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I will celebrate Canada 150 in my own way, recognizing the struggles and steps forward of the past 150 years.
Homage is being paid to one of the greatest goddesses of the past, in the mountains of Central Italy. The Cybil or Cybele was the Magna Mater, the Mother of the Gods in the far east and then later in...
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It's never too late to shed light on the lesser known parts of Canada's history, pre- and post-Confederation.
On April 9, 1917, 100,000 Canadian soldiers fought at Vimy and 3,598 of those died -- the most Canadian deaths recorded in the war. A century later, it appears many have forgotten their sacrifice. Worse still, many like me (until recently) don't even know they have a link to the battle.
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Canadian indigenous people have been described as "ghosts of history," spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history, yet Canadians are fully aware that indigenous people were here long before the arrival of the Europeans.
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Mont-Saint-Michel is one of those places. A revered attraction whose allure has been built for centuries and made all the more legendary because it requires some commitment to reach. It took me three trains and more than four hours to make it to this spot that had been lingering on my bucket list like an itch.
The Ontario legislative assembly just unanimously passed The All Families Are Equal Act, a new family law that offers a more inclusive understanding of what makes 'family.' This much-anticipated legal reform marks a leap forward in Ontario's recognition of a broader range of families.
Note: Airfare provided by Air France. Accommodation and activities arranged courtesy of Atout France, Aquitaine and Saint-Emilion Tourism. Tours of the art galleries were not arranged - I explored the...
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An audience member during the second intermission of the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee performance of Rossini's William Tell reported to the management that a man had been observed sprinkling...
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Kids have to understand that when people don't know history, the same things keep happening, century after century. Teach your kids that bigotry, racism, and xenophobia are the default mindsets of humanity, that war is the norm in human history, and for us to stop repeating these ills, we have to fight against them. History has taught us that resistance is our only chance.
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When I was a young boy, I remember my grandfather telling me stories of the great emperors and statesmen of the Prussian Empire. He had moved to Canada after the war, but his glorification of Prussia never ceased. Its soldiers fought gallantly, its academics produced reams of important work invoked even today and its statesmen created what we now know as the modern state.
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Government policy should seek to leverage the federalist tradition. This means more local experimentation, less central planning, and empowering provincial and local governments to advance provincial and local interests in their respective constitutional spheres without federal meddling or pressure to conform.
I was a club kid of the late-'90s in London, when house music had merged into the mainstream and was no longer solely entertaining audiences of the "underground" variety. Back then, I never made it to the music Mecca that is Ibiza. And I've always regretted it. Twenty years later, to prove that a 40-something could still work the local scene, I hightailed it to what may very well be considered the clubbing capital of the world.