Category: Politics

A exhibition reminds us that a place like Auschwitz happens when people don’t care anymore about the distinction between the truth and lies.

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Violence in Toronto is on the rise. The city needs a three-pronged approach to deal with its three interrelated problems of guns, gangs, and mental health issues.

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When an electorate votes for radical change without knowing any details of a platform, they usually get results they hadn’t counted on. Onward to the past!

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The pathetic words and actions of powerful men in the news reminded me of a 38-word poem by Langston Hughes. He expressed my thoughts so succinctly.

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The current trend is to remove statues of historical figures because they are “offensive”. Is history so easy to erase? Are people so easy to appease?

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A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe, but apparently we can begin reconciliation in one, too. Unity through united effort!

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Reconciliation is only possible with understanding and some sort of empathy. And there’s one key ingredient to open that doorway.

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This story gives me hope, and reminds me that people can change their attitudes and behaviours—if they have courage.

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Living during apartheid was like time travelling back to the 1950’s segregated southern USA… but with an Afrikaans accent.

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It is never easy to acknowledge horrible truths nor take action to make peace with those you’ve wronged. Germany did it.

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Is it possible for Turkey to have its own truth and reconciliation commission regarding the genocide of the early 20th century? Maybe yes.

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Canada has survived 150 years. Let us celebrate the end of our growing pains, hope for maturity and take action toward reconciliation.

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Is there a difference between a fact and the truth? How does context relate to them? Is reconciliation possible without truth? How good a witness are you?

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Turkey and the USA have a long history of a delicately balanced political dance, but there’s one safe prediction for today.

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There was, and still is, a “lamentable lack of understanding” of attitudes to one’s own country, sometimes at the expense of good relations with others.

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Yesterday I was honoured to be guest at the citizenship ceremony of my dear friends. They are officially the newest Canadians.

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