Category Archives: Values

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 touchedĀ 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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An Open Letter to Kim Davis from a Brother Christian

Ms. Davis: I’ve read a number of letters and articles addressing your current stand against same-sex marriage and the actions you’ve taken to uphold your personal beliefs. Many things have been said: a few I’ve agreed with, most have been … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Laws

There was an article published in the Washington Post yesterday, “Christian activists: Indiana law tried to shield companies against gay marriage” (Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post, 2015). It was the first time I’ve heard the term “Christian Activist” in a major … Continue reading

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