A Canadian’s Perspective on Covid

I watch the news daily. I watch Canadian news, American news, British news and European news. When I see what’s going on around the world, specifically regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, I shake my head in disbelief. I have never been more proud to be Canadian. We, as a nation, have done well in battling this […]

105 Days In and I’m Angry

Where l live, we’re 105 days into lockdown from the pandemic. Although we’re slowly re-opening, with caution; it’s obvious that we’re not going to see ‘normal’ any time soon. I haven’t written a lot lately, perhaps because I’m not in a real positive place. I’m tired. I’m tired of 2020. I want 2019 back, or […]

Don’t Skirt the Real Issue!

When will we learn that racism is rampant in our world? Yes, I’m appalled by Christian Cooper being accosted by that dog-walking bitch in Central Park. Yes, I’m disgusted by a jogging Amaud Arbery being chased and shot in Georgia by two idiots who blindly assumed the poor man was a criminal. And yes, I’m […]

Domestic Violence Rising Amidst Covid-19

In Canada, we’re mourning the lives of 22 people who were senselessly murdered by a lone gunman in quiet, friendly rural Nova Scotia on April 19, 2020. At the time, the mass shooting accounted for more deaths than Covid-19 had in the province with a population of almost one million. For the first few days, […]

Mending Wall

We all know that the world sees Canadians as being polite. Over the last several weeks I’ve often thought this as I watch our Prime Minister, our Deputy Prime Minister, our Health Minister and our Chief Public Health Officer in their daily press conferences. As journalists try to bait each federal representative to openly criticize […]

The Calm in the Storm

Finally, some good news: Canada can vaunt immobilization of thousands of companies that have quickly transformed manufacturing and assembly lines to create ‘Made in Canada’ solutions for personal protective equipment including masks, gowns, face shields, ventilators and testing kits which will be available in the coming weeks and long into the future. As our Ontario […]

Trump is Asking for Backlash from Canadians

Throughout the Covid-19 fiasco, I’ve kept quiet.  Every day I’ve watched Prime Minister Trudeau give his 11:15 press conference, modeling effective behaviours of social distancing, self-isolating, and not being tested for the virus because he remains asymptomatic.  I’ve thought to myself how his drama background prepared him for this daily exhibition of compassion and sincerity.  I have […]

Child Brides at Home – Shameful

As you might know, there’s very little good television between Christmas and New Year’s.  Those of us who spend quiet holidays are left to surf the channels or stream.  This year I had not seen A&E’s new series The Untold Story.  If I had noticed it through the year, I would have likely assumed it […]

Secularism in Canada

Last week I attended a Council Meeting at City Hall.  The older, smaller indoor pool I frequent was on the chopping block and I wanted to represent my fellow swimmers’ opinion that this relic was worth saving.  As I sat through other agenda items waiting to see if I would have the opportunity to speak, […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and in Canada November is Woman Abuse Month.  In Canada, we seem to be moving forward – internationally not so.  I am concerned about the United States.  Why?  The United States are seen as the forefront of women’s rights and, like it or not, […]