Archive for the 'Canada' Category

CBC Radio 3

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Recently, I have become aware of how absolutely stunning the Canadian music scene really is. A while ago, I took a fancy to Iceland. I marvelled how a population of only 200,000 people could produce like 4 really good bands. Well, Canada has about that ratio when it comes to band. The US, by-population, is […]

Local MP Debate

Friday, January 13th, 2006

In case the rest of the world has missed it, here in Canada we’re in the middle of a huge election, one which has shaken up the whole country.
The Liberal Party (really, a centre-line party in Canada) have been in power for nearly two decades. However, after a scandle (concerning a paltry 300MM) the Liberal […]

I saw Jack Layton

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

So, tonight me and a few people went to this trendy (and quite delicious) sushi bar in downtown west toronto. During the first part of the meal, my friend Erin says, “Hey, isn’t that that politician guy?” My ears perked up and I looked around. Then I saw him…. the love of my life….. Jack […]

Learn Canadian: Lesson One

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

So, your thinking about moving to Canada, eh? Everything you’ve heard is true. It is like America, but not so dirty and backwards. The people are nice (and hot!), the weather is a bit cooler, and their politics involve more yelling.
However, there are some things you should know. For instance, they don’t even speak American! […]

Canadian Perspectives: Domestic TV Programming Requirements

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Canada, like many proud countries, has laws that prevent the television airwaves from being dominated by American television shows. I believe its something like 30% of all programming must be Canadian or Canadian-themed. So, for instance, the “Comedy” network here in Canada. At night, it plays Crank Yankers, The Daily Show, and other American shows […]

I am pissed.

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

This is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever encountered. Today, Canada is poised to pass legislation to make gay marriage legal. Sweet! But, the Conservatives are trying to block it. What do they plan to do? According to the Globe and Mail, they are planning on having clergy stand in front of the […]

Bad Day’s A’Come’n

Monday, June 20th, 2005

As I prepare to go from corporate to academic, once again, I’m a bit nervous. I’m going back to study Computer Science. I have found it incredibly difficult to find computer work. While everyone that I know says, “You’re in computers…. great career choice!”. Mother fuckers. They are so wrong. While techonology is going to […]

Gay Divorcee!

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

I’m glad to see that now everyone in (parts of) Canada can get a divorce if they want to! Canada’s had its first gay divorce in British Columbia!
More in homo/political news… that wiley Stephen Harper is at it again! He’s offering to pass the budget if they dealy the gay marriage bill (C-38 for those […]