PM presser for ethnic media no big deal

Political parties and media have always needed each other. Considering that Canada has a large number of multicultural and ethnic communities existing alongside the so-called mainstream, it is not surprising that political parties have specific…

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New Canadians need to identify with First Nations

This being the season of remembrances, a community dialogue was launched in Toronto to promote broader public respect for the human rights of Indigenous peoples and peoples of colour in Canada. “We need to do…

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An insider’s view of the Harper Government

BOOK REVIEW: Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism, by Andrew Griffith, Anar Press, 2013, 117 pages Any time a just-retired mandarin decides to write about his days serving the “Harper Government” should…

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Alice Munro, the Nobel Prize, and Canada’s Changing Identity

When Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature last week, the announcement was greeted with near-unanimous cheers from writers, academics and readers around the world.Writers and academics extolled the 82-year-old author as a…

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