Posts from the ‘Canada’ category

On Passchendaele, the Movie and the Battle

This Remembrance Day, I thought I’d write about Passchendaele, Paul Gross’s new film based around an important World War I battle. At $20 million, it’s the…

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One Dead Tree Publication Goes Digital, Another Folds

Yesterday I read on Mathew Ingram’s blog that the Christian Science Monitor is going strictly digital (though it’s launching a weekly magazine next year). It has…

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Can I Get a ‘Meh’?

We were in the US this past long weekend, so we only got news of last night’s election when I logged into the AT&T wifi at…

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Did the Conservatives’ Arts Strategy Backfire?

Back in August, I mentioned the Conservative government’s cuts to arts programs, and their controversial grab for greater control over funding for film and TV production.…

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Tag Clouds, Election-Style

I’m a big fan of Wordle. Everybody likes pretty tag clouds, but until recently, I’ve had no practical use for the tool. What with the forthcoming…

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Do You Keep Your Vote to Yourself?

Yesterday I was talking to somebody about voting. She asked, and I told her (as I told you) for whom I planned to vote. She mentioned…

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How Much Does Your Local Candidate Matter When You Vote?

I voted today. Unfortunately, I’m going to be in the US on October 14. I voted for the Green Party, as I have done so in…

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My 1.85 Cents on the Bailout Bill

I’m no economist. In fact, I don’t deserve to live in the same town as the guy who hands out the ‘economist’ name tags. With that…

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