“We believe that everyone in Canada should have access to high quality health care,” says Dr. Danyaal Raza, chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto. “And that to me — it’s strange to say it — but it’s this piece of public policy that’s an embodiment… Read More Defending Public Health Care: Dr. Danyaal Raza Speaks Out
Stand Up and Speak Out “On the one hand, I am a librarian and, as such, I am professionally committed to freedom of speech and bringing forward a broad range of viewpoints in the library,” says Maureen O’Reilly, president of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union (Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4948). “However, we… Read More When Hate Goes Public
When international student Michaela Cavanagh received her first paycheque from her job as a server in a Danish restaurant, she realized 37 per cent of it went to the state. Compared to the typical Canadian income tax rate, this amount seems ludicrous. But Cavanagh’s hourly wage is 128.64 Danish Kroner — approximately $25 Canadian dollars.… Read More Power in a Union: Lessons from Danish Labour
DNA—the most private and intimate of information—is being swept up in blanket canvasses by Canadian police, who say the samples are collected from individuals who meet either demographic or geographic profiles, and only with their consent. But the process requires no court order, no legal oversight, and is subject to no comprehensive policies. And advocacy… Read More DNA Sweeps: How a Lack of Oversight Permits Police Coercion
As a guest on the show The Jungle I spoke about Period Positivity and the way we think about menstruation. Tune to 1:05:00 to hear that segment.
Drawn to Change’ is both a moving historical account and an unabashed call to arms. “Indeed, much of what we learn about history in school, at the movies or on the History channel revolved around the lives of individuals with the most money and power in society, such as monarchs, capitalists, and politicians. But workers’… Read More Rise up! ‘Drawn to Change’ illustrates Canadian labour’s stories and struggles
Lars Møller’s Glow of Benares is a cultural crossroads manifested through artistic expression The song Indian Train Ride starts off with a big band beat coupled with images of a train station projected onto the wall behind the band, and an Indian melody. Then, violinists bring in the “big sound” with their singing strings, guiding… Read More Bollywood Beats and Big Band @ SPOT Festival 2016