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How dignity lost its shirt in high office
Friday August 5th, 2016
An Ontario family, out camping in Gatineau Park near Ottawa last weekend, was startled to cross paths with the Prime Minister and his family enjoying a cave-exploration excursion. As is his wont, Justin Trudeau greeted the Godby family members with affability and enthusiasm. And then he posed for the now-obligatory selfie with one of the Godby children. It apparently did not occur ...
The bureaucrats killed CanLit
Wednesday July 8th, 2015
CanLit, our sobriquet for Canadian literature, had not yet been coined when I was an undergrad studying English Language and Literature at the University of Toronto in the early 1960s. To my cohort, “literature” meant the British and American canons, since identifiably Canadian writing (all of which had heretofore fitted onto a single shelf in the university bookstore) was th...
First Nations territorial policy is none of our business
Thursday November 6th, 2014
The Kahnawake Mohawk council has a law that bans all “mixed race” couples from living on its Montreal-area territory. Violation of the policy may result in eviction and/or the cutting off of benefits. The Supreme Court of Canada is to rule on whether or not Waneek Horn-Miller and six other plaintiffs were deprived of their Charter rights after being ordered to leave Kahnawake...
Chinese signs, native ‘medicine,’ niqabbed women — a busy week on the multicultural front
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
On the multiculturalist front, there was no dearth of news and opinionating this week. One news item deserves mention simply because the attached opinion was so breathtakingly wrong, a product of the extreme political correctness that inhibits rational thought where aboriginal culture is concerned (and justly condemned as such in the National Post’s Monday editorial). ...
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