Elvira Truglia
Elvira Truglia is a Montreal writer and works in communications for social change, public engagement and community development.

Entries by Elvira Truglia

Health Care Must Do More To Address Environmental Sensitivities

(9) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 12:36 PM

It's already been 50 years since a health condition known as environmental sensitivities (ES) started to emerge. People with ES are the proverbial canaries in a coal mine -- warning the rest of the population of danger ahead, kind of like extreme weather.

It's time to start paying attention...

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Violence Against Women Is the Western World's Dirty Little Secret

(4) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:57 PM

There is still a lot of bad news for women since the Montreal Massacre, according to investigative journalist, feminist and filmmaker, Francine Pelletier. But there is also some good news: as a social struggle and in the media, feminism is making a comeback.

Speaking about women, violence...

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Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe Countries'?

(27) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:15 PM

Canadians love Mexico, especially when crystalized ice on window panes, trigger thoughts of sandy beach retreats from Canada's punishing winters. Over 1.9 million Canadians turn to Mexico as their getaway destination. In Mexico, thousands are seeking refuge from poverty and the human...

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Charter Doublespeak Endorses Poverty Not Equality

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 6:49 PM

The notion that equality between women and men will be served through banning religious symbols in the public service has so many ripped seams that even the best haute couture designer wouldn`t know where to start mending. But don`t we all want the separation of Church and State? On the...

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Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 6:17 PM

For Italians in Canada, family composition and cultural identity have tended to go hand in hand. But times may be changing for a community whose benchmark of identity has historically been the traditional nuclear family. According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics (2012), the nuclear family is...

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