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Lay Down Thine Apathy, Canada

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Ok, I’m talking about politics again. This is important. This is urgent. There are two bills right now that will further drag us down the road to a totalitarian nightmare state. Bill C-51, being voted on by the Senate on Tuesday, will basically establish a secret police and make it dangerous for any Canadian to voice dissenting opinions online or… Read more »

Well, I don’t know, maybe bras do bray.

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Yesterday I woke up at 6pm. The takeaway from this is that my sleep schedule has been borked. Again. So, natch, I’m pulling an all-nighter to right it. I have my first volunteer day for VIWF on Thursday. 10 am, Granville Island. I’ll need an hour to drive out there and an hour to get ready in the morning, and… Read more »

The Epic Battle between my Delusions of Grandeur and my Crippling Self-Doubt, part two million and sixty-five

If you’re anything like me you know exactly what this is like. Half your brain goes “You could totally model for Addition Elle/write for xoJane/dance burlesque and dominate the scene because you are a queen/maybe do something adult with your life like trying to fix your massive piles of debt!” and the other half goes “But what about your complete… Read more »

Pay the Ferryman; it only costs an arm and a leg

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Note: this post was originally written at the beginning of May. I forgot to push “publish”. Tense has been edited to make more sense to it being published now. I honestly would probably be perfectly fine with a bridge from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. It’s not that I don’t like boat rides. The ferry itself has done nothing to annoy… Read more »

O British Columbia, to you I raise my glass of conium maculatum.

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I voted yesterday. It was the provincial election. I registered weeks ago, changing my address online, in preparation for this day. I was even going to advance vote last week, but I didn’t get a chance to make it to the polling station before I headed away from my town for the weekend. So I decided to do it on… Read more »

Canada, your outrage is severely misplaced

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Liberal swearing ahead. Moreso than usual. Recently our esteemed government saw fit to reward Justin Bieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal. Canada is outraged at this. The outrage seems to be of two camps: one, that Bieber received such an important medal. The medal is actually a large joke, but hey, Canadians are nothing if not uninformed. Two, what Bieber… Read more »

Canada, you are drunk. Give me your keys.

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From the “Oh Gods, Canada, Stop Failing At Everything” files. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, or the QDJM, has been given to women who are in jail for injunctions at abortion clinics. These people are anti-choicers, and they get a medal. From the article (bolding mine): “Unlike the justice minister, Vellacott was unable to award these medals to… Read more »

For Mother’s Day I am Pro Abortion: on demand, no questions asked, no compromises given.

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Every part of you belongs to you. –ILU-486, by Amanda Ching It’s Mother’s Day. And while I’d love to just post a happy one to all the mothers out there, whether to children of their own womb, adopted, fur-babies, or creative projects, and be done with it, I cannot. For there is a war on parents. We are all parents…. Read more »

Young Canadians in politics and the death of Jack Layton

Jack Layton, leader of the Official Opposition here in Canada, died today after a battle with cancer. He was only 61. I say only 61 because 61 is young. To me, at least — both my parents are older than 61 and I’m only 25. One of them has had cancer and beat it already. I live terrified that it’ll… Read more »