Revisited: “How I Got Arrested and Abused at the G20 in Toronto, Canada”

On Friday, the CBC’s The Fifth Estate broadcast “You Should Have Stayed at Home,” about police tactics at the 2010 G20 Summit. Among those appearing in the documentary is Toronto playwright and director Tommy Taylor, whose harrowing account of his arrest and detention appeared on his facebook page (log-in required) within hours of his release. […]


By Rachel Krueger Bye Bieber Bunting rocks the cover of Rolling Stone next month, looking as bad-ass as his infant-face is capable of.  The Stone is teasing out its Biebernterview by releasing all the salacious bits, and the PITCHFORKS ARE A-GATHERIN.  Particularly around the Bieb’s stance on abortion which, though RStone calls it a “solid […]

Who is Bev Oda’s Con-sigliere?

By Montreal Simon He rose in the House of Commons yesterday like a mob boss defending one of his gang members. While Bev Oda sat there wearing sunglasses, looking like her tongue had been cut out. But all I could see was the fear in his eyes, and his pudgy hands. And all I could […]

McLuhan saw this coming

By Dave Brindle Lost in all of the hum online about Egypt and the CRTC was that 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan. He was right. When I tweeted that, my friend Rod Mickleburgh of The Globe and Mail shot back: @davebrindleshow mcluhan was certainly right when he gave my […]

Sorry, PQ, but my BC is multilingual

By Bev Schellenberg I see the Parti Quebecois are once again hammering BC for our perceived lack of French inclusiveness at last year’s Winter Olympics. Boy, are they going to be mad when they hear about our new language curriculum. If proposed changes go through, French is about to become just one among a number […]