Unpublished Letters & Articles

Context on Thaw in U.S. - Cuba Relations

December 18, 2014

The underlying reasons for the Obama administration’s decision to lift the fifty year trade embargo on Cuba have yet to be revealed but the move was long overdue. Perhaps it will repair some of the damage caused by a succession of U.S. governments’ relentless hostility towards the fiercely-independent island nation.

Canada on the Wrong Side of History

Canada on the Wrong Side of History

As published in the Toronto Star: Nov. 7, 2014

Swedish government recognizes state of Palestine, Oct. 31

Sweden has openly joined the other 135 nations who accept the reality of a Palestinian state, people and government. Only Israel, Canada, the U.S. and maybe El Salvador think otherwise.

Reality-Based Self-Defense

Reality-Based Self-Defense at Canterbury Community Centre

As published in Vistas: October 2014

SHORT FICTION

Fiction:

“Election Day” The Danforth Review: July, 2012.

“What the Sea May Hide” Static Movement / Death’s Head Grin: August, 2012.

“Old Dikky and the Sea Things” Blood Moon Rising: October, 2012.

“The Congo Exorcist”: Static Movement: May, 2013 / Morpheus Tales: July, 2013.

“Follow the Glen Brook Trail”: Naashwak Review: December 2014.

"Wrong side of the River": Honorable Mention - Ottawa Crime Writers Association Short Story Contest: June 2016.

Reason for 9/11

Reason for 9/11

As published in the Ottawa Sun: September 13, 2014 and the Toronto Star: September 22, 3014.

I don’t think that 9/11 was a CIA inside job or a Zionist conspiracy. That being said, the evidence behind the official explanation is implausible. Of course, it is a given that the victims of 9/11 are innocents and their killers need to be punished as severely as the criminal law allows.

Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

Open Letter to Graham Fraser - Canada’s Commissioner of Official Languages:

As published in the Victoria Standard: August, 2014.

Dear Mr. Fraser,

You are a logical choice as Canada’s French language advocate considering clan Fraser’s ancient Norman ancestors. However, our Celtic forbears originally spoke not English or French, but Gaelic; a language that now enjoys strong public and even government support in Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland. It pleases me to report that nearly all local road signs in central and western Cape Breton are printed solely in Gaelic and English.

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

Vote Your Conscience – Don’t Vote Strategically

As published in the Victoria Standard: June 23, 2014

Canada Justifies and Mythologizes Afghanistan Tragedy

Canada Justifies and Mythologizes Afghanistan Tragedy

As published in Media Co-op: May 28 2014

Now that the regular troops have returned and the celebrations are over, it is time to restate some facts about recent events in Afghanistan because Canada’s elite academics and corporate journalists are busily sanitizing and valorizing Canada’s role in this bloody travesty. One hundred and fifty-six Canadians died in Afghanistan so we need an acceptable mythology to justify the next round of sacrifice.

Harper, Nicholson, Fantino & MacKay: There’s No “Bread” - Let Veterans Eat Cake

Harper, Nicholson, Fantino & MacKay: There’s No “Bread” - Let Veterans Eat Cake

As published in the Media Co-op: May 28, 2014

“Nothing over the centuries has more often been urged than the social rewards of hardship, urged by those who will not have to suffer it.”

Jim Flaherty’s Future

Jim Flaherty’s Future

As published in the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Sun, The Victoria Standard and the Toronto Star: March 22, 2014

As Jim Flaherty retires to “private life”, I wish him a speedy recovery from his lingering illness. Missing from the goodbye accolades is any mention of Flaherty’s greatest failure. Whether sick or healthy; Flaherty lacked the will to take any serious steps to collect the billions in unpaid taxes that sit safely in foreign tax shelters.

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