Bud Sambasivam

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Is Canada Discouraging Good Teachers?

(9) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 11:15 PM

Imagine this. A three-year-old child is seated in a room with a Smarties box on the table in front of her. When asked what she thinks is in the box, she replies "Smarties", of course. But when she opens the box she finds pencil crayons.

Now picture an adult,...

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Hey Taxpayers, Guess Who Foots the Bill For Arctic Oil Spills?

(4) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 8:37 AM

Last week the Canadian Government closed biding from oil companies to explore 905,000 hectares in the Arctic Ocean. The area is equivalent to 1.1 million football fields.

After 20 years of inactivity, a new wave of exploration is expected. In the wake of the

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Spanking Iran Won't Get Canada Far

(4) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 8:26 AM

In advance of discussions in Moscow to dissuade Iran's nuclear ambitions, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird convened ambassadors in Ottawa from countries negotiating with Iran. In an ironic display of diplomatic wrangling, the Minister pressed for an aggressive stance against Iran.

The Moscow talks involve the P5+1...

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Are Women More Ready Than Men to be Parents?

(8) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 8:03 AM

"Are you ready for fatherhood?" my friend emailed me. "Feel free to answer yes, but then I will know you are either a fool or a liar!"

I read my friend's email to my wife, covering my soon-to-be-father nervousness with a chuckle. It's not like I shouldn't have seen...

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This Climate's Not Changing Fast Enough for Us to Care

(28) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 5:00 PM

"Although the federal government has begun to lower greenhouse gas emissions, right now the reductions are not happening fast enough to meet the 2020 target," Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan said in a report tabled in the House of Commons, according to the Canadian Press.

Shortly after Minister of...

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Why Jailing my Sex Abuser Won't Help

(37) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 7:39 AM

I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. From the time I was 11 until 16 years old, a family friend trapped me in prolonged abuse. Over the last 15 years I have disclosed the abuse to my family and friends, sought many hours of counseling, and this past Christmas...
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