How school systems respond to the pressure to be inclusive

Fundamental to human rights in Canada is access to a public education system that offers choice and quality to the taxpayers who pay for it

How school systems respond to the pressure to be inclusiveChoice and opportunity should be fundamental to public education, but sometimes the argument gets muddied by peculiar personal perspectives. We’ve seen an unprecedented movement in Canadian publicly-supported schools to accommodate the needs and rights of minority groups such as LGBTQ, with the introduction of gender-neutral bathrooms and curriculum updates. Social justice issues have taken up…

A tempest in a cultural appropriation teapot

For the CBC and others, a joke about cultural appropriation is more important than, you know, things like real racism

A tempest in a cultural appropriation teapotAll novelists are liars. Thieves, too. So said the late Mordecai Richler. My friend and I were in the dark at the back at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West, waiting to see the Minneapolis punk band Off With Their Heads. My friend had just told me the story of how, years ago, he…

A simple mistake shouldn’t lead to public shaming

Our society is very quick to throw stones of outrage at anyone who has made a mistake and instantly condemn their failings

A simple mistake shouldn’t lead to public shamingNEW YORK, N.Y., April 23, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Jeff Varner made a mistake. Who is Jeff Varner? He’s the Survivor contestant who revealed fellow castaway Zeke Smith was transgender during tribal council – the climax to every episode of the reality program when one person must be voted off the island. The fallout was immediate,…

Star power loses its lustre when talking politics

Meryl Streep’s misplaced speech at the Golden Globes demonstrates why most conservatives dislike Hollywood

Star power loses its lustre when talking politicsTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 10, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Thanks, Meryl Streep. Your speech at last Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards provided another reason why most conservatives dislike Hollywood. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, the talented actress used the forum to express her views on politics and the arts. Many liberals (and…

Does modern progressivism have a fatal flaw?

The rise of identity politics puts the focus on petty grievances and champions a group's narrow interests at the expense of the greater good

Does modern progressivism have a fatal flaw?EDMONTON, Alta. Nov. 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ – A large portion of voters in the U.S. and elsewhere are rejecting the progressive agenda, prompting a major rethink: is there a flaw in modern progressivism? The electoral victory of Donald Trump sent shock waves around the world. How, people wonder, could the U.S. electorate prefer The Donald, with all…