I note an opinion piece in yesterday's Toronto Star by James Travers on the present state of our democracy. I have some concerns of my own about some of the issues Travers raises, and it makes me happy to note the elements of constructive-minded hope he included in that article. If there's anything we need right now, it's hope and useful advice.
On what may be a related note, you might want to look at some thoughts of one of our saner and more attentive neighbours in the States, science fiction author David Brin. Whether or not, it's part of a shared problem is something worth a bit of debate.
Moving on to less worrisome issues...
Believe it or not, someone's trying to keep track of comics/manga/BD/graphic novel sales in Canada, of Canadian-produced work. The latest instance of that can be found care of the Sequential Blog. You might find something worth reading therein.
Closing out: congratulations to all the nominees and winners at the Genie Awards last night! You people sweated the sweats of the damned and the blessed alike to get that far, never mind whether or not you got the statuary, and you deserve a lot more than you're getting!