Tag Archives: Canada

Another evening’s plans, wrecked by the lure of a book…

… because I downloaded this from Kobo: Wilfred Laurier by André Pratte. And now I can’t stop reading. “Even more than his predecessors, Laurier had to confront the demons of intolerance and prejudice that constantly threatened the work of the … Continue reading

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Nunavut is not a “social experiment”

This past Friday, Bernadette Calonego, a correspondent for Süeddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest circulation newspaper, interviewed me. She said she was working on a follow-up to the splendid long-form feature on crime in Nunavut that Patrick White wrote and the Globe … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in my day job…

Your humble content provider today caused this to be published, on Nunavut’s troubled Family Abuse Intervention Act: Noble ends, bungled means  

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The Globe got it right; but will Nunavut?

This time, the Globe and Mail got it right: The young are neglected in Nunavut. Nunavut belongs to the young, and the young are neglected. The most neglected of all are the most vulnerable, those children who have been sexually … Continue reading

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Iqaluit’s market based solution

Based on my inexpert count, this event, a country food market, drew well over 100 people to a downtown square in Iqaluit, despite a windchill that sank below -40 and froze my bared fingers down to the bone. Food producers, … Continue reading

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Two degrees of escalation

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy predicts how  two degrees of global warming might affect Canada, including the Far North. Many links, graphics and the report itself available here: Climate Prosperity – National Round Table on … Continue reading

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A university for the Far North?

The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation has formed an advisory committee on the creation of a university in Canada’s Far North. Now you can tell it’s backers what you think: Fill out this online questionnaire.

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Once again, Nunavut Tunngavik shits the bed

It’s not often you’ll find a reckless distortion of truth and a big whopping post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy packed into three mendacious little sentences. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. managed to accomplish this feat in a press release issued Sept. … Continue reading

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Inukshukification for the nation

I never believed until now that inanimate rocks were capable of reproduction: “The Inukshukification of Highway 69.” In addition, I’ve found some strange ones myself:

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Whither Baffinland?

In a hostile takeover bid announced Sept. 22, a private equity firm based in Texas called Energy and Minerals Group is making financing a big move on the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., owner of the immense Mary River iron property … Continue reading

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