Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Our Media Doesn’t Understand About Feminism Makes Rona Ambrose Look Enlightened

During last weekend’s Conservative Party convention, interim leader Rona Ambrose suggested that Justin Trudeau was not our first “female” Prime Minister, but that that distinction went to Kim Campbell.It was met with a round of applause, resonating with the conservative crowd, but not so much with the Canadian public, who saw it as just another ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Our Media Doesn’t Understand About Feminism Makes Rona Ambrose Look Enlightened

During last weekend’s Conservative Party convention, interim leader Rona Ambrose suggested that Justin Trudeau was not our first “female” Prime Minister, but that that distinction went to Kim Campbell.It was met with a round of applause, resonating with the conservative crowd, but not so much with the Canadian public, who saw it as just another ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A New Age of Caregiving: Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

By a Seniorly Contributor When we think of millennials, we often focus on their digital technology-driven culture and overlook the fact that they are some of the smartest, most selfless people we know. Millennials these days are driven by a desire to help others, and the careers they choose reflect this. In fact, we seem ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders would win – if US elections weren’t controlled by big money….. But he just might win anyway, and he is well on his way

The Independent Senator from Vermont, and US Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, is riding a fast-growing wave of popular support across the United States. Sanders is getting ten times the turn-out for rallies as any other candidate, and the momentum continues to build. Bernie Sanders is getting higher turn-outs to rallies than the Republican candidates, even ...

Politics, Re-Spun: 11 Weeks of Daily Harper Protests

The Harper Re-election Disaster Bus Totalitarianism: daily, for 11 weeks! Get used to this. People hate Harper and his Conservatives. We will see through his weak attempt to wedge oppositions parties by running a long election campaign because he has more money to spend. Saturation will come fast. We will remember how much contempt he ...

The Canadian Progressive: What the Vancouver transit plebiscite means for millennials

The Vancouver transit plebiscite offers the opportunity to build the ideal city for millennials, argues freelance writer and photographer, Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland. The post What the Vancouver transit plebiscite means for millennials appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics, Re-Spun: Vancouver’s Co-Working Co-op Stimulates Worker Empowerment

Tuesday night in the back room of The Tipper bar/bistro/restaurant on Kingsway at Victoria we are holding our Inception Meeting for a new kind of co-working space in Vancouver, one structured as a co-op. You can read about the project in The Georgia Straight piece last week, and on the project webpage at Incipe, the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Welcome to the 1,000th Politics, Re-Spun Editorial!

Steve Harper, the greatest threat to Canadian security in the modern era. Happy August! Happy Day! I have a few comments about this, the 1,000th editorial at Politics, Re-Spun. But you can read them below, about my sabbatical plan, new visions for this almost 12-year-old website, and other things. But at the top of this ...

Politics, Re-Spun: BC Is Actually “Missing” More Than 94,000 Jobs #SpinAlert

It’s not unusual to see unemployment rates of around 6-8% these days. But if you have always had the feeling that more than one in sixteen people is unemployed, you’re right. The capitalist machine likes to use that low number to avoid the greater reality that almost 30% of British Columbians from 15-64 are not ...

Politics, Re-Spun: I Believe the Children Are Our Future: Barf

Faisal and Azeem, getting it done! Platitudes and paternalism aside, the 21st century actually does belong to the young. And not that they’re OUR future, like an extension of us, but that we are stewarding the future for them. And we’re doing a pretty horrible job of it. But since we’re not idiots, we should ...

Politics, Re-Spun: What Young People Are Teaching Us About Empathy

Click the chart to see more inspiring charts! Descending/increasing lines indicate less/more concern among different generations of high school graduates for the various ideas. I have so much hope for the future. Sometimes I get bogged down by negativity, but that’s usually just circumstantial. It passes. Much of my hope comes from observing young people. ...

Boreal Citizen: The bumpy road to Boomer responsibility

Is there a Baby Boomer so dim in this land of rackets and swindles who thinks that he or she will escape the wrath of the Millennials rising? The developing story is so obvious that only an academic economist could fail to notice.  – James Howard Kunstler, Democratic Underground This was not my intended topic ...

Politics, Re-Spun: How Millennials Can Improve Everyone’s Job Satisfaction

Quack. It’s 9am, do you know where your millennial employees are? No? No worries. It’s all good. They’re not factory chickens. People who study characteristics of different generations have some incredibly important things to say about how different groups work. Organizations, however, are typically run by older people with their own generation-influenced work norms. Those ...

The Disaffected Lib: Will Generation X Face Revolt?

If Generation X, the class of ’61 to ’81, is truly disengaged, disinterested, disbelieving of global warming and its impacts, what does that hold for the future? As the Boomers retire and fade in both economic and political influence, it is the X’ers who inherit the reins of power or whatever is left of it ...

the disgruntled democrat: Millennials Are Changing the Face of Canadian Politics

Change the manner in which information flows and the power structures will soon follow. Politics are changing in this country and for once it’s not because of the blasted baby boomers, although they have played a hand in bringing about the change because it is their offspring that is changing the face of Canada. Unlike ...