An international effort is being made today to fight back against internet surveillance. If you wish to take part, I suggest doing so by downloading a version of the GNU Privacy Guard for your operating system, in order to encrypt your emails. Gpg4Win is for Windows, while GPGTools is for Mac OS. Downloading the TOR […]
350.org is looking to hire a Canadian organizer. I hope some exceptionally qualified and energetic candidates apply. As a decision gets made one way or another on the Keystone XL pipeline, attention will shift toward other ways of keeping as much as possible of Canada’s massive stock of fossil fuels safely underground.
Ontario’s premier – along with the presidents of the University of Toronto, York, Ryerson, and OCAD – visited Massey College last night. I was asked to take some photos.
Yesterday, a friend and I visited Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, a new privately-run aquarium located beside the CN Tower in Toronto. I have uploaded some of the photos already, with more to come. It’s certainly a spectacle, both in terms of the species on display and the layout of the facility. A big portion consists […]
Tomorrow, Toronto350.org will elect its fifth executive at the termly general meeting. The group is also likely to create its first formal committees: with divestment committees focused respectively on building student engagement and interacting with the school administration, and an institutional innovation committee focused on how the group should grow and develop its governance structure. […]
How would Canada’s electoral landscape look if the right were still divided? I still think an NDP-Liberal merger is the most promising answer to Harper’s Conservatives.
Remarkably, this (microfilm copy of) a memorandum prepared in October 1935 by the Privy Council Office is the closest thing Canada has to written constitutional text on the role of the prime minister: The Committee of the Privy Council, on the recommendation of the Right Honourable W.L. Mackenzie King, the Prime Minister, submit the following […]
“The third edition of Canada in Question is somewhat shorter on self-indulgent polemic than was its immediate predecessor. This does not mean that I have become a convert to the cause of “value-free political science” for, despite prolonged and diligent efforts to do so, I have never been able to understand how the analysis of […]
Today I had the extremely good fortune to speak for more than an hour with Peter Russell – one of Canada’s leading constitutional experts – about my forthcoming comp. Tomorrow, I am meeting with Rod Haddow. Wednesday, with Graham White and Peter Loewen. Because Robarts library is open late, I was able to pick up […]
Unfortunately, the climate-change-induced melting of the north polar icecap is making it easier to drill for oil and gas in the arctic. Large amounts of fossil fuels are expected to be found in the region, adding to the world’s already dangerously large supplies. The enthusiasm of companies and governments to exploit unconventional sources of fossil […]