I am blessed to live in a quiet sanctum and neighbourhood that are agreeable to going about my writing and research undisturbed. One afternoon I nearly jumped out of my clothes when that serenity was suddenly shattered by an enormous pounding reminiscent of a doorbusting riot squad. I always expected when the Nazi SS came for me it would be a 5 o’clock morning surprise, not … [Read more...]
CBC and Hate Crimes Stats: The Sky is Falling!
Reading the headline from CBC, you'd think the sky was falling and that Canada was plagued by an epidemic of so-called "hate crimes". CBC - Hate Crime Reports Jump by 42% in Canada I've got to admit, it makes for a compelling heading, even if it is incredibly misleading. But the scary rhetoric doesn't stop there. The first line of the story sounds even worse! The … [Read more...]