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  • Coronavirus should not rob us of our humanityJaved Akbar
    April 3, 2020

    Coronavirus continues to spread with lethal speed.

  • The Promise of a Guaranteed IncomeReuel S. Amdur
    March 12, 2020

    While the Rob Ford Tories pulled the rug on the basic income pilot project, involving some 4,000 people, researchers have been at work trying to sort out what can be learned. Of course, the unexpected termination caused distress for many of those taking part, who saw their planning for the future unexpectedly torpedoed. Before the election, Ford had promised to continue the program were he elected.

  • Social Prescribing for HealthReuel S. Amdur
    February 18, 2020

    The United Kingdom has a Minister of Loneliness. That is something that Natasha Beaudin noted in her talk to Ottawa's SWAG (Social Workers in Aging and Gerontology) on January 23. She is a health promoter at Ottawa’s Centretown Community Health Centre. She spoke on social prescribing, referral of patients to non-medical activities, be they arts, leisure activities, or the like.

  • Israel and AntisemitismProf. Dr. Yakov M. Rabkin
    February 18, 2020

    This is what I sent to The Gazette:

  • An Appeal for Clarification on Bill 21 Reuel S. Amdur
    December 9, 2019

    The head of government in each of the provinces is termed the premier, except in Quebec where he is called the prime minister. In the case of Quebec's François Legault, the title is well chosen, as the term minister has both a governmental sense and a religious one. In the religious sense, he is the Minister of Laïcité, assuring the religious neutrality of the state. With Quebec's Bill 21, he wishes to demonstrate that neutrality by forbidding government employees in positions of authority, including teachers, from displaying religious symbols.

  • Learning from the Sharansky AffairReuel S. Amdur
    November 24, 2019

    Natan Sharansky was refused an exit visa from the USSR in 1973. Hence, he was a refusenik. Four years later, because of his activities in conveying information about other refuseniks to the West, he was accused of high treason and spying for the U.S. His punishment, 13 years of forced labor. In 1986, he was released as part of a large spy swap between the West and the Communist bloc.

  • Cornwall DilemmaReuel S. Amdur
    November 24, 2019

    As a social worker, I have a client in Cornwall whom I am assisting in her claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation. I live in Quebec, just north of Ottawa, and so it is not handy to get into Cornwall on a regular basis.

  • Let's call it what it is - The Quebec Inquisition Office (QIO)Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    November 24, 2019

    In case you missed it, Québec's Bill 21, which became law when passed back in June, is not only anti-Muslim, but anti-women - especially Muslim women.

  • Medical MarijuanaReuel S. Amdur
    November 12, 2019

    Medical marijuana is in an ambiguous position. Its products lack DIN drug identification numbers. As a Health Canada web site explains, "A DIN uniquely identifies the following product characteristics: manufacturer; product name; active ingredient(s); strength(s) of active ingredient(s); pharmaceutical form; route of administration." And, "A drug product sold in Canada without a DIN is not in compliance with Canadian law."

  • It's impossible to beat Isis with Erdoğan in powerMichael Rubin
    November 5, 2019

    Turkey's authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is in Washington to participate in a conference regarding strategies to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). That's like inviting Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to a conference about fighting anti-Semitism.

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