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  • On the Holocaust memorial day why I support Palestinian rightsSuzanne Weiss
    April 14, 2010

    In Canada, Holocaust Memorial Day has been established by Heritage Canada to be on April 11. It is a good opportunity to review what we learn from the Holocaust experience and how we apply these lessons to the troubled situation in the Middle East.

  • On the meaning of RamadanRev. Graham Morbey
    September 7, 2010

    A few days into Ramadan, I returned a keyboard and mouse I was having difficulty with to the store where I bought it. The pleasant young man who served me and did the paper work for the return looked to me like he might be Muslim. I put him to the test as I was leaving the store by asking him if it would be okay if I wished him a happy Ramadan.

  • On the Road to ArmageddonReuel S. Amdur
    June 29, 2020

    On June 18, President Donald Trump issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against International Criminal Court staff investigating possible war crimes committed by U.S. forces and CIA agents in Afghanistan. The court is also investigating the Afghan government and the Taliban in the same regard. Sanctions apply as well to families of the staff and could both include being barred from the U.S. and sanctions of an economic nature.

  • 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.

  • Once again: Corporate welfare bumsReuel S. Amdur
    June 8, 2014

    When Pierre Karl Péladeau raised his fist and announced that he was running for the Parti Québécois because he wants Quebec to be a country, he forgot to add this: "My country includes Delaware." That is the tax haven where he hived off some of his corporate profits. At the individual level, Philippe Couillard deposited some of his earnings while working abroad in Jersey. Couillard, newly-elected Quebec premier, is a distinguished neurosurgeon who spent time working in Saudi Arabia.

  • One region in Myanmar limits births of MuslimsThe Associated Press
    June 3, 2013

    YANGON, Myanmar - The local authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing during earlier sectarian violence.

  • One Sufi looks at religionReuel S. Amdur
    November 17, 2010

    Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a Sufi but at the same time a traditionalist. On November 5, he addressed an audience at Ottawa's Carleton University on the topic "The Law, the Path, and the Truth in Islam."

  • Only the best and brightest should be chosen for elected officeWilliam Conway
    November 28, 2013

    In Canada, we enjoy the freedom to choose who we want to govern us at the various levels of government and our school boards.

  • Ontario Election June 12, 2014: How to beat Tim Hudak and defeat the Right-Wing Agenda.Edward C. Corrigan
    June 10, 2014

    Most Ontarians are only now getting interested in the Thursday June 12, 2014 vote in Ontario and the ballot which will determine who will rule Canada's largest province. The Polls indicate that the current governing Ontario Liberals led by Kathleen Wynne are in a neck and neck race with Tim Hudak's Ontario Progressive Conservatives.

  • 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]

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