The shift to the right, and other tabs
Some tabs I’ve saved for later: Canada’s totalitarian shift – a trend that isn’t limited to Canada, if you consider how conservatives have been killing off the liberal arts.
You can’t comment on Gazette stories now unless you have a Facebook account which are, the Gazette reassures us, free. We worry about government prying into our privacy but most of us blithely permit media conglomerates open house on our identity and thoughts. Bad move, Gazette.
The municipal affairs ministry is clamping down on unpaid taxes by religious groups. In Quebec, considering the vast numbers of convents, churches and other Catholic institutions around the place, that doesn’t seem too surprising, but neither does the flinch when you see that the organization being clamped is a Muslim school.
The feds are financing English-language instruction in schools. Not sure whether this is absolutely normal, or a huge scandal.
A small group demonstrated Saturday for voting reforms to make our parliaments more directly representational. Good luck, considering it’s rarely if ever in the interest of ruling parties to make these reforms.