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Regan Wolfrom: Residential Schools – The Shame Canadians Really Aren’t Sorry For

Robert-Falcon Ouellette is in the process of introducing the Indian Residential School Genocide and Reconciliation Memorial Day Act in the House of Commons. Not everyone likes this idea of having a day each year to “dredge up” or “dwell” on something that’s, you know, like, over and done with.

I’d guess that most people . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Residential Schools – The Shame Canadians Really Aren’t Sorry For

Regan Wolfrom: Life as a Smug Canadian: Winter Olympics Edition

So it’s really hard to resist feeling good about being Canadian.

Especially when as of this post, Canadians are second in gold medals at Sochi. But you know what makes me even happier? Knowing that these great results are due to the success of Canadian women, who happen to also be my favouritest people. Fun . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Life as a Smug Canadian: Winter Olympics Edition

Regan Wolfrom: My Run for the Leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party

It is with great vigour, excitement, and simulated frisson that I announce the start of the start of my run for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party.

I am the perfect candidate. Smart, but not too smart. Attractive, but not too attractive. Rich, but not… well, not rich at all, really.

There is no . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: My Run for the Leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party

Regan Wolfrom: The NDP is bad… blah blah blah…

Is there really any point in talking about it?

Almost every blogger I’ve read in Manitoba who’s covered political issues had mentioned that the NDP has been up to something. Manitoba Hydro Smash-and-Grab, Public Utilities Board Gouge-and-Grab, WRHA Mad-Cow-Expansion-and-Grab, PST Change-The-Law-To-Take-More-Money-and-Grab…

But what’s the point in talking about it anymore? So we keep whining about . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: The NDP is bad… blah blah blah…

Regan Wolfrom: 27 Acts for Newtown – Doing Good Rather Than Doing Nothing

In the wake of the terrible events in Newtown, Connecticut, there has been an outpouring of opinions and anger, but mostly grief. Obviously Winnipeg has been affected less than New England, but more than other places, with one family having lived in Winnipeg before moving to Newtown. But even if we had no connection aside . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: 27 Acts for Newtown – Doing Good Rather Than Doing Nothing

Regan Wolfrom: It’s Time for Winnipeg to Finally Honour Clara Hughes

Clara has just finished her Olympic career with a great performance in London, finishing fifth. She and Cindy Klassen, another Winnipegger, are tied for the most Olympic medals by any Canadian, at six each. Clara is also the only Canadian to have won medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and the only Olympian . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: It’s Time for Winnipeg to Finally Honour Clara Hughes

Regan Wolfrom: What the Fuck Is Wrong With You? Manitoba Liberals Edition

No, seriously… what the fuck is wrong with you?

(Oh… apparently this post has foul language. We can deal with my personal issues later, though.)

Backstory: here and here

(good intentions or not, the damage was done and I believe a public apology for the apparent misunderstanding is the right thing to do)

Sexy soundbite: . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: What the Fuck Is Wrong With You? Manitoba Liberals Edition

Regan Wolfrom: Fine… I’ll Delete My Dog From Wikipedia

The deletionists over at Wikipedia apparently don’t feel that people’s pets are “notable“, even when the owners of said pets are famous enough to merit a redirect to a list of people who did something once in an election somewhere. I cannot believe that they would dare tell me that my dog is not worth . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Fine… I’ll Delete My Dog From Wikipedia

Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg

I am truly saddened by the ignorance on display in Winnipeg this past weekend.

As part of the Winnipeg SlutWalk, a large group of women, men, and children — many of whom decided to make up some signs or get some from those people who printed my business cards — went out and marched from . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg

Regan Wolfrom: On the Manitoba Liberals – I’m like that guy with the antique store who never really closes shop…

Maybe I can’t stay out of it. I have a big mouth, you see… Lately the Manitoba Liberals have entered another exciting backstabbing phase, much like the last season of treachery that took place during the Elmwood By-Election and 2009 AGM. (Notice how I avoided “season of treason”? You’re welcome.) One of the best things […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: On the Manitoba Liberals – I’m like that guy with the antique store who never really closes shop…

Regan Wolfrom: Closing Up Shop and Disavowing my Successor

I’m moving away from this blog, to a totally different place. So utterly different. It’s reganwolfrom.com and it’s still a blog, but I can’t really vouch for a lot of the content. The blogger who is taking over (Regan Wolfrom) has promised me that he will mention politics once in a while, but the chances […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Closing Up Shop and Disavowing my Successor

Regan Wolfrom: The Winnipeg Jets vs. U2: This is why we can’t have nice things

So the Jets are coming back (I refuse to believe they’ll be called anything else), and that is good. I have found memories of the Jets games, from getting hit by a puck (luckily it didn’t strike my beautiful face) to those ice cream treats that I’ve yet to find anywhere else. And let’s not […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: The Winnipeg Jets vs. U2: This is why we can’t have nice things

Regan Wolfrom: Another Stupid Optimist

Are you getting sick of people who think that things are getting better all the time? I am, and it’s hard to ignore the biggest positive-thinking idiot I deal with on a daily basis: me. I wasn’t always like this; I used to think the worst of everything. And I still know how to go […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Another Stupid Optimist

Regan Wolfrom: Political Roundup – January 2011

I’m getting ever closer to accepting that I am not a politician by nature… part of that process is letting go of the self-censoring. If I want to say something that’s controversial, I should just say it. Life’s too short (at least it is now that I’m in my thirties) for continuous diplomacy. Rather than […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Political Roundup – January 2011

Regan Wolfrom: Why I’m Not Running for City Council

In the past five years since I returned to Winnipeg, I’ve been disappointed, dissatisfied, and oftentimes in complete disbelief of how governance is done in Winnipeg. I’ve seen community centres and historic buildings knocked down simply to create empty lots for cars and/or garbage. I’ve seen construction projects planned that seem to revel in increasing […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Why I’m Not Running for City Council