What Paula Simons doesn't appear to understand is that there is more chance of teaching kids, with enthusiasm, that sex is best saved for marriage so that as much as possible, children can be conceived in a loving home environment, from a Christian-based organization than from a Planned Parenthood-based organization.
Women have been brought up to believe that they have the right to pursue their own goals and dreams without any consideration for those around them. As a result, we have women having babies who almost immediately hand the child off to a daycare worker or nanny so that they can return to the office in order to feel fulfilled.
As a child, I scanned the shelves of the library until I finally found The Trial of Steven Truscott, by Isobel LeBourdais. I was fascinated with this young boy's tragic life and prepared my class report. "I think Steven is innocent," I declared in front of the class.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Rob Ford lynching. The Media became the story.
The hunter became the hunted. The investigator became the investigated.And the messenger, was caught, red-handed and left-handed, writing the message.Instead of simply delivering it.
To sue or not to sue: Apparently, that's a question that often, it seems, preoccupies Conrad Black. In fact, he's filed a $1.25 million defamation suit against some of this nation's most respected editors and journalists a mere 45 days after his controversial return.
Andrew Mitrovica has decided to inflict himself on the Huffington Post in an attempt to attack a number of Canadian cultural and journalistic figures who have been publicly well-disposed to me. Unfortunately for Mitrovica, this seems to be just the hackneyed effort of a minor personality seeking some grandeur for himself.
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The prize is the largest annual award for a single book of poetry in the world is the Griffin Poetry Award. I attended the awards ceremony, and while I would like to say I made a great impression at Conrad Black's table; turns out I just filched two seats from his friends.
One thing seems certain about the upcoming Nobel Prize for Literature: No Canadian author will win it. No Canadian author ever has, despite Canada arguably being the most literate country in the world, where virtually every citizen can read and write.
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Rather than turn our noses up at Twitter, we should celebrate it and the internet as new platforms for instant communication and as drivers of literacy, says CanLit legend Margaret Atwood. The intern...
Whether it's tangling with Toronto's mayor and his brother, championing libraries and literacy, or protecting North America's birds, Margaret Atwood is definitely more than just one of Canada's most i...
Margaret Atwood's new book is an exploration of science fiction, but the Canadian novelist hopes the technology used to put it on paper will be anything but. Atwood's new work of non-fiction, In Other...
TORONTO - Toronto Coun. Doug Ford now knows exactly what author Margaret Atwood looks like.The councillor and award-winning Canadian author met at a farewell party for Mayor Rob Ford's arts adviser Tu...
To make money as an artist in Canada, you have two choices: Appeal to the crowd, or appeal for a grant. The former requires strong sales, good marketing, and a solid business plan. The latter requires an ability to fill in forms.
September is just around the corner, and while Rob's main job will be to try to deliver Toronto to the Conservative party, maybe we can still take it back.
I got a chuckle out of the news that Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina had invited Canadian literary icon, Margaret Atwood, to pay his city a visit. I must admit, the recent shenanigans of the brothers Ford have made me somewhat grateful that I no longer call Toronto home.
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Toronto's Fords, mayor and councillor, may not think much of libraries, or culture or what pride means in the 21st century, but they are theatrical in a two-four box of beer kind of way. As I recall from my youth, getting "two-four'd" often left a large hangover to cope with. Can T.O. avoid this fate?
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While the mayor fessed up to talking on a cell phone while driving, he claimed giving "the bird" to a taxpayer was a "misunderstanding." So, he did it, but didn't mean it? The offended taxpayer wasn't his target, just collateral damage? Sorry Mr. Mayor, what we have here is a failure to communicate
Bookstores don’t ordinarily accept library cards as a legitimate form of payment. But the controversy that pitted Toronto Councillor Doug Ford against Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood earlier th...
Things indeed have to change at City Hall. No one really knows how though, because the Fords' Toronto has become reactionary, too. A reactionary public, led by a reactionary mayor and flamed by a reactionary press has led to the disappearance of any sort of intelligent discourse.
City Councillor Doug Ford, brother to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, went after celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood for her campaign to defend the city's libraries. The author had taken to Twitter to...