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With Politicians like these... Part V


So apparently the Conservative Party is jumping on the bandwagon that Justin Trudeau assaulted Ruth Ellen Brosseau and saying that it's the worst thing they've seen in the House of Commons.

The video (IMO) speaks for itself, and it looks like he bumped into her by accident, but it's not my place to judge what happened.

In contrast, the Rona Amprose and the Conservative Party of Canada voted against a motion to build a national plan to address violence against women. It's hard to take these politicians seriously when lose it over what looks like an ...

Welcome to the Apocalypse!

Well, that is probably what the Conservative Party of Canada, and the alt-right of Canada would have you believe.

The rest of us are enjoying sunny ways and sunny days!

Congratulations Canada!

Old Stock Canadians

Stephen Harpers #OldStockCanadians probably doesn't refer to First Nations or Vikings.

It might include English, French, Spanish, Dutch or other groups that first came to Canada in the colonial era. I wonder if it includes the Chinese who helped connect the coasts via rail, and suffered for it. Or the slaves who escaped to Canada in the gap between the British Empire ended slavery and the US ending it.

Does it include all of the refugees who came over during WWI or WWII? Or any of the other wars since then? My Canada includes all of these people, and ...

Criminalizing Curiousity

First a little background, I work in information security, and have since 2003.  I currently manage a web security team at Mozilla, and work on a range of sites and services, and in the past I have worked in global finance (HSBC Canada, and HSBC Software Delivery), and for the Government of Manitoba.  I have built a career on helping protect and defend exactly the sort of systems that were affected by the Heartbleed sotware bug.

As a bug, Heartbleed was pretty bad (not exactly the 11/10 that Schneier described), but serious.  There have been a ton of write-ups ...

With Politicians Like These... Part II

Today CBC reported that the Canadian Government declined to provide information on which software is banned for use on Canadian Government systems, and open source alternatives.

Peter Van Loan (Government House Leader, MP - York-Simcoe) reported that it was not feasible as it would require a manual inventory.

"In order to produce such information to the level of detail requested, organizations would need to manually verify each and every hardware item maintained by the organization," Government House Leader Peter Van Loan said in his response.  "The collection and compilation of such data would take several months. Therefore, it is not possible ...