Category Archives: Canada

10 Things That Excite Me About @thejagmeetsingh Winning #ndpldr (and 5 That Make Me Nervous)

If everything Jagmeet Singh’s team said about how many new members they’d signed up, how much support they were getting in vote rich Ontario and BC, how young people were rallying around their candidate, and their fundraising totals, turned out to be true, it seemed like Jagmeet Singh would have a really good chance at […]

Friday Fun Link – The Definitive Ranking of Every Tragically Hip Song

Lots to argue with here but points for even trying to make this list (the author strikes on an interesting conceit to make it work, grouping songs thematically to count them down.)

My #ndpldr Ballot (Along With Some Random Thoughts)

At different points in the NDP Leadership race, I’ve been able to see each of Charlie Angus, Guy Caron and Jagmeet Singh as my top choice based on their policies or other attributes. A lot of my Sask NDP friends (IRL and FB) are big supporters of Niki Ashton. But, though I do like what […]

Dates of When Various Countries Adopted Universal Healthcare and When They Gave It Up As A Total Disaster

Quick Thoughts on #ndpldr Candidates’ Strengths, Weaknesses and The Influence of Bernie Sanders On Each of Them

The Federal NDP is in the midst of a leadership race and there is a debate in Saskatoon tonight. I didn’t watch it. I haven’t been following the race super closely. I briefly thought about writing a post where I ranked the four candidates but instead, I thought I’d give a quick review from my […]

Music Monday – “It’s Canada Day up Canada way on the first day of July/And we’re shoutin’ “hooray” up Canada way, when the maple leaf flies high.”

Is there any musician that defines Canada more than Stompin’ Tom?  And is there a better song to post on this long weekend of Canada’s 150th Anniversary? “Canada Day Up Canada Way” – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Saturday Snap – Happy Canada Day!

Friday Fun Link – Canada Politely Celebrates Its Independence

An American view of Canada 150.

Canada Day 2015 at Echo Valley Provincial Park & Fort Qu’Appelle

Poking around for ideas about what we might do this weekend at our seasonal site, I came across this video which gives a good sense of the Fort Qu’Appelle Canada Day parade and fireworks a couple years ago.

Mike Bossy: Letter To My Younger Self

The Player’s Tribute site has some brilliant writing by famous athletes. Today’s post is by my favourite hockey player of all-time. Dear 14-year-old Mike, I write to you today as a 60-year-old man, and I have some news from the future that you probably aren’t going to believe. There are 30 teams in the NHL […]