sergakis

A Montreal bar owner made quite an impression this week when he announced the creation of a coalition of business owners to combat homelessness in the downtown. In an article on the CBC about the coalition, Peter Sergakis, owner of Station des Sports and Sky Bar among others, was made to appear as though he was “waging war on homeless people” and that he was only out for his own interests…

humanrights

I never expected to say this, but for the first time during Stephen Harper’s reign, I’m happy he has a majority. You see, last week, while we were all focused on Harper’s undemocratic budget bill, the Conservatives were busy strengthening our democracy. Conservatives voted unanimously to repeal section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act with no help from the opposition, save one Liberal…

obama-same-sex-marriage

Cheers from queers and their allies were heard around the world last week when American President Barack Obama publicly declared his support (albeit limited) for same-sex marriage. In the media circus that followed, one man, Tony Perkins, led the charge against Obama’s “evolved” views. (Perhaps because he himself does not believe in evolution.) Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, an ordained hate group in the US…