Women’s Liberal Commission. I’d like to thank her for her participation in this interview. —– ...

Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy

Dr. Shiva gave an interesting talk about how system we’ve built are being used to manipulate individuals in societies all around the world into valuing money over life. #earthdemocracy #yqr #uofr pic.twitter.com/1Xsfu7I43n ...

The Hearing Clinic v. 866073, 2014 ONSC 5831

“Sincerely believed memories that are innocently incorrect become more problematic for the court than do intentional lies.” ...

Substitution of conviction for acquittal

R. v. Riesberry, 2014 ONCA 744: [35]       Where this court allows a Crown appeal from an acquittal entered by a judge sitting alone, s. 686(4) of the Criminal Code authorizes this court to set aside the verdict and either order a new trial or enter a guilty verdict. The Crown asks that we enter guilty verdicts on all charges, or, in the altern...

Sun Country Highway in Regina

I rode around in an Electric Vehicle (EV) today in Regina, and saw a (currently) still rare Tesla Model S in the city right now. Rav 4 EV Pick up some excellent EV tips, from a Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada perspective here, as James and I tour the city on electricity:...

Elder heating up seal in an Igloo

Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut ...

#BlueDot Tour in Regina

The Blue Dot Tour David Suzuki came to town last night with musical and other intelligent guests on the stage. They gathered a crowd in the Centre of the Arts to show public support for a constitutional amendment, giving air and water protections like 110 other countrie...

Presumption of honesty

Legg v. Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, 2014 ONCA 745 is a good source for the principle that someone who asserts dishonesty must establish it: [9] The law presumes that persons act honestly until the contrary is proved. (Blair v. Consolidated Enfield Corp., [1995] 4 S.C.R. 5, at para. 35) There was no admissible evidence of dishonest conduct before the application judge.  ...

John Tory wins! Homophobic school trustee Sotiropoulos loses! Toronto moves forward!

I’m glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over.&...

Homophobic school trustee Sotiropoulos goes down to defeat in Toronto election

I’m glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over.&...

Our Long Municipal Nightmare Is Over

Of course one’s first response must be an overwhelming sense of relief.  The Ford’s are gone from power in this town, even though Rob reclaimed his council seat out in Etobicoke.  That’s a sideshow. Peak Ford has passed.  Ford Nation is dead.  Even though they turned out in full force for this the Ford’s have no true successors in T.O. politics.  Mammoleti is asshole enough, but he’s got 0 charisma.  And you can literally smell the c...

Remember to vote, and updates

I hope everyone who follows this blog who can vote today has already done so. Those who have yet to, I hope you do so soon, even if you simply submit an empty ballot. I’ve voted for Morgan Baskin. I am unconvinced she could do any worse than the “big 3″ candidates. I also want to encourage her to stick with politics as we need more people like her. As for updates. In Tunisia, the Liberals (Nidaa) have secured a victory. The Islamists have conceded defeat...