31 Scary Reasons Canadians Should Reject the Risky TPP

What's wrong with the risky TPP? Modified from "What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership" (Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons).

For years, Canadians have been hearing how the risky TPP trade deal was being negotiated in secret. The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was revealed late last year, but already, the Liberal government has agreed to sign on in early February. This, stressed International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, “essentially means Canada can keep its spot at the bargaining […]

Better Beer: 8 to Avoid and Other Options

Options for better beer: bottles displayed in a store cooler

Ick. Beer may not be tops on the usual list of healthy foods, but the ingredients I just read about are horrendous. I expected some of them, like high fructose corn syrup, caramel colouring, and MSG. But fish bladder? GMOs? BPA? See the full list of nasty additives, plus the 8 beers to avoid, and many alternative choices: […]

What’s Bugging Me Right Now: An Annual Message to Politicians

These protesters in Toronto are sending their own type of what's bugging me right now message to politicians!

Over the past few years, it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for me to get in touch with my elected representatives to let them know what’s bugging me right now, this year, this month, last night, and next year. I send this to my MP and MPP, without any regard for whether the items on my […]