Montreal Simon: Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip, and the Canada I Love

It took me a few years to  fall in love with the Tragically Hip. I always loved their name, I thought it was so cool or…um…so hip.And when I heard that their lead singer was a poet I was even more impressed.But it wasn't until my big brother took me to one of their shows, that ...

PostArctica: Courage, Neil Young, And The Future

Neil Young doesn’t have to do what he is doing, there are many, many reasons why he shouldn’t, but he is, and he is showing us courage that most of us can only dream of, can barely imagine. He is taking on the whole corporate structure that is oppressing and beating down people everywhere on ...

Dead Wild Roses: DWR PSA:Malala Yousafzai

The most remarkable ability that could be attributed to me at the age of fifteen was having not crushed my skull or lost a significant amount of my digits doing stupid shit.  Ms.Yousafzai has considerably less going for her, but is doing considerably more.  She is fighting for right for children to be educated. This ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men

What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd. By: Kim Simon | Mama By the Bay When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him […] The post No More ...

350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks: Fiddling While Planet Burns

It’s a plus 2 Celsius December day in northern Ontario, 11 degrees warmer than the average high for this day. The UN Climate talks in Doha Qatar continue for the rest of this week, not that you would know that they were going on if you read the mainstream Canadian media. They are missing in ...

350 or bust: Climate Crisis: Humanity At Its Finest?

Humans are such complicated creatures. We are wreaking havoc on a global scale because of big-is-better, greed-is-good mentality that dominates most nations and corporations (combined with an “it’s too hard to change” attitude on the part of much of the populace). Yet we are also capable of great compassion, and heroic deeds of service to ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Red And NDP Orange

The Liberal Party of Canada is often criticized for being stagnant, for not changing, but one just has to look at its logo, its branding, and more specifically, its colour to see that is not true. Colours are important, people naturally associate feelings and ideas to them. Advertisers know this and use colours to associate ...