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It isn’t UBB that is the problem. You understand that, right?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Technology

Usage Based Billing. UBB. The new 4-letter word of internet service in Canada. The CRTC is allowing the big providers to start charging for internet service based on the amount of bandwidth used. You know, like it used to be 20 years ago before marketers started offering “unlimited” packages and petitioning the CRTC to force […]

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An open letter to Statistics Canada

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism

To whom it may concern; As a citizen of Canada I have to express concern over your steadfast refusal to acknowledge the valid concerns of the people who elect the government and through their taxes pay your salaries. Although the current government is taking a ham-handed approach to people’s concern about the long form of […]

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Make electoral reform a priority

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

Government is back in session and that means the polls are out again. The recent Ekos poll has the Conservatives in a slim lead over the Liberals – probably enough to make the PM say “neener neener” in parliament, but not quite enough to guarantee a majority win if an election was called today. Similarly […]

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Now is the chance to show that you aren’t a hypocrite!

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

The Liberal premiere of Ontario just prorogued the provincial legislature on a whim, seemingly so he can watch the olympics uninterrupted with annoying distractions… like, say, WORK. Personally, I don’t care much, that’s how parliaments tend to function.  It gets prorogued on the whim of the leader.  That’s how our flavour of democracy works, although […]

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