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Notes on the Occupation 3: A radicalized Conservative party as chaos agent

Posting these in order to work through my thinking on what is clearly becoming something that will go down in the history books, for good or ill. Writing in the Toronto Star, Canada’s most insightful political columnist, Chantal Hébert, warns … Continue reading

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Notes on the Occupation 2: Canada’s luck begins to run out

Writing these to help figure out my thinking on what is clearly becoming something that will go down in the history books, for good or ill. Canadians are both very fortunate, and very unfortunate, that Justin Trudeau has been our … Continue reading

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Notes on the Occupation 1: Trying to get some perspective

Writing these to help figure out my thinking on what is clearly becoming something that will go down in the history books, for good or ill. As bad as the #FluTruxKlan is on its own terms – incessant noise being … Continue reading

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It’s about ethics in vaccine mandates: Welcome to Gamergate North, but with trucks!

Even as the trucker occupation of Ottawa ends its fifth day, the high-stakes game of interpreting what it all means has already begun. Today’s entry, from the Globe and Mail editorial page, goes with “mid-sized inconvenience.” The editorialists are comforted … Continue reading

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Truckers, Nazis and the battle for the Conservative Party’s soul

The past weekend’s FluTruxKlan gathering in my hometown of Ottawa had the feeling of a breaking point for the country. To read and see pictures and videos of Nazi flags paraded openly, of Canadian flags desecrated by swastikas, of soup … Continue reading

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