When it comes to unions, a careless disregard for the facts seems to affect some journalists like a disease.
He was a grants officer at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, but left in 1994 when he was elected an Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, moving on in 2003. He is the owner of a consulting firm, firstwrite, and works in the areas of social and public policy. He lives in Ottawa with his stepson and their wonder dog, Faro.
His current interests are anthropology (he is currently finishing his MA on the formation of Nunavut), cookery, and writing of all kinds, including blogging: the order of preference differs from day to day.
A provocative art installation from African-Swedish artist Makode Aj Linde gives the West a taste of its own prejudice.
A counter-narrative to the stories being written by the familiar pundits and naysayers.
Capable as he has been in the backroom, Topp would be the Achilles’ heel of the NDP.
Margaret Wente’s facile attack on Canadian academics in The Globe misses the point.
In Canada’s free-trade agreement with Colombia, business and profit trump human rights.
Marshall McLuhan’s theories of media and consciousness speak to the uprisings in the Middle East.
Alan Gribben’s new Huckleberry Finn sans n-word is reminiscent of Thomas Bowdler’s more “acceptable” – and much less powerful – edition of The Family Shakespeare.
As France’s recent treatment of Roma demonstrates, whether effective or not, populism is lazy, divisive, and dangerous politics.
The MP’s controversial statements about Israel’s occupation of Palestine were historical truth, and reaction to them has been appalling.