Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

December 2010 Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? This is a difficult question. I believe the answer is yes. When attempting to answer this question, there are three things we must consider. First, Canada’s relationship to the United States; second, the reasons given for the military occupation of Afghanistan; and third, public opinion. Canadian involvement in… Read More Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

“JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES”: York panel discuss the Canadian response to Tamil asylum seekers

October 2010 “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES” was just one of many sensational and dramatic headlines to grace Canadian newspapers in the past year regarding Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Last October, 76 asylum seekers that had arrived on Canada’s western shore were detained for three months on suspicion of terrorism before finally being released, and… Read More “JAILS AWAIT REFUGEES”: York panel discuss the Canadian response to Tamil asylum seekers

The thing about museums: How English museums illustrate the problem with the contemporary historical exhibit

July 2010 Throughout recent history, England has probably extended its reach to more countries than any other colonizing nation. In fact, at the height of its imperial regime, England controlled a quarter of the world’s population. Under the guise of science, anthropology, religious missions and military exploration, the English crown changed the history of hundreds… Read More The thing about museums: How English museums illustrate the problem with the contemporary historical exhibit

Toronto Women’s Bookstore may not survive the fiscal year

March 2010 Last month, the Ryerson Free Press published an excerpt of the Toronto Women’s Bookstore’s (TWB) letter to the community asking for financial support. “In the past,” it reads, “when feminist bookstores were closing down all across North America, the support of the community is what kept TWB alive. You are the reason that… Read More Toronto Women’s Bookstore may not survive the fiscal year