Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper

Dear Prime Minister, For the first time in my 54 years, I am thinking of leaving Canada. It won’t happen soon – I still work at a job I love – but my future no longer feels secure and I am thinking of retiring elsewhere. My concern, since 2008, has been the...

Lies Worth Telling?

I had an interesting experience at the Supreme Court of Canada on October 15th. I arrived at the courthouse at 7 AM to line up for admission to the Carter hearing, a case that will determine whether assisted suicide will be decriminalized in this country. When I...

Doctors, Aboriginals and Addiction

Left: This is what socialized disrespect looks like. When I was a student in Toronto, I lived on McCaul Street, close to U of T and a minute away from Queen’s Park. In that odd way geography and economics often collide, I had the experience of living close to...

What Toronto May Owe Ford

“Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities.” - Jane Jacobs, Dark Age Ahead Call me a contrarian, but I have difficulty with Jacob’s theory. A friend and I traversed the space between condo towers down by the...
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