My Mom Says I'm A Bigot

    
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  My Mom Says I'm A Bigot
November 18, 2010
  Mental health care needs a cure, not a band-aidPDF files may take a moment to load

Most people are aware of the harrowing nature of dementia and Alzheimer's. Few individuals, however, recognize the potential crisis that the diseases' effects, coupled with Canada's aging population, could generate. Dementia is the most significant cause of disability among Canadians 65 and older and cost Canadian society over $15 billion in 2010 alone.

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April 15, 2010
  The struggle for Project Fly HomePDF files may take a moment to load

Values such as liberty and respect for due process of the law are espoused by the United Nations as integral to the development and preservation of healthy, autonomous societies. Despite this, individuals such as Abousfian Abdelrazik have found their lives obstinately constrained through the UN's 1267 list -- a Kafkaesque resolution passed by the UN Security Council in 1999.

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March 25, 2010
  American healthcare reforms no great shakesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sunday night was emotional for those of us who have watched the healthcare debate unfold in the United States. After over a year of vacillation during which the deliberative process almost fell into obscurity -- pushed to the brink of failure by warnings of statism and "death panels" -- a piece of legislation, approved by the Senate, emerged victorious by a vote of 219 to 212 in the House of Representatives. You could almost sense Barack and Michelle's fist bump.

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March 18, 2010
  The tangled tale of Rights and DemocracyPDF files may take a moment to load

The bells are tolling for Rights and Democracy. This government-funded advocacy group has been embroiled in a soap-opera plot ever since the organization's then-president Remy Beauregard approved three small grants for Middle East-based human rights groups in January 2009. The ensuing chaos has featured resignations, suspensions, dismissals, the death of Beauregard, an office burglary and questionable Conservative appointments that potentially undermine the organization's arm's-length operational capacity.

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February 04, 2010
  Eliminating society's celebrity obsessionPDF files may take a moment to load

In light of Tiger Woods' recent infidelities, companies such as Gillette and Accenture have reneged on sponsorship contracts with the golf superstar. Because these companies claim that an affiliation with Tiger Woods will adversely affect product sales, they have severed ties to the supposedly discredited sports icon.

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January 21, 2010
  Learning to love political elitismPDF files may take a moment to load

In light of Conservative MP Tony Clement's comments detailing who exactly cares about prorogation -- "I know it's a big issue with the Ottawa media elite and some of the elites in our country" -- it is painfully obvious that being labelled an "elite" is a political insult. Clement's words are offensive to Canadians.

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January 14, 2010
  The many problems of prorogationPDF files may take a moment to load

On December 30, 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, after an unprecedented phone call to Governor General Michaëlle Jean, announced that Parliament would be prorogued until March 3, 2010. As a result, all outstanding bills progressing through the House or the Senate were eradicated and the activity of all parliamentary committees ceased.

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December 03, 2009
  Racism, Google and censorshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, Googlers may have happened across an atypical image of Michelle Obama, who is usually the very picture of style and grace. This particular representation depicted her face with ape-like features, eliciting a chorus of outcries for the image to be removed and Google's content to be better regulated.

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