Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
Minister Morneau Promotes Growth for the Middle Class at The Economist’s Canada Summit
Canada has officially ratified an international treaty that seeks to eliminate child labour and ensure children do not leave school to join the workforce full time.
The Honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Lab…
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will make an official visit to Canada on June 8 and 9, 2016. On June 8, Minister Dion will meet High Representative Mogherini for the first Transatlantic Dialogue conference since 2012. On June 9, High Representative Mogherini will meet with the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, as well as with members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that she will travel to Mexico on June 8, 2016, to meet with the Council of Ministers of the Pacific Alliance to promote Canada’s progressive trade agenda. The Pacifi…
Now in its 11th season, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program for emerging animators has helped kick-start the careers of some of Canada’s most acclaimed animators.
Animation lovers can now discover six new short works from the latest c…
Residents and visitors can now enjoy the conservation area with better access to trails and new boardwalk
Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will deliver remarks and make an announcement at the Ocean Summit 2016 on World Oceans Day.
The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit have developed a path forward to improve and expedite treaty negotiations with First Nations in British Columbia.
Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak at the Canada’s Forum on Hydropower hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association.
Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season
The young athlete, who will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics, talks family, being Canadian and her guilty pleasure.
Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.
The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employmen…
ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region
Long-time readers of my blog know that I live for finding Duh Studies. Those are studies that make me wonder how on earth the researchers received approval and funding for certain types of research. I found another one this morning.Did you know that if…
Celebrating Father’s Day hasn’t been the same since losing her dad, but Kate Wells takes it as an opportunity to remember him and the lessons he taught her.
A powerful painkiller that’s many times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is the reason music icon Prince is dead. It’s also a growing problem in Canada, where fentanyl-related deaths have spiked in the past five years. Here’s what you need to kn…
As part of the launch of its new programming for 2016 2017, the Biosphere invites journalists to visit its new exhibitions on the themes of weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.
BREAKING: @AP finds Clinton reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president pic.twitter.com/e473F0G4vX
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016
I am woman, hear me roar in numbers to great to ignore
This is my fight song
Sail on Silver Girl…your time has come to shine.
I loved this comment at Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Endorsing Trump is like tying an already “whiffy” dead fish around your neck – it’s already going off, and it will just smell worse and worse, until, finally , people are disgusted to be around you. And then you have to answer the inevitable questions – Why would you tie a dead fish around your neck? Didn’t you know it would smell? Don’t you know fish goes off? Do you like the smell of rotting fish? Do you believe in wearing rotting fish? What’s wrong with you…..? But the worst thing is after weeks, you personally will no longer be able to smell the fish – it will be normal to you – and people will have to yell at you, “you smell of rotting fish! You’re disgusting!”
And finally when you want to take it off – “yech, you still smell of rotting fish … get out of here.” And once you remove the fish, you’ll start to smell it again, in your clothes, your furniture, your car – and you’ll be mortified. And before anyone will let you back into polite company you’ll have to burn your entire wardrobe, disinfect or reupholster the remaining furniture, and you’ll always have to deal with people worried about your taste for the smell of rotting fish.
That’s exactly what the Republicans are now finding out.
Even Harper wasn’t as bad, and that’s saying something.
Eric Alterman writes about How False Equivalence Is Distorting the 2016 Election Coverage | The Nation and sums up the basic difference between Trump and Clinton:
Journalistic abdications of responsibility are always harmful to democracy, but reporters and pundits covering the 2016 campaign will be doing the public a particularly grave disservice if they continue to draw from the “both sides” playbook in the months leading up to the November election. Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee for president, some simple facts about him and his campaign should be stated clearly and repeatedly, not obfuscated or explained away or leavened into click bait. Trump is a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist, a racist, misogynist, and demagogic bully with a phantasmagoric policy platform and dangerously authoritarian instincts. Hillary Clinton’s flaws and failures are many, and they should not be discounted, either. But they are of an entirely different order. Love her or hate her, at least we don’t have to wonder whether she believes in democracy. When it comes to sane and even semi-sensible policy proposals for America’s future in the 2016 presidential election, there is only one side.
Here at our clubhouse we are setting up a pool hall and games room. I am in charge of the games room. We have been given three tables for our use. One is brand new and we have to set it up. One is already set up and the third is another story.This frie…
Our bungalow has a walkout lower level and above it is a nice size balcony. It is large enough for a barbecue , two small tables and four Muskoka chairs. In the winter and the leaves are gone there is a wide open space to view the creek and protected a…
Fossil evidence suggests the mass extinction was just as rapid and severe in the Antarctic as everywhere else.
An additive can make cardboard suitable for roofing in poorer nations like India.
Urine and defecation around fox dens adds nutrients to the soil, which promotes vegetation.
Cephalopods have biological traits that make them adaptable to changing oceans.
Tiger moths make a noise for bats to hear in order to warm them they taste nasty.
Exercise can slow eyesight function.
Meerkats understand that their size is related to their hierarchy.
A link has been found between helplessness in infants and intelligence in parents.
The red knot has become 15% smaller over the past 30 years because of a warmer Arctic.
A new species of horned dinosaur found in Montana.
The invasive red fire ants in the southern US is gobbled up in the billion by the Purple Martin.