Category Archives: Values

MenToo, not MeToo

In my last post, I wrote a bit about the hashtag #MeToo, in which many women, as survivors of sexual harassment, have bound together to claim unity. Even as I was writing that piece, I recognized that it is not … Continue reading

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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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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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R60: The Polls

As most of us have probably noticed in the last few days, Harper’s Conservatives have been rising in the polls. This was probably predicted by the Conservative PR and election teams: and was one of the reasons for the longest … Continue reading

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