Home

Opinion

 

Welcome to my SECOND site.

Depending on how you landed here, I hope you also visit my original site Cancer Research 101 that is dedicated to discussions about cancer research, a subject that occupied the last 20 or more years of my professional life.

Once the blogging bug hit, I of course realized there were many other things that I had opinions about (what me?), and that I might like to write about periodically. So I decided to start this new, separate and distinct site on my webpage about other things that interest me, or that peak my curiosity, or that plain out make me angry, but that don’t really fit the theme of my main cancer research site.

So, welcome to my newest undertaking: A Place for Some of the Other Stuff I Care About…

Should it be Mandatory for Canadians to Vaccinate their Kids?

ca0811measles2_190338

Unless you are living under a rock, it cannot have escaped your notice that there are two very important things happening in the world of children’s communicable diseases. One is that there are an increasing number of devotees to the absurd position that vaccines do more harm than good and who accordingly choose NOT to vaccinate their children. Let’s (charitably) call them the anti-vaccination zealots. The second is that there are now outbreaks of diseases …

Canada’s Proposed “FAIR” Elections Act is Anything But Fair

voterballot.jpg

Volumes have been written over the past month or so, almost all of it highly critical and extremely negative, about the Bill being ram-rodded through the Canadian Parliament, known as the “Fair Elections Act”. The actual Bill, known as C-23 is formally entitled An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts and can be found in its entirety here. The Bill For those like …

Quebec’s Proposed New Charter of Values is Pure Hypocrisy

Much has already been written, and far more is yet to come over the weeks and months ahead, about the proposed Charter of Quebec Values that has just been unveiled by Quebec’s Premier, Pauline Marois and her Parti Quebecois (PQ) government. For those that are not familiar with Quebec politics, a subject too complicated for this post, let’s just suffice it to say that the Parti Quebecois stands, at its heart, for the defining of …

Guns Don’t Kill People. KIDS Kill People…

In my TwitterFeed a couple of days ago was a link to a short article from Memphis entitled No charges after gun goes off in Tenn. school. It told of a gun that went off accidentally in a 5-year old’s school backpack, in the school’s cafeteria. As the title says, no charges were laid: apparently the gun was innocently taken from a closet in the kid’s home, no harm was intended and all seems to …