"I definitely can remember being called a squaw and a man assuming that he had access to me, to my body, to my hair."
<p>Joshua Ostroff is a former senior editor at HuffPost Canada. Raised on the West Coast and based in Toronto, he covers politics and pop culture and has contributed to Vice, Maclean's, The Walrus, CTV and other newspapers, magazines and broadcasters. </p>
"We were exposed to this duality that we could embrace being Canadian and embrace our roots which was very empowering."
03/16/2017 10:05 EDT
"We're not done yet."
03/09/2017 07:04 EST
No longer hidden minifigures.
03/08/2017 10:14 EST
Yes, right here in Not-America. The bomb threat called into the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto, which also houses a daycare and a school, is part of a wave of anti-Semitism that has rocked North America in recent weeks.
03/07/2017 05:26 EST
Of course, Finn Wolfhard is a Nintendo fan.
03/03/2017 09:10 EST
There's feminism, racism, pacifism and colonialism in these children's books.
03/03/2017 08:14 EST
Nintendo has become a bipolar brand; a pop cultural pendulum swinging between extreme highs and intense lows. Now in the wake of their failed Wii U console, they're launching the innovative console-meets-handheld Nintendo Switch in hopes of a much-needed 1Up.
03/02/2017 08:59 EST
"How can we possibly ever guarantee people's safety if they don't know what they're taking?"
02/28/2017 10:40 EST
"We succeeded in getting these kids free HIV drugs and support. But if they can't keep the meds safe then the whole thing falls apart."
02/22/2017 11:19 EST
Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told a group of high school students that he was "fundamentally opposed" to pineapple on pizza. Well, President Not-Björk, I would not want to live in a country where the elected leader prefers seafood over pineapple on pizza.
02/22/2017 04:38 EST
"Black lives matter. Can we say that? Because if you can't even say it, how can people feel it?"
02/16/2017 01:25 EST
This was a missed opportunity to address the lack of great strides with the black members of the LGBTQ community, and black Torontonians as a whole. Once police make some progress on the"much to do" promise, which means actually working to reduce systemic racism in a real and meaningful way, then they can "decide" to rejoin the Pride Parade.
02/10/2017 02:24 EST
The teen started a non-profit to help children in poverty.
02/08/2017 12:36 EST
"You're not wanted here! Go back home!"
02/01/2017 02:19 EST
Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act didn't come into existence until 2001.
01/31/2017 05:04 EST
There is a silver lining.
01/27/2017 03:37 EST
It makes zero sense that in a nation with universal health care, we have decided that mental health does not matter and should not be financially covered.
01/25/2017 12:33 EST
"I lived through Nixon, both Bushes and Reagan [and] the same greed, the same lack of caring for the underclasses was there."
01/24/2017 11:21 EST
All told, it's been a bleak day. But don't give up. Resistance isn't futile. If there's one thing that progressives should learn from Trump's election, it is that protest works.
01/20/2017 05:00 EST
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