We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Anti-RacismEnvironment"This is an act of war," proclaims the main individual featured in the wondrous documentary Anote's Ark, which takes place primarily in the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati. This is an era of urgency and if you are going to catch a climate change film, be sure to watch this deeply moving, people-centred one. The d […]
ElectionsFeminismPolitics in CanadaSpeaking last weekend to 3,000-plus Liberals attending the federal party convention in Halifax, Justin Trudeau gave the kick-off speech to the 2019 election campaign. The Liberal leader announced: "I deeply believe that we are and should be a progressive party." The party expects to own the constituencies that wi […]
David J. ClimenhagaThere are a few Albertans who happily imagine this place is Texas North. Alas for those who do, and notwithstanding the media stereotypists who encourage this nonsense, we are as Canadian around here as folks in any other Western province. Maybe more so, since so many people from other parts of Canada keep moving here. Sure, lots of us who […]