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Police impunity: not just Ferguson

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:17
Road conditions: fine. Residential neighbourhood. Speeding 122K in a 50K zone. Kills a five-year old child. Breathalyzer test? We’ll never know. But no charges will be laid. The driver was a cop. He’s still out there, serving and protecting.... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Dealing with sexual harassment

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 07:19
Back in the day, I was president of a small Local in the wider federal public service. One day a woman informed me that she was being sexually harassed by her manager. What to do? This was well before the... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Say what you will

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:53
Sometimes Henry Kissinger does tell it like it is: SPIEGEL: But we cannot tell the Ukrainians that they are not free to decide their own future. Kissinger: Why not?... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

Let's call off the lynch mob

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:14
We don’t know what motivated Outaouais resident Franck Gervais to play dress-up on Remembrance Day, showing up at the Cenotaph posing as a decorated member of the Canadian Forces. But there are things that we do know. Gervais seems clearly... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Postscript: the casting-out of Hassan Diab as purification ritual

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 07:57
The disturbing dissonance between the crime of which Hassan Diab has been accused and the flimsiness of the case against him should force us all to step back to examine the cultural function fulfilled by his expulsion from Canada and... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Hassan Diab--last stop on the railroad

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:03
Apparently caving in to the current anti-terrorist panic, the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the appeal of fellow-citizen Hassan Diab against his extradition to France for alleged involvement in the rue Copernic bombing of a synagogue in... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Conservatives making stuff up

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:52
A recent spew of bigotry by Ezra Levant—for which he has now issued yet another empty apology (around @14:00), and substantially modified his “Canada Love It Or Leave” T-shirt hawking—reminds us that Conservatives habitually create ideological narratives that do not... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Remembrance Day as empty signifier

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:56
Every year I find it harder and harder to feel a part of the Remembrance Day ceremonies, and this year was no exception. I’ve been asking myself why this should be—perhaps “interrogate” is a better term. After all, my father... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Lazy journalism

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 15:19
An object lesson, perhaps, in just what’s wrong with the great, grey, rancid mindset that passes for mainstream Canadian “journalism” these days. First, this clunker: Rabble.ca is “promoting” a crazy theory, howls the distinguished new editor of Walrus Magazine.... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/

Kicking down

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 09:34
When it comes to immigration, you may be surprised to know that I actually agree that it isn’t an untrammeled good. I also don’t entirely buy arguments that border controls are prima facie illegitimate: in the “bigger picture”, they... Mandos http://politblogo.typepad.com/

A barbaric politician

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:19
Even by Stephen Harper’s low standards, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander has pretty much scraped bottom since he joined the government. Nothing, admittedly, could beat the benchmark set by the odious Vic Toews, but, in his evident relish... Dr.Dawg http://drdawgsblawg.ca/