Your party’s anti-Israeli resolution is aimed at you, Ms. May

There is an argument to be made that the Green Party is anti-Semitic

Your party’s anti-Israeli resolution is aimed at you, Ms. MayDear Green Party leader Elizabeth May: You seem like a good person. You seem to be honest. You are the kind of thoughtful person we need in public life. So, you should quit. Now, that may sound a little contradictory. But it isn't at all. Because the problem with the Green Party of Canada isn't…

How to cope during these emotionally exhausting times

Terrorism, racism, police shootings, climate change, Trump: how much more of this do we have to take?

How to cope during these emotionally exhausting timesIf there is one big theme over this summer’s Facebook posts, coffee discussions, e-mails with friends and family, and media over-exposure, it’s the reality that it’s all becoming too much! Horrific Islamic State attacks, racialized police shootings and revenge ambushes, the consecutive parade of hotter and hotter months as climate change ups the ante against…

Canada Post is keeping bad company

Does business with a man who promotes Holocaust denial, racism, homophobia and sexual assault

Canada Post is keeping bad companyDoes Judy Foote care about racism and Holocaust denial? She must. She’s a veteran of politics, and has been in the game for a couple decades, both in Ottawa and in her home province of Newfoundland. She won re-election in 2015 with 82 per cent of the vote. She has clearly been effective, or she…

Trump-style racism can be found in Canada, too

Canadians shouldn't feel too superior to Americans: there are examples of Trump-style racism in our past

Trump-style racism can be found in Canada, tooCanadians don’t like Donald Trump. From the prime minister right on down to your average Canadian citizen, we don’t like the things that the Republican presidential candidate says.  At all. We don’t like his use of vulgarities to describe women (he calls them “fat pigs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals").  We don’t like what he has…

The brouhaha over Greece, Iran and Atticus Finch

The brouhaha over Greece, Iran and Atticus FinchAs July dwindles down into August, here are a few personal reflections on three of the month’s big stories – Greece, Iran, and the brouhaha about Atticus Finch. It was obvious from the get-go that Greece was placing all its chips on the belief that the Northern Europeans, particularly the Germans, would ultimately agree to…
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