I think I’ll make it a point to go visit this place, eh:
I am sure that most of you might have heard about the accusations and controversy brought by Evelyn Myrie of Hamilton’s Centre For Civic Inclusion. If you are not aware, I have posted a copy of the Spectator article to our site.
Over the past two days, we have had camera crews from CHCH, Global TV and CITYTV in the store. In addition I have been on seven radio interviews answering for what Ms. Myrie has deemed offensive signage and menu.
While I respect Ms. Myrie’s position with her group, the mandate of her group is as follows:
* Community-based civic resource centre, committed to working as a catalyst for anti-racist change across Hamilton.
* HCCI initiates and supports transformative processes that promote equality and create racism-free and inclusive environments in all areas of civic life
* HCCI develops and shares training and education resources
* HCCI is a source of support and information to newcomer immigrant and refugee communities, diverse ethno-racial and ethno-cultural groups and First Nations communities
* HCCI helps build community leadership and enable productive dialogues and partnerships between marginalized and ‘centralized’ communities, organizations and institutions
* Hate Crimes Prevention Program aims to fill the deficit of support for victims of hate crimes in Hamilton who are vulnerable and unable to access counselling services
Read the rest. Then all you Canadian readers, go there and give them your business. I will the next time I’m in that area, eh!
B.C. Supreme Court has upheld Canada’s polygamy laws, but said minors who end up in polygamous marriages should be exempt from prosecution.
In a 335-page decision released on Wednesday, Chief Justice Robert Bauman ruled in favour of the section of the Criminal Code outlawing polygamous unions.
But he suggested the law shouldn’t be used to criminalize minors who find themselves married into polygamous unions.
“I have concluded that this case is essentially about harm,” Bauman writes.
“More specifically, Parliament’s reasoned apprehension of harm arising out of the practice of polygamy. This includes harm to women, to children, to society and to the institution of monogamous marriage.”
The case arises from a Mormon sect, the FLDS, which also operates in the USA (Warren Jeffs’ kooks), bringing young teenagers across the border to be married in Bountiful, British Columbia. Not a good idea at all, because it got not only the FBI involved but also the RCMP, who always get their man, eh.
And of course, this ruling will not make polyamorists or (especially) Mohammedans happy, eh.
This post is for a new friend, who just returned to the USA after working eight years in Toronto, and seeks to obtain his Master’s Degree. I’m sure he’ll return to Canada after he gets it. Yes, he’s a Tory!
So, this list is in No Particular Order, eh:
1. Toronto: Yonge and Front Streets. 2. Driving up the 401. 3. Canada Post’s Red mailboxes. 4. Shopping cheap. No longer applicable due to the parity. 5. Milk bags! 6. Christie’s instead of Nabisco. 7. CBC’s blatant liberal bias. Hey they were honest about it. 8. Hockey Night in Canada! Don Cherry! 9. The CN Tower and Rogers Centre. 10. The QEW. 11. Horseshoe Falls. 12. London and UWO. Cleanest college campus I’ve ever seen! 13. Harvey’s. Their burgers were…simply different. 14. Poutine. Cholesterol City! 15. Windsor and the “Pray For Peace” Centennial Cenotaph. 16. Phone booths in .English and French: Do these things still exist? 17. “This American product is not available in Canada.” 18. Colorful Money, Looneys and Twoneys. 19. The CFL. Go Argonauts! 20. All the wonderful Canadian musicians: Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, The Guess Who, The Band, Crash Test Dummies, Sarah McLachlan…. 21. O Canada! 22. Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. 23. The TTC. Is it still clean? 24. The Bay. 25. Alberta Oil Peon, Paladin Phil, and Yenta-fada! You know who you are!
Now word comes from Canada that some monarchists there want to make Prince Harry the King of Canada. I can understand why they want to do this, eh.
For starters, while they probably love the current Queen (who is, by the way, the ceremonial head of state for Canada in any case), they’re quite likely afraid of her son, who would not defend The Faith as defined by their culture. At least the Prince wants to go and fight and kick some Taliban arse by meting out Death by Apache, eh.
One would hope for the sake of the United Kingdom and Western Civilization, Prince Harry’s old man would abdicate his position, in favor of his brother. Let us continue to pray for that to happen; that way, Canada can have another true King, eh.
Millions of people have listened to Muzak over the years; their specialty is turning big Top 40 Hits into snoozeable elevator music…and in some cases, actually transformed aural crap into something decent to listen to. But I wonder if they ever tackled The Rutles, eh.
And now, this company has been purchased by Toronto-based Mood Media for the snoozeable sum of $345 million. I highly doubt if anyone in Washington or Ottawa will object to this sale, eh.
Which brings up another point. Look at the first few comments, eh:
In a statement released by Homeland Security, Assistant Press Secretary Adam Fetcher said: “The current exemption means that the fees collected from passengers entering from all other countries and appropriated tax dollars are subsidizing the inspections of passengers from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Removing the exemption would bring fee parity for all air and sea passengers entering the United States.
We will continue to work closely with our partners in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean to provide greater security and greater economic opportunity for all international travelers.”
Blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda. This is a STUPID idea. The Federal Government is so desperate to raise revenue, that they not decide to charge all foreign travelers is cutting their nose off despite their face. I really hope they’ll think twice about this, eh.
NO, not this blog. The unedited version of this Dire Straits tune, eh:
What surprises me is that it took over a quarter century for teh gheys in Canada to complain. And of course, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council obliged. So, if you’re Canadian and you enjoy this song, here’s one place you can see it. eh!
My first reaction to this story about a Terrorist who was caught in a plot in London, Ontario was: “Huh? I didn’t know there was a Canadian Idol, eh?”
Actually, there is. It’s been on for six seasons. Shows you how much I care about this genre. I would hope their judges aren’t as flamboyant as ours are. Perhaps our good Canadian readers can fill me in, eh.
That’s $1 Billion in Canadian Dollars, mind you. It’s hard to tell whether Toronto has been overrun by zombies…but the near-total desertion of the city’s downtown area is due to the efforts of the Canadian Government (and of course, the Canadian Taxpayer) to provide for the security of the G20 leaders, including Президент Оба́ма, eh:
Конгресс may need this when they have their Lame Duck session after the November Elections, eh.