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My journey with AIDS...and more!: Why I’m Marching with ACT with Pride!

My first encounter with ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) was in its early days operating over what at the time was a KFC take-out restaurant. Compassion and information deep-fried! I was still living in St. Catharines, Ontario in those days, those early days of HIV and the upstart AIDS Niagara. I was a bit of . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Why I’m Marching with ACT with Pride!

The Scott Ross: Senate Saves Canada… Again

How do you save democracy from itself? You appoint a Senate.

In 1990 the democratically elected House of Commons passed Bill C-43 which would have criminalized all abortions. That bill was defeated by the appointed Senate. To this day abortions remain legal solely because of the Senate’s actions. In 2013 the democratically elected House of . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Senate Saves Canada… Again

The Scott Ross: Senate Saves Canada… Again

How do you save democracy from itself? You appoint a Senate.In 1990 the democratically elected House of Commons passed Bill C-43 which would have criminalized all abortions. That bill was defeated by the appointed Senate. To this day abortions remain l… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Senate Saves Canada… Again

The Scott Ross: Quebec Election Shows Hypocrisy On Clarity Act

Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and Andrew Coyne, among others, are wrong to suggest separatism was recently defeated by Quebec voters. Well they aren’t just wrong, they’re hypocritical.

Since the close defeat of separatism in the 1995 referendum, federalists have demanded a clear question for any public decision on Quebec sovereignty. Parliament even passed the Clarity . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Quebec Election Shows Hypocrisy On Clarity Act

The Scott Ross: Quebec Election Shows Hypocrisy On Clarity Act

Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and Andrew Coyne, among others, are wrong to suggest separatism was recently defeated by Quebec voters. Well they aren’t just wrong, they’re hypocritical.Since the close defeat of separatism in the 1995 referendum, feder… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Quebec Election Shows Hypocrisy On Clarity Act

The Scott Ross: The US Supreme Court & The Health of America

Though it is unclear whether Obamacare will improve the health of Americans, the recent US Supreme Court ruling will at least improve the health of American institutions.

America is a sick country, not only because of the millions of people uninsured and vulnerable to the cost of already one of the most expensive health care . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The US Supreme Court & The Health of America

The Scott Ross: Belief of Action

An idea is not important because you think it; an idea is only important because you make the world think it.

There is an egotism in the world today that is responsible for the decline of political activism, and that egotism is from the misconception that all our ideas and beliefs are of equal . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Belief of Action

DeSmogBlog: Dirty Energy Industry Sues EPA Over Clean Air Initiatives

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In a blatant insult to the millions of Americans who would breathe easier under the EPA’s air pollution controls, the dirty energy industry, along with other groups, has sued the EPA to stop regulating toxic industrial air pollution. The Center for American Progress has the story:  

Two essential Environmental Protection . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Dirty Energy Industry Sues EPA Over Clean Air Initiatives

The Scott Ross: Surrogacy & Prostitution, or Neither

Paying to use a woman’s body for sex is legal in Canada, while paying to use a woman’s body to give birth isn’t. There is no law in this northern nation that makes prostitution illegal but strangely enough there is one that bans paying surrogate mothers to help those who can’t have children.

Regardless of . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Surrogacy & Prostitution, or Neither

The Scott Ross: 30 Day Time Limit For Robocall By-Election Applications

If by-elections are to result from the recent reports of election fraud in a growing number of ridings then a 30 day time limit might already be ticking.

The Canada Elections Act (see below) clearly stipulates that any application for a by-election resulting from election fraud must be filed within 30 days of when . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: 30 Day Time Limit For Robocall By-Election Applications

atypicalalbertan: Bill 17: De-democratizing healthcare

My time lately has been consumed by two grad courses, an active full-time job and home and family commitments. But one emergent and urgent issue has forced me to tend to my oft-neglected blog. (Yes, Minister Zwozdesky, I do consider healthcare to be urgent.)

If I was at all surprised about the contents of Bill . . . → Read More: atypicalalbertan: Bill 17: De-democratizing healthcare