Why I Can’t Vote Conservative Any More

I am an ex Conservative voter. I maintain that I didn’t leave them, they left me. I have voted for three different parties in the four federal elections I’ve participated in, only the Conservatives twice. The two Conservative MPs I’ve voted for both have my respect. They are good people. They have done great things […]

Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

This post has been percolating for over a month now. So sorry it’s a bit long but I like giving facts and doing my best to not misrepresent people. I don’t often include Bible verses on my blog but today I am. Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, […]

“Old Stock Canadians”

*update at the end* So in the debate today Stephen Harper said “Old Stock Canadians” and it’s taking twitter by storm (in that no one outside twitter cares yet, but they might tomorrow). So I decided to find out what it means. I thought it was a minor dog whistle like “real Americans”. I wish […]

Who’s Buying Your Candidate?

This info is from the New York Times’s article here. I just played with it in excel. Have you ever wondered where all the money comes from in the US election? Well, here’s seven of the top raising candidates and how much of their super pac money is coming from donations greater than one million […]

Soft Skills and Standardized Tests

The governor of New York recently proposed that 50% of teachers evaluations be based on the results of standardized tests. I’m not going to go into great detail about how much of fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of standardized tests that is. The short version is that standardized tests give the most useful information when […]