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Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe
Mr. Lisee, Do Not Confuse Your Own Stance With That of

Mr. Lisee, Do Not Confuse Your Own Stance With That of Quebec's

One possible justification is that he might have genuinely not acknowledged the thousands of people taking to the street to demonstrate their rejection of the Charter in its present form and its incompatibility with Quebec's own Charter of Human Rights and Freedom. Given Mr. Lisee's erudition and intelligence, that is however an unlikely scenario.
01/25/2014 06:28 EST
Charter of Values: Down the Road of Unacceptable

Charter of Values: Down the Road of Unacceptable Discrimination

Moving forward with its charter, the PQ is dangerously going down a road where stereotypes rule and where suspicion towards cultural and religious diversity is legitimate. It is opting for a policy that hits us violently, that hurts our convictions, that collides with our hopes and with our interpretation of civics and mutual respect.
09/17/2013 12:19 EDT
Can We Still Trust

Can We Still Trust Polls?

We have all heard of that Jurassic era when gigantic and fierce vertebrate creatures were ruling the world. The laws of evolution
07/08/2013 11:27 EDT
The National Household Survey Is Not a 'Small' Data

The National Household Survey Is Not a 'Small' Data Problem

Researchers should "get over" their nostalgia of the mandatory long-form census, suggests Statistics Canada. There is, however, no reason to get over the fact that Canada is giving up on a tool that helps design better public policies, even if they are sometimes meant to address the needs of a small fraction of the population.
07/04/2013 09:09 EDT
The Trickle-Down Effects of

The Trickle-Down Effects of Depression

People who are caregivers for those with mental illness, physical illness and dementia, have an elevated risk of developing depression. Indeed, a 2010 Canadian Institute for Health Information report pointed out that caring for a person with dementia is correlated with increased stress and emotional problems.
03/12/2013 05:46 EDT
Will Canada Improve its International Reputation in

Will Canada Improve its International Reputation in 2013?

2013 will be a determinant year for Canada on the international scene. Best illustrated by the new directives given to the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA), the policy shifts initiated by our government in terms of international aid in the last year cast doubt on the role we will play in overcoming the many hurdles developing countries face.
01/17/2013 05:07 EST
Quebec Budget: Face to Face with

Quebec Budget: Face to Face with Reality

Once upon a time, in a province where politics generated more suspicion than enthusiasm, at a time when trust was as rare as a rainy day in the desert, a newly-elected government was about to unveil its first budget. The most deplorable thing is that by presenting this budget, the new Quebec government acknowledges the fact that it campaigned on promises he knew were irresponsible and unrealistic.
11/27/2012 03:19 EST
Feeling Stiff at Your Desk? Try Some Chair

Feeling Stiff at Your Desk? Try Some Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is not only for people who are new to yoga but great for the seasoned practitioner who spends a little more time sitting then they would like. Practising yoga while seated at a desk does not seem like much of a workout but after 30 minutes of practice you will notice a difference. You'll feel more energized, grounded and ready to face the world from your office. Try this simple sequence of stretching, breathing and meditation at your desk.
10/14/2012 12:48 EDT
Mind Your Mood: Depression and the Aging

Mind Your Mood: Depression and the Aging Brain

The aging of Canadians is often described as a greying tsunami. Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health problems in older adults. For many individuals with a history of depression, the disorder has a waxing and waning course beginning in early adulthood and reaching a chronic pattern of mood problems by mid-life and beyond.
10/12/2012 05:17 EDT
If Charities Take Foreign Money, So

If Charities Take Foreign Money, So What?

Charities have recently come under attack by government because of the "interference of foreign foundations in Canada's domestic affairs." But modern philanthropy -- like many other aspects of life -- is increasingly global.
03/07/2012 05:33 EST