Training soldiers how to endure torture and escape captivity is brutal and necessary

Recently, CBC news aired a story about abuse of Canadian soldiers on escape and evasion exercises in the 1980s and ‘90s. As so often happens with contemporary journalism, knowing nothing about the subject is no bar to blithering about it, and the reporters hunted around for a couple of talking heads … Read More

Tangerine Bank bungled its low cost credit card and customers are now paying for it

So you found a credit card that pays you for using it, offered by a hip bank, Tangerine, that wants to share its profits with its customers by providing 2% cashback on purchases in two categories of the customer’s choice, 1% back on all other purchase, a 1.5% foreign currency … Read More

Too many white kids are going to arts-focused schools … Really?

There are too many white kids going to Toronto’s publicly funded arts schools. That is the preliminary angle the Toronto Star ran with when it published this story on April 24, after receiving a copy of a soon to be published academic article produced by an associate professor at the … Read More

More Russian bear sightings in the Canadian Artic

The bears in question are Tupolev Tu-95 Russian bombers – with the NATO code-name “Bear.” So, what are Russian nuclear bombers doing mucking around in the Canadian Arctic? The Bear Bomber has been around since 1956, and was first intended as a nuclear bomber… and it carried some whoppers in … Read More

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