Kingston, like other cities across Canada, has been engaged in discussions about what to do with the many symbols of white colonialism that dot the community. As the home – however short-lived – of John A. Macdonald, there are plenty Continue reading Looking for hope (part 12)
As fathers are celebrated next Sunday, few of the toasts raised to dads at family barbecues or on Hallmark cards will ask what a father is. Easy, you say. A father is the male parent of a child. But, as Continue reading What makes a father?
Hope is buried more deeply some weeks than others. My morning walks over the past several days have been slow, and not just because of the weight of the humidity. Early in the week, I mulled over the largely rhetoric-filled Continue reading Looking for hope (part 11)
When parents separate, they (or, if they cannot, the court) must determine how each parent will contribute financially to the costs of raising their children. In Canada, the courts rely on child support guidelines, first introduced in the late 1990s, Continue reading Good parents pay