The federal government of Canada recently approved Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. Its purpose: to transport oil and heavy oil thinner called condensate from Alberta to British Columbia and back, opening up trade with Asia’s emerging markets, creating hundreds of jobs, and generating millions of dollars. Sounds like a good idea […]
An interesting election result from Ontario, returning absolute power to Kathleen Wynne’s liberals, and leaving the NDP as the biggest loser after a flop of an election campaign. Now, it is up to Wynne to show us how she will play the hand that she has been dealt.
Because we don’t get to choose who to love “Where are you sleeping tonight?” we asked. “Outside” she responded, without blinking. “Is there no room at the shelter?” “Yeah, there probably is … but I don’t wanna go, there’s too many rules at that place.” As volunteers for a street […]
As a university student, I usually feel optimistic about the development of attitudes promoting racial and gender equality in our society. On campus, the hallways, office doors, and bathroom stalls are filled with posters encouraging us to respect diversity. In my political science classes, we learn about policies, theories, and […]
My wife and I are currently working on a 10-country documentary on sex trafficking. We’ve interviewed victims, johns, undercover detectives, prosecutors, care workers, and research experts. And the more we learn about sex trafficking — this horrific version of modern-day slavery — the more we realize it’s connected to so many other […]
I, like most of you reading this, watched Zach Galifianakis interview President Obama on Between Two Ferns and had mixed feelings about the political circus act. On the one hand, I laughed. On the other, I felt awkward. To me, it’s such a strange arena for dialogue about a topic […]