In a recent op-ed, Wente trashes French immersion and ultimately suggests the program should be rolled back to the status of a restricted luxury good to be enjoyed by a privileged, lottery-winning few. In a fight against the momentum of generational poverty, my parents deployed different strategies with me and my siblings so that we would not have to grow up restricted to the world of narrow and depressing options that were surrounded by in our troubled neighbourhood. For me, they decided that French immersion would be my ticket out: I thank God every day for their foresight and wisdom.
Antonio Damasio, (2003, Looking for Spinoza) the renowned neuroscientist, has demonstrated the important role of emotions in decision-making. When we insist on removing emotions from our decisions, we are ignoring the emotional part of our decision-making process. Why do we choose to avoid emotion, especially in a business or professional setting?
Dorian and Ilissa are two California entrepreneurs who have taken women's obsession for shoes and created a multi-million dollar empire because they allow women to have their cake and eat it too. You'll be very inspired by this interview and you might even want to grab a pair of Milk and Honey Shoes for your own collection.
I'm tired of hearing that access to a Catholic Education is guaranteed in the British North America Act. Lots of sexist, homophobic, racist, inequitable and exclusionary practices are grounded in ancient laws from religious texts to constitutions. That's no reason to keep them. But sadly our Ontario politicians are too chicken to even wade into this debate.