cartoon life: Why #LondonOnt needs a new PAC

Here’s the pics: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/what-the-world-will-look-like-if-all-the-ice-melts-20131107-2x2p9.html?rand=1383783792714 And here’s North America. London sits neatly in the middle of the Great Lakes Triangle in South Western Ontario. New Shorelines. SWO remains dry. And here’s why London Ontario needs a Performing Arts Centre: All those people driven inland from rising oceans and aggressive shorelines will have to go somewhere. And ...

The Equivocator: Thank you Minister Bentley

Just under a year ago I was co-presenting with Theresa Lubowitz at the LPC(O) AGM. Our presentation was on social media and politics but we put a large emphasis on how both of us actually got involved in politics. After one of our panels finished I was approached by a tall, mild-mannered man who introduced ...

The Ranting Canadian: Julian Fantino: once a dirty cop, now a dirty politician The…

Julian Fantino: once a dirty cop, now a dirty politician The dishonourable Julian “Mussolini” Fantino, Canada’s minister of international cooperation, was recently busted for ordering a pro-Conservative propaganda letter (signed by him) to be published on the website of  the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), a non-partisan federal agency. After the MP for Vaughan was ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: How Landon, Ontario got its name

Here’s a little snippet that didn’t make it into The Fridgularity. I cut the description of Landon, Ontario’s founding because it doesn’t really add much to the story, though it’s fun for anyone who lives in the real place, London, … Continue reading →

Scott's DiaTribes: It’s time to step on a Caterpillar, Premier Mcguinty

I was reading a column that Martin Reg-Cohn wrote yesterday on the continuing saga in London where as those who’ve followed it know, Caterpillar has locked out it’s workers in a draconian effort to get them to slah their wages by half – this as the CEO earns a million $ salary and the company ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-20 02:48:00

CANADIAN LABOUR LONDON ONTARIO: COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR LOCKED OUT CATERPILLAR WORKERS: Time ticks on until this Saturday’s mass demonstration in solidarity with workers at the Electro-Motive Diesel plant in London Ontario. While this is being planned the local community in London Ontario is rallying behind the workers affected who are supposed to have their wages ...

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-01-08 18:35:00

CANADIAN LABOUR LONDON ONTARIO: RALLY TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THE CORPORATE BULLDOZER CATERPILLAR INC.: Since New Year’s Day 425 workers at Electro-Motive (a subsidiary of heavy equipment firm Caterpillar) have been locked out. The demands of this quite profitable company are quite amazing – a 50% cut in wages as well as the decimation of ...

Scott's DiaTribes: An ugly looking Caterpillar.

The big news down in this area the past few days  – specifically in London – is that the big company Caterpillar decided to lock all of its employees out at its London based ElectroMotive plant. It is trying to force its employees there to take more then a 50% wage cut in salary and ...

The Skwib: Rejected names for the London Rippers

Sometimes it’s a bit embarrassing, living here in London, Ontario. In the last week, we’ve got the dubious honor of being the first city to forcibly remove the tents of the Occupy protests here in town. (There’s been relatively little outcry.) And now, we’ve got a new baseball team causing problems. Yay, right? Well, it ...