Free Speech Or Hate Speech

There was a substantial protest last night outside a downtown Toronto library demonstrating against an author speaking her views on gender identity. The event went ahead as planned, following a great deal of media attention, weeks of protest, a hefty on-line petition in opposition, and ‘no place for hate’ signs liberally taped up through the […]

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Foreseeable Future

We got what we deserved. Canada is — and has long been —  a country of regional differences; a nation divided and subdivided by issues, language, heritage and lifestyle. A peace-making nation, politely respected around the world, this country’s growth has been fostered by immigration and, often, hindered by partisan politics. Monday’s federal election delivered a […]

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Meaningful Communication

I wrote, right here, about a month back, about a letter-writing project I was, again, launching. A few years ago, a brave group of souls undertook a commitment to communicate with total strangers by handwritten letter. The response to a new writing project, this time, was favourable, but in the process I received a nasty […]

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