Author Archives: LProudfoot

On the Picket Line

Haven’t been on my soapbox for quite some time.  Still lots of issues I care about – but mostly I’ve been ranting over on Facebook and/or Twitter instead of here…. way more followers there  🙂 But I’m on strike – … Continue reading

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Blame the refugees

Was just reading an article about changes to Autism treatment funding for Ontario children and there we go …apparently some Canadians  blame the refugees for that too. Homelessness? Blame the refugees. Cuts to – well, anything –  blame the refugees. … Continue reading

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Rona Ambrose (now) supports #MMIW Inquiry

Seriously? WHY is this woman’s face plastered all over my social media feeds as if anything she says is worth sharing? She, her boss, and her party were the very people that stripped the funding from the Sisters in Spirit Initiative in … Continue reading

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A question of loyalty

One of the tactics those who support the continuing leadership of Tom Mulcair are using is to accuse anyone who questions it of being disloyal to the party. Seriously, folks? Loyalty to a cause should not take the form of blind obedience and unquestioning … Continue reading

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NDP Election Result

So…depending on who you ask, the NDP’S 19-October election results were terrible (we lost more than half our seats, OMG!!); the second-best ever (we got 44 seats!!!), or widely successful (the goal was to get rid of Harper, after all). … Continue reading

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Simcoe North All Candidates Debate – Midland Cultural Centre

Those who follow my blog (ha! Hi, mom! And Stephanie!) may be surprised to hear that I am no longer ~fond~ of the NDP in Simcoe North and that, while I continue to support them federally and hope for – … Continue reading

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Final event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week

Seriously? How is that even possible? That this weekend could be the “final” event of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission just boggles my mind. I have watched The Apology repeatedly. I have read the text. I have followed the work … Continue reading

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MMIW “it isn’t really high on our radar, to be honest”

Yes, Mr. Prime Minister – why don’t we be honest? The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women is not high on your radar because the current situation is perfectly acceptable to you and your party as it is, with … Continue reading

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CSC Response to Ashley Smith Inquest Recommendations

So, the Federal cons and CSC have rejected key recommendations from the Ashley Smith inquest jury….. anyone surprised? Anyone? I thought not. It was clear throughout the Inquest that there was little motivation on their part to change anything – and, … Continue reading

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My thoughts about #OttawaShooting

First things first – I feel nothing but grief and sadness for the family of Nathan Cirillo. I am so very sorry for their loss. And for the family of Patrice Vincent. I am so very sorry for their loss. … Continue reading

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