The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Carbon Taxes And Hot Air

The ongoing spat between the Canadian federal government and the various provincial leaders has been infuriating, and there are no signs I can discern to indicate this will be changing any time soon. In addition to cancelling green energy programs, and renewable energy contracts, Doug Ford has gotten together with Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, to […]

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Ontario Municipal Elections

Probably the least contentious sorts of elections, despite the fact that the individuals winning city councillor and mayoral positions have the means to have a far more direct impact on their constituents, I’m glad these are over. It could very well be due to the oppressive focus on whatever President Alzheimer is doing — or […]

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No Weedpocalypse

I know it’s only been 3 days since marijuana was legalised, but so far it seems as though nothing substantive has changed in terms of how society conducts itself. I’ve found a number of people suddenly very open about smoking pot in the years prior, but that’s about it. The only other thing I have […]

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It’s 4:19, Got A Minute?

While I certainly thought marijuana legalisation would happen at some point in my life, I honestly thought it would take even longer. Despite the ever increasing prevalence of pot smoking, older generations — many of which still make up the bulk of the political class — still seem prone to Reefer Madness style hysteria over […]

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President Alzheimer & NAFTA – Vol. 2

While I personally felt it was unlikely a deal would be struck in the short window allocated for negotiations, it was finally announced yesterday that the United States and Canada had failed to come to an agreement on amendments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The United States had reached a preliminary agreement […]

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President Alzheimer & NAFTA

Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, Donald Trump announced that a deal had been made with Mexico, regarding the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. After spending the last 18 months lobbing tariffs and insults at both Canada and Mexico, the United States left Canada to stew in their own juices and negotiated […]

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