Give it up…

July 16, 2021 CBC News - Caitlyn Gowriluk Manitoba's Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier's comments on colonial history Two days after Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called colonial policies “well intentioned,” … [Read more...]

Blueprint for change…

June 30, 2021 Senate of Canada – Standing Committee on Human Rights Human Rights of Federally-Sentenced Persons - The human rights of people serving sentences must be at the heart of Canada’s correctional system if its goals of safety, … [Read more...]

People like me don’t belong…

June 16, 2021 National Newswatch - Joan Bryden, Canadian Press Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs Those departing public office and the House of Commons have a rare opportunity to speak perhaps without as … [Read more...]

Extremism…

June 14, 2021  Globe and Mail – Lawrence Martin American extremism is infiltrating Canada - and there’s no easy fix Martin reviews the events in the US and the points of the arrival of those extreme events here in Canada.  The question, … [Read more...]

For the little boy…

June 11, 2021 Toronto Star - Amira Elghawaby In honour of the Afzaal family, let’s take action now We have seen and heard much wailing and lamenting the death of four members of the Afzaal family.  The events are acknowledged as more than an … [Read more...]

No family…

June 9, 2021  A twitter from Amira Elghawaby Statement from the Afzal family who have lost four family members in hate attack… A statement no one should ever have to write.  … [Read more...]

Seriously?

May 31, 2021  Vancouver Sun Remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops residential school: First Nation - Students were sent to the school from as far away as Penticton, Hope, Mount Currie, Lillooet and even outside the province. The … [Read more...]

Hatred…

May 29, 2021 The Conversation (Queen’s University, Canada) - Izzeldin Abuelaish Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease This commentary is offered in the context of the Palestinian / Jewish conflict but can obviously be … [Read more...]

New patriotism…

May 25, 2021 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson Our Sense of Patriotism Has Changed Here is a poignant but forceful analysis of how we Canadians have changed over the year of confinement.  It is fortuitous that the article is coming with the May … [Read more...]

Eyes open…

May 19, 2021 CBC (BC) - Powerful anti-racism video encourages Asian Canadians to confront prejudice head-on Eyes Open video was produced for Asian Heritage Month “According to a report released in March by the Chinese Canadian National Council … [Read more...]