Tag Archives: social justice

Does Canada need an “Aboriginal Inquiry”?

Of course we do! Too much controversy flows around the question of whether or not we need a formal inquiry into the disproportionate numbers of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. Why not? Most responses to this question range … Continue reading

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Celebrating ‘the rainbow’

Toronto just hosted World Pride Week 2014, and I’m feeling proud to be Canadian. Especially in Ontario, where not only have we just elected our first female premier, but she’s openly gay, and behaves as if it’s the norm. Now … Continue reading

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Ah, insurance! Let me count the ways…

These days we’re seeing an increasing consciousness about ‘mental health’ issues.  We seem less aware of how such issues can affect insurability – or even employability.  The same could be said about physical ailments.  So when I think about the … Continue reading

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Politicians accountable?

The other night I watched a movie called “Margaret’s Museum”.   It’s the first movie in a long time that made me ache.  Not cry – though almost.  Just ache, with a kind of profound sorrow. There was the sorrow of … Continue reading

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