The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Don’t Break Out The Bubbly! Carding Continues Across Canada :-(

In Ontario (and elsewhere in Canada), race has been a factor in determining who rightfully belongs here, and who is, by default, an intruder to be wary of. Betraying Canada’s mantra of multiculturalism, a constant cloud of suspicion follows dark-skinned Canadian citizens every day. Whether they are walking while Black, driving while Black, flying while ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Don’t Break Out The Bubbly! Carding Continues Across Canada :-(

In Ontario (and elsewhere in Canada), race has been a factor in determining who rightfully belongs here, and who is, by default, an intruder to be wary of. Betraying Canada’s mantra of multiculturalism, a constant cloud of suspicion follows dark-skinned Canadian citizens every day. Whether they are walking while Black, driving while Black, flying while ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Behind the Camera: TV Networks’ ‘Whities’ Problem

CBC Television went national in 1958. The CTV Television Network followed 3 years later. Both TV networks have grown into a Canadian staples. Over a half century, consumer habits have changed. But have the networks evolved with the changing face of the viewership? CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais recently outlined the first wave of changes designed ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Behind the Camera: TV Networks’ ‘Whities’ Problem

CBC Television went national in 1958. The CTV Television Network followed 3 years later. Both TV networks have grown into a Canadian staples. Over a half century, consumer habits have changed. But have the networks evolved with the changing face of the viewership? CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais recently outlined the first wave of changes designed ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: What, to the Visible Minority, is Labour Day? #CanLab #LabourDay

You wouldn’t know it from the tone of discourse today, but immigrants and foreign workers have been part of the Canadian labour force since Confederation. Then, much as now, they were necessary to ensure Canada’s economic survival. Nevertheless, 19th century immigrant workers were viewed with suspicion and contempt, assigned the most dangerous tasks and forced ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La Banque du Canada dit non au reflet de la diversité sur les dollars -OU – La xénophobie structurelle à la Banque du Canada: le jupon qui dépasse

Quand la nouvelle est tombée l’été dernier que la Banque du Canada avait effectué un nettoyage ethnique dans les images imprimées sur la monnaie canadienne, le faux-pas a fait le tour du monde. Dans un focus group, certains intervenants xénophobes se sont insurgés contre l’image d’une femme aux traits asiatiques sur (Read more…)

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: No Asians + No Blacks + no gays + no turbans + no aboriginals = No Canada -OR- BankOfCanada’s state sponsored xenophobia

The news of the ethnic cleansing of Canadian c-notes by the Bank of Canada hit like a bombshell last summer. It was revealed that an Asian-looking female figure was gentrified by the federal institution to appease Canadians who expressed xenophobic views in a focus group. The news went viral around the world, with Canada’s reputation ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Top Twenty Things Harper Can Do with Money Saved from Cancelled F-35 Purchase

Looks like Christmas came early : the news leaked that the much-criticized F-35 military jet purchase, first estimated at $16Billion or  $25Billion or $30B or $40B, has been cancelled. Did Harper finally come to his senses about a jet which was rumoured not to function in nordic climates, have radar issues, and ever-growing costs. Halleluiah! ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Another brilliant move by the National Capital

They are closing the one and only tourist informtion centre. The one across from Parliament Hill, perfectly located where all the visitors get their maps and other userful tips in both official languages. Article : Ottawa’s only tourist centre to close. What will they think of next? Will they put bike lanes on a busy ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Another brilliant move by the National Capital

They are closing the one and only tourist informtion centre. The one across from Parliament Hill, perfectly located where all the visitors get their maps and other userful tips in both official languages. Article : Ottawa’s only tourist centre to close. What will they think of next? Will they put bike lanes on a busy ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The leveled playing field of educated workers in Canada

New immigrants are more likely to be unemployed than individuals born in Canada, according to data from Statistics Canada. While immigrants with more education face less unemployment, the disparity between them and individuals born in Canada is far greater. New immigrants with a university degree face an unemployment rate of 14.4 per cent, compared to ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa’s LandsDOWNe People Pull Wool on Our Eyes

So there was a big announcement today to boost public support for the Publicly-funded, Privately-profiting rebuild of the decrepit crumbling Landsdowne Park. They announced that Ottawa would get a professional soccer league, and that they would play in the new over-priced stadium with little parking and little public transit access. Initially, the 65k soccer players ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Crossing The Huffington Post Picket Line

The Diva doesn’t know why it’s a big deal that HuffPo has surpassed the NY Times in web traffic for the first time. http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/71-71/6265-crossing-the-huffington-post-picket-lineHuffPo has been declining over the past year. They further cimented their “past the best-before date” status when Arianna Huffington sold her baby to the Enemy AOL-Time Warner. Now the HuffPo has ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Reckless Rookie’s Road Map for Ontario Revealed

Redux: the diva loves alliteration. Here’s what the Tim Hudak Tories are promising:• MONEY- Couple income splitting up to $50,000; family earning $70,000 could savealmost $1,400 a year- 5% income tax cut on first $75,000 Does the person making $70k really need a tax break?– Doubling caregiver tax credit- Axing eco tax How does the ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Fox News North: lies from day 1

Looks like the apple didn't fall far from the tree… Faux News North, a.k.a. Sun News Network is already following their brotheren's lead by making up news stories. The Diva is surprised — not that it happened, but how quickly Faux News North got to its dirty business. Planting obviously false information and knowingly mislabeling ...