Lalo Espejo

Lalo Espejo is a writer, monologist and political satirist whose work has appeared on CBC radio and campuses across Canada. See his videos and blogs at http://www.thelaloblog.com/index.html

After Iran, Ottawa to cut ties with North Vancouver

After expelling diplomats from Iran, Baird's leaving nothing to chance.

Americans, be vigilant. "Little Mosque" just the tip of the Canadian iceberg

 It's no surprise that American government officials are a humourless lot, but it never occurred to me that their humourlessness would lead them to believe that the plot lines of Little...

Charisma and values are not mutually exclusive

Ian Reid responds to my article on my surprise that the NDP will keep Carole James as the leader for the next provincial election by attacking me personally, saying “When a middle-aged, schlumpy and...

Really, BC NDP? Carole James is your final answer?

I'd really love to know what school of political strategy the BC NDP are from, because it's certainly not the one that teaches people how to win elections. The Liberals are on the verge of being neck...

Thanks for Nothing, Olympics

 One of these days, and I look forward to it, we're going to think about the fact that the torch relay began as Nazi propoganda. Sure, we have a new line to the airport, and I bet it plays well...

Please Don't Stifle the Australians!

The Australian team, who are now in the Athletes Village, unfurled a flag of a Kangaroo with boxing gloves from their balcony. But it's not an official flag of the Olympics! Team spirit at an...

Public Displays of Affectation: Dave Zirin on the Olympics

Dave Zirin is a rare animal indeed, and a bit of a shit disturber. He's a "political" sports writer who isn't willing to let sports off the hook for it's potential leadership role in bringing social...

Olympic Shaming 2.0

  When we criticize the city or the Olympics for certain inanities (curtailing of civil liberties, washing away 'graffiti' because city officials don't know what art is, or using military-grade...

Suck on it, Latvia!

Every day there seems to be a new needle in our eye. The latest is the Cypress Moutain closure.  The slopes of Cypress were not meant to be in  Olympic' hands until February 1st.  If...

Chickens End Vacation Early, Start Coming Home to Roost Before Olympics

Vancouverites who are looking forward to the Olympics haven't been thinking about the coming financial hangover, and there will be one.  Once the fanfare is done, and the Jamaican bobsled team...