I love a good Canada Day party, and this is going to be a big one. But one of the most gratifying things about the attention being showered on Canada’s 150th anniversary is that — intentionally or not — it’s opened up a space for people to challenge dominant historical narratives about our country. 641 more words
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It is one of the most common brain ailments, affecting over 65 million people globally, and yet it remains shrouded in stigma and ignorance.
Epilepsy: a disease that is as old as civilization itself. 620 more words
Lady Aberdeen was involved in every facet of Ottawa life during her five years in Canada. From hosting a historic fancy dress ball on the carpets of the House of Commons to starting poverty-relief organizations in the city, Lady Aberdeen used her status as the Governor General’s wife to launch herself into volunteering. 1,182 more words
In anticipation of his upcoming trial, the failing Arizona Republic is thrusting a multi-pronged pitchfork in Joe Arpaio’s direction. Dissipated columnist EJ Montini gloats in an on-line video in which he appears to be unwell. 315 more words
Imagine, this Sunday, that you were heading to church and you had to worry about armed protesters showing up to terrorize your family and children. 611 more words
From the inquiry on murdered and missing indigenous women and girls to pipelines to the legacies of the Indian residential school system, water protection and more, indigenous peoples and concerns are at the forefront of political, economic and artistic concern in Canada today. 582 more words