In December of last year the Federal Government announced that it would require all applicants to the Canada Summer Jobs Program to agree to a formal attestation that: Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other … Continue reading Abortion, Federal Funding and Religious Freedom
This blog post is a continuation of a previous post. “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, at the alt-right? ... You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent.” – Donald Trump This was a particularly … Continue reading Whataboutism
You need to listen to that speech. Aug 28, 1963. You’ve heard parts of it. You could likely quote some of it, but you need to hear the whole thing. Take 17 min, click here tonight and listen to it. It is a homiletical masterpiece, a speech that defined a movement. It expresses so poetically … Continue reading Taking a Stand Against Racism is a Meaningless Gesture
There has been a lot said in the media about Omar Kadhr since his $10.5 million dollar settlement with the Federal government was announced earlier this month and not all of it was true. As John Oliver says, "memes aren't facts." You need to be careful who you listen to, so consider the following summary … Continue reading Even Justice For An Enemy
I saw something on my news feed last week (Twitter feed to be exact) that I didn’t know still existed. On Sunday, July 9th, The Klu Klux Klan held a rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Pictures are said to be worth thousands of words but Nilüfer Demir's picture of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, found dead on the coast of Turkey could be worth millions of words. On Wednesday this week Alan, his brother and mother all drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from Syria to Turkey. Only his father survived. … Continue reading Humanity Washed Up on Shore
I spent a few lovely days in Quebec last week and saw an amazing political spectacle in “la Belle Province” that is barely showing up in the press here in Ontario. Quebec premiere Pauline Marois recently announced that, in a few weeks, the Parti Quebecois will introduce the “Charter of Quebec Values” which will be … Continue reading Morally Neutral? Mon Derrierre!