My mother turns 90 today. Last weekend all six of her children, some of our partners, many of our kids and her youngest great-grandchild gathered to celebrate with her. It was a bittersweet occasion; while we were all happy to Continue reading Reaching ninety
Sleeping cots set up in the House of Commons, MPs wearing sweatshirts in the House, interviews with Maclean’s magazine, twitter wars, moves to sit as an Independent, a looming federal election: Justin Trudeau must wake up most mornings wishing SNC-Lavalin Continue reading Speaking up and speaking out
When I was a kid, in the years before vaccines were in common use, I had every possible communicable disease: measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. I was pretty sick with some of them, even enduring Continue reading A top ten threat to global health
Two back to back encounters on the weekend had me thinking about the recent announcements about education “reform” from Doug Ford’s government for the people. First, was a conversation I had with my seven-year-old grandson. He was playing a game Continue reading Education for the people?