Ingrid Bergman

It's Time For Ontario To Cap All Classrooms At 20 Students

Ingrid Bergman | February 22, 2017 | Canada Politics
I don't want a four per cent raise. I want better learning conditions for our students and better working conditions for us. Most of all, I want to work on regaining the trust of the public again. Ontario has the greatest sub sovereign debt in the world. I don't want to leave that legacy for my own children or for my students.
Colin Walmsley

Solidarity With Muslims Must Last Long After The Headlines Fade

Colin Walmsley | February 22, 2017 | Canada Politics
With the last candles extinguished, the country will move on. The vigils will end. The cameras will stop rolling. The faces of the victims will disappear from our newsfeeds, though the face of the accused may linger a few weeks longer. And bit by bit, the tragedy will fade from the national memory. This is the familiar script of tragedy.
Drowster

ISIS Stole This Family's Home, Don't Let It Take Their Baby's Life

Drowster | February 22, 2017 | Canada Impact
In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.
Fransi Weinstein

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | February 22, 2017 | Canada Living
Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.
James Di Fiore

You Don't Have To Choose Between Alt-Right And Regressive Left

James Di Fiore | February 22, 2017 | Canada Politics
We used to embrace moderation in politics through the tried-and-true blueprint of being socially liberal, fiscally conservative. We now have the opportunity to merge these classic beliefs into a new construct of voters who care more about actual societal progress than the fortunes of a singular political party.
Daniel Tencer

If Trudeau Really Blames Corporate Elites, Why Did He Sign CETA?

Daniel Tencer | February 22, 2017 | Canada Business
The Trudeau government has been calling CETA the "most progressive" free trade deal ever. But the deal does not require the payment of living wages; it does not mandate a crackdown on tax evasion; and it certainly does not try to guarantee the "peace of mind ... that come[s] with stable, full-time contracts."
David Johnston

Canada Visits Sweden To Talk About Inclusiveness

David Johnston | February 22, 2017 | Canada Politics
Immigration is a basic fact of Canada, as old as the country itself. Indigenous peoples were the first inhabitants of our land, followed by generations of newcomers who came in search of peace and prosperity. This continues to the present day with the arrival of immigrants and refugees from around the world. Newcomers are a source of strength for Canada. Everything in our history shows this to be the case. Diversity is a source of insight, ideas and energy that deepens our ability to solve problems and to engage with the world.
David Suzuki

Marvelous Monarchs Move Minister McKenna

David Suzuki | February 22, 2017 | Canada
Those monarchs travel thousands of kilometres, many from summer breeding grounds in Canada that once stretched from southern Saskatchewan to the Maritimes. As a child growing up in southwestern Ontario, I collected insects. Monarchs were abundant everywhere. The mass exodus through Point Pelee at summer's end was mesmerizing.
Raj Grewal

M-103 Ensures Diversity Can Continue To Be Canada's Strength

Raj Grewal | February 22, 2017 | Canada Living
If some of our fellow Canadian brothers and sisters are living in fear of being attacked, verbally or physically, because of their identity, we need to do better as a nation, and M-103 is a step in the right direction.
Sarah E. Leamon

Conservative Party Membership: $15. Choosing Its Leader? Priceless

Sarah E. Leamon | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
On May 27, 2017, the Conservative leadership election will be held. The winner of this election may, one day, become prime minister. At this point, there are 14 candidates vying for party leadership. Among them are two particularly troublesome options: Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary.
Warren Kinsella

How To Impeach Trump In 5 Easy Steps

Warren Kinsella | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Impeachment is about overturning the will of the people. Impeachment shouldn't ever be easy. In the United States, impeachment has been designed to require a supermajority of legislative votes - and is reserved for what the U.S. Constitution calls "high crimes and misdemeanours."
Adrienne Martin

Wake Up Canada, Islamophobia Is Not New To This Country

Adrienne Martin | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Islamophobia has been an issue here in Canada, long before Donald Trump. Although the country is home to more than one million Muslims, more than half of Canadians have an "unfavourable" view of Islam, according to a 2013 Angus Reid Global poll.
Nick Fillmore

Take The Fight Directly To Canada's Fossil-Fuel Companies

Nick Fillmore | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
I contend that divestment activities are not effective enough, particularly because it is likely to take many years for the campaigns to have meaningful impact - in the meantime, the climate will be damaged beyond repair.
Junaid Jahangir

M-103 Can Ban Islamophobia, But Only Honest Dialogue Will End It

Junaid Jahangir | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Beyond law, we need merciless introspection, critical thinking and honest dialogue on part of both conservative and Muslim Canadians that would draw the two communities together and isolate hateful people. We cannot afford to lose more lives to radicalization and supremacism.
Glen Pearson

Progress In War Seems To Be Outpacing Efforts For Peace

Glen Pearson | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Not all that long ago, peace was viewed as the occasional pause between a long lists of conflicts. If we aren't careful, we will soon be in danger of replicating such a timeline. Peace becomes an investment in what we can accomplish; war morphs into everything that we can lose.
Sohail Gandhi

Ontario's Health Care Priorities Are All Wrong

Sohail Gandhi | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Last week, two health care stories in the news that got relatively little attention illustrated exactly what is wrong with the direction health care is taking in Ontario, under the leadership of its hapless Health Minister Eric Hoskins, and beleaguered Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Yves Engler

Is It Fair To Call Trudeau A 'White Supremacist Terrorist'?

Yves Engler | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Black Lives Matter Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali's description of Justin Trudeau as a "white supremacist terrorist" at a recent rally has sparked significant backlash. Shantal Otchere defended the "white supremacist" part of Khogali's statement. Labelling our handsome PM a "terrorist" may be less solid, but it's worth exploring.
Henry Chang

Preclearance Bill Raises Concerns Over Canadian Sovereignty

Henry Chang | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Numerous concerns have been raised regarding the broad powers that will be granted to preclearance officers under the preclearance bill. Critics of the preclearance bill say that it goes too far and that Canada has given up too much of its sovereignty.
Ralph Goodale

Expanding Preclearance For Faster, Charter-Protected Travel

Ralph Goodale | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
Preclearance allows all necessary customs and immigration inspections to be completed before departure, while the traveller is still in Canada, and the powers that U.S. border officers exercise under Canadian law are governed by the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Howard Anglin

If Trudeau Won't Defend M-103, Why Should We?

Howard Anglin | February 21, 2017 | Canada Politics
When Rebel Media sent out emails claiming that "Canada is on the verge of passing a law that would prohibit criticizing Islam" and that "If this motion passes, Canadians can be persecuted for expressing any criticism of Islam, even when warranted," I pointed out that M-103 is a motion, not a law, and that it will not change a single comma of existing speech legislation. Apparently, Prime Minister Trudeau disagrees.
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