Syria’s chemical weapons create job openings

Now that the diplomats are close to an agreement that would see Syria turn over its chemical weapon stockpile, the hard part begins. Step one is finding someone to do it. I suggest the following advertisement. This bit of satire fits in well with today’s Daily Prompt. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raisedContinue reading “Syria’s chemical weapons create job openings”

Canada first to withdraw from UN drought convention; not very Christian on Maundy Thursday Mr. Harper

The Government of Canada, under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper and by order of Cabinet, has become the first and only country to withdraw from the United Nations convention that studies and fights world drought.  All 194 member nations and the European Union are signatories of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. This decisionContinue reading “Canada first to withdraw from UN drought convention; not very Christian on Maundy Thursday Mr. Harper”

Canada best in G20 for women – or is it?

In a poll of 370 gender experts from around the world conducted by TrustLaw, Canada gets high praise for gender-equality. But as this article points out, there may be more to it than meets the eye.   Canada is particularly prone to be seen through a mythical lens,” says Dr. Lahey, because it was rankedContinue reading “Canada best in G20 for women – or is it?”