“Unbelievable” is the key word in Alberta Liberal MLA Kent Hehr’s statement: “Fifteen years after the Supreme Court outlawed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, it is unbelievable this is still happening.” What is still happening? the Conservative [provincial] government recently committed to spending $7 million to modernize and … Continue reading
Canadian women are in danger of being denied easy access to abortion: The Morgentaler abortion clinic in Fredericton will close at the end of July following a 20-year fight with the New Brunswick government over funding. This is particularly significant because New Brunswick’s Department of Health has always refused to cover … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I’m sitting at my computer perusing over facebook, checking out the standard updates from my friends about their kids and their favourite tv shows, when a meme catches my attention. You may have seen it; it showed a small, young girl in a hospital bed … Continue reading
Mark Daye, tweeted a link to a LinkedIn article by Ilya Pozin, “The 7 Things Successful People Never Say.” You want to be successful. Everyone does. But your actual words might be undermining your chances of success. The things you say in the office, no matter how innocuous they seem … Continue reading
Update: The Catholic Register has a March 23, 2014 article on the canonization, which warns pilgrims that unscrupulous tour operators already were trying to sell fake tickets to the [canonization] Mass. What could be more unscrupulous than the Vatican peddling miracles? —————————————————————————————————————— “The mind reels” says Richard Young in his incisive … Continue reading
Good grief, the degree someone speculates about someone who is different from himself is truly staggering. It seems that Pat Robertson, in answering a concerned letter asking what could be done with someone’s hell-bound atheist co-worker, speculates that this woman (the atheist) must’ve been that way because she was abused … Continue reading
Christopher Karas, “who has filed an application to The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging systematic homophobia by teachers and administrators at the Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS),” is a brave young man. It takes a lot of courage and determination to challenge his own school and school board, especially since his … Continue reading
Spring equinox marked by Google Doodle: Celebrate!
We leave it in God’s hands. If it is in his will that somehow we get a contagious disease, like in this case the measles, there are other ways, of course, to avoid this. If we get sick, he can also heal us from it. I bet you can guess … Continue reading
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem Google Canada celebrates International Women’s Day with greetings in various languages.