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Supreme Court upholds prayer ban – FAQ

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

You’ve probably heard by now that the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld – unanimously – a ban on using prayer in the opening ceremony of the Saguenay municipal council meetings. Other municipalities are taking note, and today there is a flurry of town councils dropping their pre-meeting spell-casting. This is a good thing. The […]

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OK “Buy Local” people… now’s your chance to step up!

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

With the departure of Target from Canadian soil, there is a unique opportunity here for the people who go on about “buy Canadian” and “buy local” to really step up and show that their anti-box-store, anti-big-chain, anti-American bleating isn’t just hot air. Target will close 133 stores, freeing up acres of retail space and about […]

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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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