Entries by Bernie Farber from 05/2012

War Criminals -- At Any Age -- Should Be Punished

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada

This week Canadian and international media reported on new evidence against an alleged Nazi war criminal living in Ormstown, Quebec. For the sake of the victims, we must demand continued justice with no get-out-of-jail- free card for perpetrators who have reached old age.

Bullies Know no Politics

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada

I am pleased to see the need to finally address bullying in law is before the Ontario legislature, but sadly, there have been some who for political purposes want to delay Bill 13. This is not a bill with which to play politics.

No Dogs and Jews Allowed

| Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

In cottage country, and even on Toronto's beaches up to the mid 1950s, it was common to see signs that read "No Dogs or Jews Allowed." Though we, as a nation, have made great strides in the name of human rights for all, we cannot be complacent. There cannot be justice for Jews if there is not justice for everyone.

Human Rights Museum Plans to Bring New Meaning to "Never Again"

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Politics

After the Holocaust, we said "never again." After the Vietnam War, we said "never again." After Cambodia, we said "never again." But time and time again, we've gone back on our word. When will we, as a nation, and a people, stand up and say, "enough is enough?"

This 22-Year-Old's Battle for Life

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada

Courtney's story is one of struggle and hope. While she was attending McGill University in 2009 she fell ill and simply couldn't shake it. Doctors finally diagnosed Courtney with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Courtney's life came tumbling down around her.

Let the Bully Bloggers Talk Amongst Themselves

| Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada

It was difficult for bullies to gain a public pulpit. Letters to newspapers were closely monitored to ensure that slander and intimidation were not published. Magazines and television likewise; the professional mainstream media for the most part undertook the responsibility to self-regulate. Today anyone can publish virtually anything, and personal attacks are de rigueure.