AVVY GO GOT SPIT ON. That’s bad enough. But, anti-Asian racist attacks are often much, much worse—even deadly. Recognizing, recording and resisting that reality are the driving force behind continuing rallies across Canada.
PAYING INCOME TAX CAN EASILY PISS US OFF. Not so much because of what we have to pay—but because of what the rich DON’T have to pay. The special treatment they get would piss off Mary Poppins. It is obvious and unfair. It’s long past time to make ‘em pay their fair share.
MARIA LOPEZ IS FINALLY FREE TO WALK AWAY. She wasn’t always. She used to be tied to one employer—no matter what. That’s how it is for migrant workers who come to work in Canada. They are held hostage by the people they work for—unlike all other workers in Canada.
“WE’RE NOTHING BUT COVID FODDER,” says David Bronstein. “Human sacrifices, just like the soldiers in the trenches in WWI. Our leaders are ready to kill as many of us as it takes to make their ‘herd immunity’ strategy work.”
THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES. This is not a management technique that often works. But it is the one favoured by Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the runup to negotiations with thousands of health care workers it oversees.
HE WANTED TO STRIKE A BLOW FOR FEMINISM. He didn’t. In fact, when Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced a grant of $5 million to rich women, as a way to help all women, he triggered activist anger and condemnation.
ANYTHING CAN BE POLITICAL—EVEN POPCORN. Just ask Québec Premier François Legault who says he only wanted to give kids a chance to go to the movies on March break. Now he is tangled up in “popcorngate.”