Monthly Archives: November 2010

WikiLeaks: Blessing or Curse?

Like news junkies everywhere I've been on the edge of my chair waiting for the tidal wave of leaked information from WikiLeaks that so far is just dribbling tantalizing bits and pieces. Apparently Canada's star turn happens Thursday, although we…

Perspective is Everything

One of the most fascinating aspects of a working life spent in human services is the opportunity to meet countless people who must, in the course of the work, describe their life story in some detail to their advocate. While…

Where have we seen this before?

In the aftermath of the G20 riots there was a paper put out by alternative media that showed that the combined Chiefs of Police had been undertaking international training in crowd control. At the Toronto protest there was great speculation…

Roundabouts

A Roundabout is the latest municipal fashion, and here in Cobourg we must follow fashion. In Ottawa there has been a move to eliminate traffic congestion by changing intersections to roundabouts. In Cambridge there has been a move to build…

Cricket!

Cricket is the game that North Americans and Europeans ignore, mainly because it is so bloody complicated. A strangely English game that has been adopted, with great passion by members of the Commonwealth. For years, as was usual in master…

No names no packdrill

An old army expression comes to mind when reading the reports of an Ontario agency's report about the allegations of police brutality at the recent G20 conference in Toronto. Usually used by people who either want information or give it…

Vaughan Politics Simmering to a Boil

What's up with Vaughan anyway? If Quebec wins the title of most corrupt province as Maclean's magazine asserts, is Vaughan the municipal equivalent? Described in the Toronto Star recently as a collection of "small towns, industrial parks and strip malls"…

This is getting dangerous

In a letter to the editor, NToday.com, this morning the writer (name removed by BR) writes "Wouldn't it be interesting to see a full Families Against Radiation Exposure (FARE) membership list printed in the media just so Port Hopers and…