Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Privileged Status

by | April 16, 2015

Reva Landau, who was denied standing to appeal to the Ontario Court to “reduce Catholic school funding to the same formula used in 1867,” has published Privileged Status: Public Funding – The Surprising History of Ontario Catholic Separate Schools. In an email, Landau says, I wanted to make sure all the information I had gathered… Read more »

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The Heinous Depths of Superstition

by | April 16, 2015

Superstition has always been a word that has represented for me the mostly laughable, absurd and meaningless quirks of personality in people I’ve known.  Rituals, observances and attitudes that were mostly harmless and mostly forgettable.  Like most people (I think), I have tended to ignore and sometimes humour other people’s superstitions. My attitude of viewing other people’s superstition as… Read more »

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Garry Trudeau N’est Pas Charlie

by | April 16, 2015

I’ve never found Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip to be either laugh-out-loud funny or brilliantly incisive, and it’s been years since I read it at all regularly, but I do appreciate the strip’s wry, intelligent commentary on American politics when I happen to come across it. Trudeau isn’t an edgy or provocative cartoonist by the… Read more »

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Prayer in a Public Hallway

by | April 16, 2015

The same day as the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the city of Saguenay, Quebec to stop praying inside its council chambers, Cecil Clarke, the mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced “One way or another we will do the prayer, and if I have to do that prayer in a public hallway outside… Read more »

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