Jenn Gearey
Jenn Gearey is currently on maternity leave and enjoys the opportunity to freelance. She has worked as a journalist, political staffer, public servant, and ran in the 2011 federal election for the Conservatives. Any opinions in this piece are her own. @JennGearey

Entries by Jenn Gearey

What the Lives of Iraqi Minorities Can Teach Us About the Current Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 11:39 PM

Iraq is beset with bombs, fighting, slaughter, and terrified minorities. In the international community's eye, this fight seemed suddenly to begin with terrorized Yazidis on a mountain. But to understand the current crisis, we need to consider the ongoing constitutional and legal challenges faced by Iraqi minorities.

To some peoples'...

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Syrian Refugees Are a Shock To Lebanon's System

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:35 PM

"Lebanon is like a beautiful woman, everyone wants her but she is turning ugly". This was my introduction to the country, with my taxi driver Khalil referring to the swell of Syrian refugees.

The enormous influx of Syrian refugees has been difficult for the Lebanese people, and an acerbic taste...

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Should Canada Fear North Korea?

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 9:59 AM

There is perhaps no greater insult than for the global community to ignore your country's threats to nuke a handful of other countries. But for many years, some would say North Korea's attempts at nuclear intimidation have gone relatively neglected. In fact, the U.S. has gone to war over much...

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Should Quebec Shame Me Out of Speaking English?

(95) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:01 AM

"Ici on gagne à parler français" -- it was a Government of Québec campaign in 2011, to promote the use of French language when doing business. But Madame Pauline Marois has inflamed this campaign in an apparent attempt to kill the English language in Québec.

From trying to wither...

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