The Charter at 30

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. w00t! As a gay man I credit the Charter for the advancement of a culture and society…

Falun Gong is homophobic

Earlier this week I went out for fish and chips with my friend Andrew, his husband Alex, and our buddy Margaret. We’d heard good things about Dundas Fish & Chips…

Dispatch from Occupy Kelowna

Today I was checking out the sites in Downtown Kelowna when I happened up on the Occupy Kelowna demonstration. “It’s about giving 99 per cent of the people a voice,”…

Food Stamps in Canada

I always thought it was an American thing, but apparently the provincial government issues food vouchers to assist people in dire need. They are government issued vouchers which can be…

BC’s last execution

April 28, 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of British Columbia’s last execution. Leo Anthony Mantha was a tugboat operator and former sailor. He was gay and wanted to have a…

Minimum wage laws = theft

As of April 15, 2009 British Columbia will have the lowest minimum wage in Canada and BC premier, Gordon Campbell, has no plans to increase it from the current rate…