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Web of deceit on the web

In our house, we have two computers. My wife has the laptop, and I prefer the one you can’t lug around. We share an email address, which is used as our online identity for I don’t know how many site logins connected to a large number of largely forgotten passwords.

I also have my own email address not connected to the laptop, so my wife need not be annoyed by my political junk while browsing her stuff. READ

Truth and consequences

It didn’t take long for the bad stuff to hit the national fan, and it didn’t take long for NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair to clarify that the party was all for energy development, as long as it was done in an environmentally responsible way. READ

Ignoring a simple solution

There’s no such thing as a “normal” day in Vancouver’s drug scene, but last Sunday must have broken all records for abnormality. In that one day, there were 16 potentially lethal overdoses — at least those that made it into the official record. In one hour alone, there were six. The drug involved? It was a pink concoction of heroin, mixed with fentanyl. READ

Ready for the inevitable

Of course, I have no insider’s access and I do not know what is said in cabinet meetings, but I suspect the Harper government already has a team of civil servants drafting a law to allow suffering and dying patients to request the help of a doctor to ease and aid their death. READ

Punishment fits crime

The case of self-admitted “arrogant pissant” Justin Bourque signals a new era for Canada’s criminal justice system, which now has the power to lock up killers and throw away the keys. READ

Profitable pot revolution

When actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper hit the road on their choppers in the counterculture film Easy Rider, they cruised onto the big screen at the heart of the rise of recreational drug use, with marijuana at its epicentre. READ

Canadian workers first

Almost 30 years at her job apparently wasn’t enough to prevent Sandy Nelson from being replaced by the Harper government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. READ

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