Neither Carrot Nor Stick: Still refusing to vote in the Ontario election

Submitted anonymously to Northshore Against all expectations, the Ontario provincial election is shaping up to be politically interesting. I don’t ever vote and I encourage others to also abandon any remaining faith in electoral democracy. If you don’t care much about which party leads the province, since you intend to oppose them no matter what, you don’t need to pay attention to the details of party politics. However, in Ontario, Read More …

New Zine: What’s a Justin Trudeau? On Social Peace and Canadian Nationalism

This text was written in Spring 2017 as an attempt at using the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a case study to understand the project that is Canada and how the so-called “Canadian identity” has been structured over the last sixty years. Trudeau II’s aura has faded somewhat since then. Although he is still able to position himself as a champion of a “proudly progressive Canadian-ness”, his cancelling of the Read More …