Scripturient: Slow Down and Keep Quiet

I’m tired. I’m tired of a-holes treating my town streets like their personal raceways. I’m tired of immature jerks racing along streets well over the speed limit, squealing tires, ignoring stop signs. I’m tired of drivers who think they’re above the law; that the laws don’t apply to them. That what matters is that they ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Time to get serious with distracted drivers

In March, the fine for being caught texting,  talking on your cell phone, or tinkering with your MP3 player while driving will jump from $155 to $280 in Ontario. That’s better, but not good enough. Distracted drivers are a growing threat to everyone sharing the road – other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. We are all ...

The Canadian Progressive: CASWE and CASW joint statement supporting Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island

A Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joint statement supporting the aspirations of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and their aspirations, currently being articulated by #IdleNoMore. by CASWE  and CASW, Jan. 31, 2013: As social work educators and practitioners the members of the Canadian Association of Social Work ...

The Scott Ross: Conservatives Bad At Selling Out

What’s worse than oil companies spending millions to buy off politicians? Oil companies getting them for free. The oil sector is vital to Canada’s economy, but so are a lot of industries and you don’t see them drafting government policy. From the CBC: A letter obtained by Greenpeace through access to information laws and passed ...

The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The worst voter fraud is being committed by 43% of Americans. With a likely close Presidential election, attention is being drawn to efforts to reduce voter fraud in many states across America. Most states have introduced requirements that voters must present driver licenses or similar government issued identification to vote. Critics of the Republican drafted ...

The Scott Ross: Why The Abortion Debate Is Polarized

The abortion debate will be polarized no matter what, and if the politicians like Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth don’t ensure that, the media will. On March 14 Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth talked with reporters about his private members’ motion asking for a public discussion on when life begins. Though his comparison between unborn persons and ...