Happy Family Day weekend to those Canadians lucky enough to have tomorrow off. The Internet never sleeps, so those of us living in Blogtown and the urban center of WebNews rarely have more than a few hours away from a computer. I hope readers will forgive me if I run through the past week's highlights Billy Joel style -- as in "We Didn't Start the Fire" -- in order to take the rest of the day off with my non-virtual family.
Whitney Houston, she did die, At the Grammys no dry eye, HuffPost readers said goodbye, Question now, how'd she go...
The hash tag #TellVicEverything is trending in Canada -- an endless stream of hilarious and inane comments about what people are up to, just in case Minister Vic Toews wanted to know without a warrant. It must be the greatest fear of the Conservative government coming true.
People whose names show up on No-Fly or Selectee Lists have no recourse in Canada. Air Canada could not remove my name from Federal No-Fly or Selectee Lists. My problems have been complicated with this latest Interpol incident -- illustrating the disregard this current government has shown in protecting the privacy of Canadian citizens.
Is it hypocritical for a bunch of historically anti-gay MPs all of sudden attempting to reach out to gay teens with an "It Gets Better" video? I believe the Conservative video is commendable, but only if it signifies a shift in attitude on the part of the party. What's really needed is for things to get better today.
Suggesting that the existence of worse offenders precludes a rights organization from questioning the actions of Canadian officials, or other 'lesser offending nations,' is tacit acknowledgement of belief that there should be a double standard in international human rights.