A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. (Photo: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters)
06Apr

Syrian Conflict Leaves Us With Nothing, But Hope

With every horrible image, the Syrian conflict encapsulates our powerlessness and impotence. What are we left...

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19Jul

How Joe Piazza sold himself on success

“On January 4, I woke up, put on a suit, (even though I was working out of a second bedroom in my condo,...

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Two-time Olympic paddler Tamas Buday Jr. taking in a practice run with his SUP board in Hudson. (Photo credit: Mony Sy)
14Jul

Greater Montreal Outrigger Challenge to make a splash in...

Not only is the GMOC event a unique opportunity to see surf-skis, outriggers, and increasingly popular SUPs,...

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Gulf Spill
18May

Lost in the Spectacle? Another Oil Spill and We Barely...

Another oil spill and we barely noticed. Can shifting our attention away from the lower points of pop culture...

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07Dec

Police Gun Down Another Victim, This Time Outside My Door

There is, at this point, a numbness. An urge to just change the channel and turn permanently away from this...

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09Nov

Five tips for being an effective ally

Five quick tips on how to be an effective ally by vlogger Franchesca Ramsey.

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05Oct

“You Grow Up Wanting to be Luke Skywalker, Then...

"So you fight. You kill. Watch friends die. Its usually quick, almost never quiet, but for the rest of your...

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02Oct

8 billion litres of sewer sh*t coming right up, Montreal

I spoke to Professor Sarah Dorner, who is an expert on source water protection issues and water quality about...

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09Sep

Why Syrians are risking everything, in 9 devastating...

This is what life is really like in Syria. Keep looking.

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04Sep

Are Syrian refugees really invading Europe? Some...

After the tragic crisis in Syria, more than half of all Syrians have left their homes. Where are they? The...

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Marc Demers, Mayor of Laval
06Apr

When fighting domestic violence against women doesn’t...

Passing a motion in support of female victims of domestic violence shouldn’t be controversial and refusing...

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Bombardier
04Apr

Bombardier execs should slash their bonuses – not...

There is something extremely distasteful about seeing those exorbitant salaries and bonuses of Bombardier’s...

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30Jan

History Repeated: Trump, the Holocaust, and our New Rules

Apparently we've entered a time of simple words said loudly, of evocation of base emotions. How does one...

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06Nov

Strange Days: A Canadian in TrumpLand

Donald Trump for President? Only in America. A Canadian tries to get his head around the impossible.

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Immigrants at Ellis Island. (credit: searlecanada.org)
11Oct

Nobel Prize winners or not, immigrants have always given...

Immigration is not a benevolent and magnanimous service, it’s not charity bestowed upon inferior foreigners...

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31Aug

Colin Kaepernick and Dissent in America

What is the truer measure of a patriot? One who will gloss over their nation’s ills and pay it obligatory...

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25Jul

Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don’t Want To

Free speech is a principle we will defend to the death, until perhaps we don’t agree with what has been...

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Nancy Drew
16May

Nancy Drew and the Mystery of CBS’s Sad Sexism

It would appear that in top-secret Hollywood boardrooms where well-heeled and well-connected TV executives...

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17Feb

And This Is What They Call Progress

Is putting a plus-size model on the cover of Sports Illustrated progressive, or just a more inclusive form of...

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01Feb

Doing Onto Others: Cosby, Trumpism, and Our Human Frailty

Oppressed men dismissing abused women, immigrants wanting to keep out refugees, it seems we humans will...

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Cameroonian author Imbolo Mbue, is being honoured with The Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize ($5,000 to an author whose work upholds the values of intercultural understanding and social inclusion) for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.
24Apr

Women front and centre at this year’s Blue...

Its series Women & Words highlights women authors who continue to be under-represented and under-valued. As...

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Clybourne Park
11Apr

Of Property Values and Prejudice

Clybourne Park is a two-act play about racism and the politics of race, but also about integration, social...

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Last Night at the Gayety
26Apr

Last Night at the Gayety an entertaining look back at...

Last Night at the Gayety is also about breaking free of conventions and surroundings, religious moralizing,...

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19Apr

The Empty Yellers: ‘Our identity isn’t based...

"My mom can't resist suggesting I go back to school every week or so, but she loves the music enough to...

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Butcher
19Nov

Butcher: a thrilling whodunit you shouldn’t miss!

Butcher is such a nail-biter, such a fast, slick, funny, and effortless-to-watch whodunit, it begged the...

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State of Denial
14Oct

State of Denial delivers a powerful punch

Heavy, didactic plays can often be preachy and slow-paced in tone, preferring to focus on the instructional...

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Adventures 3
30Sep

Centaur Theatre goes searching for God in season opener

There are references to the War of 1812 and Captain Runchy’s Company of Coloured Men, a little-known...

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30Sep

Fundraiser For Local Artist Co-operative

Support your local arts community

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11Sep

Resurrecting a Willie Nelson song… fifty years...

She was such a fan of the song that back in 2013 she posted a Facebook message that said: "Are You Sure" -...

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Syrian refugee children watch Martin Keown, a former British soccer player for Arsenal, as he speaks to them during the official opening of Save the Children's new soccer field at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
03Sep

Home by Warsan Shire

"You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the...

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