Name That Election Candidate

And the winner is? None of the above. Yes! Not really. I just came across a Federal Court of Canada case launched by a University of Ottawa law student who sued the government pre- election claiming he could not express his dissatisfaction with all the candidates on...

Getting My Uber Legs

I’m a baby boomer. I finally underwent an important a long-awaited and overdue rite of passage. I just took my first Uber ride. I did not undergo the experience lightly. I am not one to quickly embrace new routines or practices. On the old school scale, I’m probably...

Ire, Ire, Ants on Fire

My house has been invaded. I’m under siege. If I step out onto my back patio, I risk getting mauled by red ants. Does anybody have a solution? In anticipation of enjoying my backyard overlooking a lush ravine, I purchased some new deck furniture. I took...

What colour is my Unicorn?

Where are the manatees? I don’t see them. I like animals and so when I travel I jump at the opportunity to visit animals indigenous to the area. However for some reason I never get to see them. For example, while in Florida recently I heard there were manatees, those...

Witches, Duelers and Viagra, Oh My!

Let’s talk about zombies, to wit, the zombie laws the federal government has erased from the criminal code via Bill C-51. These anachronistic offences rarely enforced were still punishable until recently. For example, section 365 made it an offence to “pretend to...

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