What we do is a good indicator of who we are as Canadians. Are we peacekeepers? Or are we “dogs of war”?Continue reading
When I look at the people I've known over the years, I see a myriad of relationships in a staggering variety of formulations. Each is an expression of "family" as unique in its complexity as a fingerprint. And each of those "fingerprints" has a mother attached to it
At this point the #PMSH’s words became inaudible as the sound of hell freezing over drowned out everything else. #PMSH #AprilFoolsContinue reading
There was a time when I thought that if the media spent as much time looking at the positive things that happen in the world as they do endlessly looping video of a tragedy that the world wouldn’t seem to be so dark and dangerous. I still think that. But a recent column by Emma Teitel about “hate clicking” made me think about something else.Continue reading
Remembrance Day is not only for the fallen. It should remind us of the ongoing obligation we have to support the veterans who have served in all capacities and who continue to bear the physical and psychological scars of their sacrifice for all of us.Continue reading
Stephen Harper could have made sure that the men and women he appointed to the Senate were of the highest calibre; that they represented a broad cross-section of Canadian thought, experience, and character; that, given a position of highest trust, they would conduct themselves by the highest ethical standards.
This is what happens when ideology trumps ethics.
The ticker at the bottom of the CBC News screen read “Harper not swayed by senators’ pleas.” Why should that matter?Continue reading
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about writing this series of articles is that I can do it with a bit of wry humour. But I know that, like Michael J. Fox’s new show, that humour doesn’t always work.
And I was reminded while watching it that that’s okay.
It’s been twelve years since the tragedy of 9/11. Has the world learned anything? Dictators still murder their own people. Tens of thousands still die of the effects of poverty. But … if you give even one extra thought to even one of them, then something has changed, something important. Lets keep that change alive.Continue reading
So here’s the question – As an adult, if pot/marijuana/weed were legal, regulated and sold in the same way that alcohol is, would you buy it? Cast your vote.Continue reading