All posts by Andrea Houston

Bill C-36 is a Hate Law

What cruel irony that Bill C-36 will officially become law on Dec. 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, commemorating the 14 women who were massacred in Montreal in 1989. Bill C-36, the Harper government’s Orwellian-named The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, received royal assent on Nov. 6.

Pride as Political Prop

Despite Doug Ford still finding gay men kinda icky, he’s now promising – no, threatening – to march in Pride if elected on Oct 27. Speaking to the Toronto Sun on Oct 6, Ford even had the audacity to proclaim, “I’ll be the mayor of all the people,” a statement immediately followed by sneering judgment. “Do I approve of the nudity, of older men with potbellies walking around the street buck naked? No, I don’t approve of that,” he said.