I was tempted to touch this topic last year but decided against it. Anarchists in Hamilton are a relatively small problem. They usually pester the city with graffiti and anti-gentrification stickers but have remained mostly moderate and quiet. This past weekend the group crossed a line and put action to their ideas. On Saturday night upwards to 30 masked individuals marched down Locke Street. They carried a flag with the slogan “We Are The Ungoverned”, shouted and blocked traffic, and then damaged over $100k in vehicles and property. This small group has escalated into a more serious issue for the city. Welcome anarchists, you’ve entered the news cycle and caught our attention. Let’s talk.
The so-called Islamic State has issued threats to Canadians and specifically urged followers to attack on Canada Day. Should we be worried? The answer is no and there are two reasons why.
To most, celebrities and models are the first to mind when thinking of Canadian sex icons. Few women however, have had as big of an influence on sex in Canada as Sue Johanson. A public figure with talents in both entertainment and education, Johanson brought sex into the households of many spreading wisdom and shattering taboos. Continue reading
Canada’s history contains numerous chapters of domestic extremism. In Quebec the FLQ once terrorized the province by kidnapping politicians and bombing political targets. During the Oka Crisis tensions between the Indigenous and the settlers boiled over in dramatic waves of violence. Canada is no stranger to extremes on our soil and the most prominent form of violent ideological expression gripping our country today is Islamic Terrorism.
Canadians are racking up a ton of debt. As a whole the country’s debt to personal income ratio has been increasing yearly since the 1980s. Currently Canadians owe more than $1.50 for every dollar of income. With this ratio of +150%, it is evident many Canadians are struggling to stay on top of their spending. There are many reasons for increases in personal debt such as the rising cost of living. This article will not explore the external factors contributing to this trend but will recommend something that we all can do; keep better track of our funds. Continue reading
Canada in 2017 is spending big and revamping significant infrastructure essentials. Federal and Provincial funding across the country is contributing to massive projects geared towards building a more efficient and productive country. Many projects are already underway. Here 5 of the most significant and expensive currently in development. Continue reading
For 50 years Canada’s homicide rate has been on a downward trend. The likelihood of dying by murder continues to fall lower and lower. Canadians cities are getting safer. This is something we need to both realize and appreciate. Let’s look at the stats.