Dad: Boss and Owner (owning your kids?)

In some households, dad is boss. In one Ontario household, the dad is not happy with just being the boss; he insists that he owns his kids. In a fight with the Ontario school board on the right to pull his children from courses that may be out of line with his traditional Christian beliefs, the most appalling aspect of this case is the man’s following More...

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By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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A Job’s a Job? by Rants and Raves

The Canadian government, in the midst of massive cuts to federal programs and layoffs of the public service, is introducing changes to its Employment Insurance policies which would force those who are on EI to take More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, February 27th, 2012
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Lights, Camera, Cabinet (Canada’s politics on video)

In these uncertain times of political unrest, economic uncertainty and raging debates about retirement age, it’s nice to know that Canadian members of Parliament are taking time out to discuss something which More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, February 17th, 2012
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The issue of wealth: money? time? freedom? privacy?

The Wealthy Barmaid may be an eye-catching title for an article which was posted to Yahoo’s website (http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/wealthy-barmaid-s-rrsp-is-2-income-properties.html)but a closer read of More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Fighting the fighting issue in hockey

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, has spoken out against fighting in hockey, saying that it doesn’t have a role in the game that he so loves as a Canadian. He underlines the skill aspect of the More...

By Mika Oehling On Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Skinny is not healthy – Rants & Raves

The Globe and Mail Hot Button blog, a column designed merely to get attention by shocking and appalling audiences, making it the Fox News of the website, ran a headline yesterday stating that family members should More...

By Mika Oehling On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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The War on Christmas – Rants & Raves

The Colbert Christmas special last year featured country star Toby Keith singing a song about the War on Christmas, where he denounces the change from Christmas to Holiday and tries to take back Christmas for the More...

By Mika Oehling On Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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Suffer the little children (The spoiled brats of Halloween)

If there was a doubt in your mind as to whether or not children these days are spoiled, let it be swiftly erased with a look at a letter a group of children from Oshawa wrote to one of their neighbours the day after More...

By Mika Oehling On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Great reads for November 11th – Veteran’s Day

The following is a list of books that I recommend for any person interested in reading more about the two world wars. It’s by no means exhaustive, and there are many other great reads out there, but these More...

By Mika Oehling On Saturday, August 20th, 2011
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Get Some Writers (Remaking ‘Dirty Dancing’ -really?)

Hollywood needs to read the memo which states that audiences are sick of remakes. Upon hearing that the classic coming of age love story Dirty Dancing is going to be remade, I immediately had the same reaction as More...

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