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Celine Cooper: Canada 150 is a time to reflect on our history

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


Opinion: It's time to bring epilepsy awareness out of the dark ages

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


The Capital Builders: Lady Aberdeen, a feminist for Canada

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

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio exhibits more integrity than foes

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


Valerio: Anti-Muslim groups should provoke louder response from our leaders

Nakita Valerio

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


Milke: Reliving the 1980s: Politicians in Alberta

An editor friend once argued that the best journalists immerse themselves in history. His reasoning was that the long view of human behaviour serves as an anchor beyond current and often faddish, shallow analysis. 633 more words


Justice: Indigenous willing and able to speak for themselves

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