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  • Sri Lanka: Terror on Easter SundayThe Canadian Charger
    June 11, 2019

    Despite detailed warnings the Sri Lankan government did nothing to prevent more than 320 people being killed in Easter Sunday bombings. Many Sri Lankans feel their government essentially allowed more than 320 lives to be needlessly wasted.

  • Electoral reform: A Trudeau's promise not keptThe Canadian Charger
    June 11, 2019

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Canadians electoral reform while campaigning in the 2015 election that brought him to power; but that promise is now frozen in another time, as it has long-since been abandoned by the Trudeau government.

  • My Bucket List now includes visiting the cosmosDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    June 11, 2019

    Ever since I was a teenager growing up in Cairo, Egypt, I dreamed of visiting many countries of the world … maybe even all of them! Over the past five decades, I've averaged about one new one a year, but there are far more than 50, so I still have quite a number to cover.

  • Where was Mr. Trudeau when GM workers needed him?Scott Stockdale
    June 11, 2019

    In late November last year, when General Motors (GM) announced it was closing it's Oshawa, Ontario plant at the end of 2019, thus putting more than 2,500 employees out of work, Jerry Dias, the head of Unifor - the union representing workers at General Motors in Oshawa - argued the company's decision could lead to the collapse of the auto-parts industry in Canada and demanded a sharp response from the Trudeau government.

  • A microchip designer's personal journey to answer faith's questions Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    June 11, 2019

    I was born a Muslim 75 years ago in Egypt and raised by a middle-class family. My mother practiced our faith more diligently than my father. I was also not as observant, saying my daily prayers occasionally, but much more during exam times. After the death of my father when I was just 15, however, I felt closer to God as I took on the new role of helping care for my mother and six younger siblings.

  • Can government bail out media?Scott Stockdale
    June 11, 2019

    Canada is going through the worst cultural crisis in the postwar period and if the government doesn't come to the rescue of failing, television and newspaper and film companies we may, in the not too distant future, be a country without Canadian news or films, according to Richard Stursberg, author of Tangled Green: A Canadian Cultural Manifesto for the Digital Age.

  • On the streetReuel S. Amdur
    June 9, 2019

    Most people do not choose to be homeless, and the experience is generally negative, unpleasant, unhealthy, unsafe, stressful, and distressing. That is what Sue-Ann MacDonald old an audience at Ottawa's Algonquin College on May 30. She was citing Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Université de Montréal.

  • Ontario government drastically cuts legal aid and ends aid for refugee and immigration matters. Edward C. Corrigan and Selvin Mejia
    June 1, 2019

    There are some important changes that are going to impact refugees and even Permanent Residents in Canada. In the Ontario budget, released on April 11, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario-s funding was $133 million less in fiscal year 2019-2020 than the $456 million it had anticipated.[1] In 2020 Legal Aid Ontario will somehow have to operate on further reduction of another $31 million. [2]

  • Transgender TreatmentReuel S. Amdur
    May 23, 2019

    In Canada, one of 200 people is a redhead. The same proportion applies for people who are of physically indeterminate gender and, according to Dr. Leah Layman-Pleet, of people who are transgender. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) gives an incidence far lower, less than .2% for persons born as male and less than .1% for females. It has been the common practice for physicians who deliver a baby of indeterminate sex, with mixed genital expression, to operate to transform the baby into a male or female, according to what appears to be the predominate characteristics. Now, many physicians avoid performing such surgery and allow the person to grow up with these anomalies intact.

  • Bringing Science to Crime PreventionReuel S. Amdur
    May 23, 2019

    Irvin Waller. Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime: Lanham, MD, 2019

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