Ron Haggart

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Already there is speculation as to whether Gaddafi's death will boost the Obama's approval rating, which hit a new low last week of 41 per cent (his popularity soared to 60 per cent after the killing of Osama). I'd bet that Obama won't get too much bounce from this one: The Seal Team 6 operation that destroyed Osama was brave and laudable; by contrast, there was something deeply sickening about seeing the bloodied Gadaffi being set upon by a chanting mob. Reacting to these images, HuffPost contributor Tarek Fatah bemoaned the onset of an Arab Winter. On a less ghoulish note, in a blog published on Tuesday, entitled "Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die," lawyer Josh Scheinert implored Canadians to follow the "It Gets Better Project." And then lo and behold, a group of Conservative MPs got together and released an anti-bullying video, in memory of Hubley, entitled guess what? "It Gets Better."

Farewell Ron Haggart

Brian McKenna | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
Brian McKenna

When prisoners rioted at the Kingston Pen over Dickensian conditions, taking hostages along the way, they demanded that Ron Haggart be present to guarantee the negotiations. He saved lives that day.