Thursday, October 23, 2008

TV made in Ontario matters

I was bummed to have missed TVO's AgendaCamp that was in Windsor last weekend. I don't get much opportunity to watch The Agenda but I wish I did as I am a policy-wonk wannabe. As well, I think the steps that the show has taken to involve viewers in meaningful policy discussion through email, twitter, AgendaCamp, etc is really quite commendable.

The state of manufacturing economy was the theme of Monday's live broadcast from the Windsor Art Gallery. The state of manufacturing is on many minds in town and also on their cars. Bumper stickers reading, "Out of a job yet? Keep buying foreign!" can be seen on many bumper stickers in town - sometimes even on foreign cars.

While I understand some of the reasons behind the frustration of the CAW who I believe distributed these bumper stickers, the meanacing tone of the message just puts me off. I much prefer an apparantly homemade sticker that I saw on a car this morning, "Made in Canada Matters."

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Any local charities accept clothes beyond wear?

I'm in the process of purging my home of clothing that I no longer wear. Items in good shape are heading to the Sally Ann. My question is, are there any local charities that accept clothes that are beyond wearing to be reused as scrap fabric? If you do, could you leave a comment?