​From Paris to Canada to Beirut – We Aren’t “Civilized” (And What We Can Do Change That)
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​From Paris to Canada to Beirut – We Aren’t “Civilized” (And What We Can Do Change That)

Genuine reflection on foreign policies and interventions, rather than blame-mongering, needed in wake of Beirut, Paris attacks   As news filters out of Paris today and the pieces start to come together, that one piece of information is finally there: One of the suicide bombers had an express passport and came in with other Syrian … Continue reading

André Picard Defends Your Right to a Safer Abortion
Politics / Social issues

André Picard Defends Your Right to a Safer Abortion

Remember that time Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he wouldn’t reopen the abortion debate? So, while the Harper Government has technically upheld its word, it hasn’t exactly honoured the spirit of said promise.  The Harper Government has pursued the pro-life agenda by stealth, whether it’s by inflating the issue of “sex-selective abortion” and femicide (a … Continue reading

Canada Has a Diversity Problem in Government – And Ontario’s Elections Just Proved It (Again)
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Canada Has a Diversity Problem in Government – And Ontario’s Elections Just Proved It (Again)

On Monday, October 27th, municipal elections were held across Ontario. In a shocking twist, our country’s largest city – Toronto – decided to vote in a middle-aged, white, male as their mayor. Yes, you. Sarcasm aside, no one should actually be surprised, given Canada’s pathetic record when it comes to female representation in politics. A … Continue reading

Bill C36 – That time that a Conservative MP used a woman’s rape story to serve his political agenda
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Bill C36 – That time that a Conservative MP used a woman’s rape story to serve his political agenda

It’s only Day 2 of the C36 hearings at the House of Commons Justice Committee in Ottawa, but the hearings around legislation that would “reduce demand for prostitution, deter participation and ultimately abolish it,” are already a study in insensitivity and condescension. Conservative MP Robert Goguen, centre. Left: Conservative MP Bob Dechert as puzzled as … Continue reading