Category Archives: Politics

I Believe You

It started a couple of days ago. Women friends on Facebook and Twitter started posting “Me Too” as status updates and describing sexual harassment they have experienced. I was surprised… even shocked… not only by the stories that they related, … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial

For those who don’t know, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I remember the Centennial anniversary: when Canada turned 100 in 1967. Well, I was all of three and a half years old, but I vaguely … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2016

On Remembrance Day in Canada (called Veteran’s Day in the States) I am often reflective (as I was in a post 5 years ago). I remember in Junior High (I think it was in English class, Grade 8), I had … Continue reading

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Candlelight Vigil for Orlando

I was at church this morning when I was told about the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando: now the worst shooting in U.S. history, it was apparently motivated by hatred for queer people. It was a hard thing … Continue reading

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Kathleen Wynne Speaks

Next Monday May 9 the Premier of the province, Kathleen Wynne, will appear as a guest at my church, St. Johns York Mills. She is the leader of the party that It will be an evening that will focus on … Continue reading

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Harper’s War on Data

I’ve already touched a bit about this (Bowles, 2015), but for me this is an important issue. I have worked as a data scientist for the last couple of decades: working in and out of open data, with demographics, across to … Continue reading

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R61: My Birthday

Elections are times when we have to consider the state of our country from a perspective that is minimally personal: what is best for Canada from a national, international and global viewpoint. As far as I’m concerned, Stephen Harper is … Continue reading

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