Category Archives: POLITICS

Mobbing Ford

This is the editorial cartoon by Graeme MacKay as it appeared in to-day’s Spectator.  The Hamilton and Toronto football teams play off in Toronto Sunday for a place in the Grey Cup game next week. Mayor Ford, a football enthusiast … Continue reading

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Tragedy and the Common Man

This morning at the bank, the doctor’s office, shopping in three different stores, the conversations I overheard were all about Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford.  Although people lament the persistent media coverage and say they are sick of hearing about the … Continue reading

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The Berlin Wall

November 9th is a remarkable anniversary in many ways.  This entry from the BBC lists other key stories besides its detailed review of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But what we remember most is the incredible surprise and elation … Continue reading

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Certainty

I have been trying to understand the mess in the US Congress this week.  How can the greatest and richest democracy in the world allow such a mess to begin, let alone drag on for so long? At supper time … Continue reading

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Mind over matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  (Mark Twain) We celebrated my husband’s birthday this week. I had intended writing a blog that celebrated his fine qualities and many achievements, but it … Continue reading

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Responses

The difference between these public responses to Morgentaler’s death speak volumes about the qualities of leadership on the Canadian political scene. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Morgentaler’s contributions “to a fair society” have been felt worldwide. “Our country has lost … Continue reading

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Dr. Henry Morgentaler

Dr Henry Morgentaler died to-day. An article in the NYTimes reminds us: [He was]   Canada’s most heralded and vilified abortion doctor, who was assaulted and imprisoned for defying restrictive laws but who won the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision … Continue reading

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