Tag: Canadian

If you’re looking for a good read that’s quick and simple on the surface and leaves you contemplating deeper underlying issues, this book is for you.

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On anniversaries of destructive events, such as wars and genocide, we remember the victims and survivors, but it’s important to remember the often-forgotten helpers, too.

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World War I officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Ten million soldiers died. Countless millions of civilians died. Lest we forget.

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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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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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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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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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The idea of children as plants to be nurtured and teachers as gardeners turns out to be an old idea, but one that spread quickly and firmly around the world.

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Violence is legitimate cause for fear, but what if the reports of crime aren’t legitimate or are exaggerated or assumed? e.g., villages in Turkey 1909 and my Mom in Canada 1999.

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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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Large chunks of history are missing from textbooks and national conversations, because all countries have an Official Version of history. What’s yours?

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

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War never occurs without heartbreak. In April 2017 it was the terrible gas attack on civilians in Syria. In April 1917 it was the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers at Vimy.

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