Controversy

A Politically Correct Nightmare: The School That Cancelled Halloween

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Halloween celebrations are cancelled at one Ontario school. No candy, no costumes, no fun. The reasoning behind this puzzling decision is supposedly one of inclusiveness, according to school administrators. The decision of the school board to cave in to these demands is political correctness on steroids.

Don't Worry About Political Correctness - Say What You Feel

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

Absolutely nobody benefits from the hateful, idiotic idea that repressing our genuine thoughts and feelings can ever be helpful to anyone -- so say what you feel. If you take a moment to articulate yourself clearly and without aggression, I absolutely guarantee that you'll be rewarded.

Would You Sedate Your Baby on a Cross-Atlantic Flight?

BabyPost | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

Last week on the Daily Mail's chat forum, someone posted an article written by a U.K. blogger who admitted she gave her daughter a sedative on a cross-Atlantic flight, just to get some peace and quiet. Cue chat room critics. I'll confess that I've done it.

Stop Using Kids as Door-to-Door Fundraisers

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Who hasn't bought some waxy, chocolate-covered almonds from a kid that was selling them door-to-door? As schools are increasingly looking for ways to raise funds due to funding cutbacks and otherwise, the topic of fundraising- by-child is not going away anytime soon. This model for getting money into the schools' coffers may be effective, but at what cost?

After Three Strikes, Rob Anders Should Be Out

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

For Rob Anders, who on Monday told an iPolitics reporter that Thomas Mulcair was in some way responsible for hastening Jack Layton's death, controversy is nothing new. He was once removed from a veteran's affairs committee for frequently falling asleep and showing disrespect for our veterans and was the sole member to speak out against Nelson Mandela's honorary Canadian citizenship.

The NFL's Always Had a Referee Problem

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Okay, so the NFL replacement refs are terrible. Missed calls everywhere. Questionable holding penalties that have decided games. Let's be real here: as awful as it's been, it's always been terrible. How many years have you sat on your couch and screamed at the TV because those Foot Locker employees missed an obvious penalty? How terrible are referees, in general, and across all sports?