Category Archives: Social Policy

Why is all of this coming out now? #metoo , marches, debate..

Why is all of this upheaval coming out now? Well it isn’t recent. Progress is messy. Inequity marches and cultural adaptation today is only possible because of the institutional change that has taken place over since 20thc. The movements for … Continue reading

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Women March-climbing obstacles a legacy

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/women-s-marches-underway-in-canadian-cities-a-year-after-trump-inauguration-1.3768173?hootPostID=7fb386910436f8d1a9b53f754bc9eff5Women worldwide are demo 1yr of solidarity since DT. Ppl r convinced Trump is misogynist & harmful. Clearly he isn’t only enemy but also centuries of injustice. We all know from education, sports or business, women can achieve many things … Continue reading

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Trump has changed the norm- whether good or bad.. his ascendency is worrisome

Donald Trump’s Unintelligible Presidency http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/donald-trumps-unintelligible-presidency In an interview with the Associated Press this weekend, President Trump returned, again and again, to what might be called the mood music of his world, and his ability to call the tune.(newyorker) Trump is … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai raises the bar- as a 19 yr old

This young woman, who has experienced so many ills of our planet was honoured today as the sixth Honourary Citizen of Canada. Bravo to Canada and the Trudeau Government for enacting what Stephen harper and Rona Ambrose wished to do … Continue reading

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Immigration, citizenship essay – John Ralston Saul 

A truly remarkable Canadian, John Ralston Saul pens an essay about the time tested foil for conflict/ immigration. His current essay tackles the issue of identity in an age when borders or faith seem to reign mighty. A lengthy article … Continue reading

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Labour movement/ class/ it’s about ethical practice 

Can labour movement survive?  a significant scale. Nothing in American politics compares with the civil-rights crusade, the movement against the Vietnam War, or the labor wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Could that change? Might the future … Continue reading

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Teen boys, porn and Internet , parents beware

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/porn-is-wreaking-havoc-on-teen-boys-views-of-sex-and-relationships/article29629647/?click=sf_globefb   (Istockphoto) I’ve been saying for some time that our boys and young men are in trouble in spite of our current trend to assist or compensate our young females. Want a better life for our girls? Help our lost … Continue reading

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