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: Les Plumes des Peau-Rouges de Nepean attérissent sur le Rouge-et-Noir d’Ottawa

La région de l’Outaouais va bientôt accueillir un nouveau club de football. Ce sera la 3e fois que l’équipe renait de ces cendres : les Ottawa Rough Riders ont fait faillite en 1996, et encore en 2006, sous le nom «Renegades». À l’époque, les partisans Franco-Ontariens (et Gatinois) s’attendaient à ce qu’une équipe en difficulté ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa’s RedBlacks, Redskins and Blackface

The National Capital Region will soon welcome a new CFL football club. This will be the third time the team rises from its ashes: the Ottawa Rough Riders went bankrupt in 1996, and again in 2006 under the Renegades moniker. At the time, Franco-Ontarian football fans (and those in nearby Gatineau, QC) expected a club ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Harry Potter and the Half-Ass Effort: How The Agenda Can Realign with Real Ontario Viewers

The Cloak of Invisibility is a magical artefact used to render the wearer invisible. It was the only known invisibility cloak that would not fade with age and would provide everlasting protection invisibility to the wearer. As such, it was the only Hallow known to have been successfully passed down from generation to generation. In ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Buh-bye Mark Carney, So Long Ethnic-Friendly Promises -OR- Proof Carney Behaves Like a Liberal

Yesterday, it was announced that Bank of Canada boss Mark Carney was leaving his position at the head of Canada’s central bank for a position across the pond. This came after much speculation as to whether Carney would ascend to the political arena. There was some fodder as to which party the banker would join ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Diva Chooses Dalton’s Successor : It’s Gerard!

For the next Premier of Ontario, I chose Gerard Kennedy. The race for leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario has an excellent range of candidates. Gerard Kennedy has a record of inclusion of all Ontarians, regardless of their sociocultural or linguistic identity. For me, Gerard is the candidate best positioned to win the next ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Le choix de la Diva s’arrête sur Gérard Kennedy : candidat pour Premier Ministre de l’Ontario

Comme prochain premier ministre de l’Ontario, je choisis Gérard Kennedy. La course la chefferie du Parti libéral de l’Ontario dispose d’un excellent ventail de candidats. Gérard Kennedy a une passion pour l’inclusion de tous les ontariens, quel que soit leur identité socioculturelle ou linguistique. Pour moi, Gérard est le candidat le mieux placé pour gagner ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: 85e anniversaire: 1er Nov. 1927. Le Règlement 17 en Ontario

Lettre à l’éditeur du journal Le Droit.Date : 1er nov 2012 Il y a exactement 85 ans jour pour jour, la province de l’Ontario met de côté le Règlement 17 qui interdisait l’enseignement en français après la première année scolaire au niveau primaire. Il y a lieu de souligner cet anniversaire tout en se félicitant ...

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: HudaKKK and his all-white jury

Before an Ottawa crowd of about 50 people — most older and all white — Conservative leader Tim Hudak repeated his familiar patter about wasteful government spending and again zeroed in on the tax credit for immigrants, saying it offended Canadian values. [The Diva removed the word "progressive" from "Progressive Conservative". There is nothing progressive ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Xenophobe, Thy Name is Hudak!

Ottawa-Nepean PC candidate Randall Denley: "People who come from other countries, I guess I call them foreigners". Almost 30% of Canadians in Ottawa are immigrants. The 2006 census counted 47% of Toronto as "foreigners". Sir John A. MacDonald was a Fob "foreigner" who became our Prime Minister. The tone in which Hudak and his goons ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Has Hudak Had His Heyday?

Last year this time, the provincial Conservatives of Ontario were on a high, if you believe the polls. Well, there's also the matter of the GTA's election of Redneck Rob Ford as Mayor which was months away a year ago. The reckless rookie's numbers had him in majority territory, with almost 15 point lead in ...

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 ...