The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via
Hazel McCallion, everbody.
92 years old,
34 years in office,
$0 in debt
$700 million in reserve
Eight prime ministers
But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.
Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but
- supports a Palestinian state
- supports Aids CHarities
- told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
- nick named Hurricane Hazel
- and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells folks to give that money to charity
I will always reblog this lady.
This woman is officially my new hero.
In regards to the flooding in the GTA yesterday, she apparently said that she hasn’t seen rain like that since her neighbour Noah was building a boat.
New hero in life.
A Saskatoon woman who identifies herself as transgender says a bridal shop in the city refused to let her try on dresses as she planned her wedding.
Rohit Singh says she was looking at outfits in Jenny’s Bridal Boutique but when she asked to try one on, she was refused.
Posting mostly in a cookies all around kind of way—respectful coverage from the CBC, and, shockingly, comments that make you want to go give Canada/the internet a hug. (Disclaimer: comments are, by default, sorted by highest-ranked, but of the fifty that I read, they were almost all lovely.) Good job, everybody.
Canada’s human rights hate speech laws are a constitutionally valid limit on freedom of expression, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a landmark judgment.
The judgment in the case of William Whatcott of Saskatchewan reaffirms the Canadian approach to hate speech, that it can be limited by law to address the problem of hate speech, unlike the American approach, in which speech cannot be limited except in the most extreme circumstances.
In upholding a definition of hatred first crafted by the Supreme Court in 1991, the current justices ruled that the hate speech section of Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code addresses a pressing and substantial issue, and is proportional to its objective of “tackling causes of discriminatory activity to reduce the harmful effects and social costs of discrimination.”
Good job, Canada. America’s ridiculous reverence for the right to say whatever you want, even when inciting hatred and attacks on others, is an embarrassment. There’s a balance to be struck, and I think that the US fosters hate under the banner of freedom of speech. Nice to see that other places are doing a better job of it than we are.
Cold Beer Breakfast. O Canada.
what is this i don’t even
Uh, it’s awesome. Obviously.
I respect your argument but Canada has a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur quarter.
MADE of awesome. Also, “I respect your arguement, but…” lines will never not make me giggle like a loon.
Definitive proof that Canada is more awesome than basically anywhere else. Sorry, rest of the world.
“I’m a Canadian.
We’re a quiet bunch; prone to enjoying hockey, drinking stronger beer than our friends south of the border, and lovers of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.
We also, apparently, have an inferiority complex when it comes to being evil dirt bags, because we’ve decided to pass our very own version of SOPA up here.
Meet Bill-C11. Formerly Bill C-32. (I think they thought if they made the number lower people would care less about it?)
But, as innocuous as it sounds, C-11 does a whole lot that SOPA did with a few extra twists you might not find in the Wikipedia write-up.
Like your PVR? You can’t keep it under C-11.
Like ripping CDs to your iPod? Say bye-bye.
Hey, do you want to be able to unlock your $500 smartphone and take it to a provider less dedicated to violating your wallet? That won’t be allowed either.
Did you get accused of internet piracy but no evidence has been presented and a trial date hasn’t even been set? Under C-11 your ISP will now be forced to terminate your internet access.
And people say that governments can’t be bought.
There are only 14 days left people. Get active.”
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament now. The letters are prewritten, you just need to click send.
Come on non-Canadian people, please signal boost this for your Canadian friends.
WTF, Canada. Not ok.
Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, speaking today in Toronto, indicates in no uncertain terms that the Government of Canada will take steps to unilaterally determine within Canada both the formal validity and essential validity of same-sex marriages notwithstanding lex loci domicilli (the law of each partner’s home jurisdiction).
That’s not playing by normal conflict of laws rules. The consequence is that in practice marriages have been and will remain valid in Canada but not, for example, Kansas, which generally offends the conflict of laws norm that something cannot be valid in one place but invalid in another.
By extension Canada is holding that the law in those places where same-sex marriage is not legal is flawed and, at least as far as Canada is concerned, should be ignored. It’s an interesting and legally aggressive approach: Canada says the gays are married, damn it, whether their home jursidictions want to call them that or not.
In a way it’s a neat little victory for same-sex marriage rights.
Dear Canada, I love you. <3
Today in Rick Perry Is A Fucking Genius.
Uh, but Canada’s America’s hat! Right? I mean, that means it’s, like, part of America or something, doesn’t it? …damnit.
Ninety percent of population is massed within 100 miles of northern American border.
Seems not to mind that one of its provinces has turned almost entirely French.
Excessive politeness only makes sense as cover for something truly sinister. But what?
Citizens seem strangely impervious to cold.
Not mentioned: I hear that their military rides forth not on mere horses or tanks, but on moose and wolves!