Memorizing adjectives and pronouns did little more than create a resentment for having to learn French in the first place. Meanwhile, speaking the language took…View More Alberta Needs to Rethink French Curriculum
Recent terror attacks in Europe have unnerved Canadians and many wonder which nation or what out-of-the-way tourist spot may be the next venue for a…View More ‘We are Just as Safe as a Year Ago’
For more than a year, Canadian CF-18s have been striking ISIS targets with laser-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. Airstrikes began in Iraq in November 2014, but the Conservatives…View More Middle Eastern Promises: Will Canada Be Forced Into War?
Swiss-born Muslim academic and author Tariq Ramadan told an Ottawa audience that governments and the public should recognize the equal dignity of all human beings,…View More Conflicts Not About Religion, But Perception: Tariq Ramadan
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made a broad appeal for acceptance at a visit to an Ottawa mosque for Friday prayers last week. Wynne stopped by…View More Wynne Makes Appeal for Acceptance at Ottawa Mosque
The online reaction to the horrific events in Paris of November 13 has been a wake-up call for those of us who work in the…View More Refugees Trying to Escape Violence, Not Stoke It
In politics as in life, you always meet the devil on a curve. For Justin Trudeau, mass murder in Paris is his trial by ordeal…View More Despite Paris’ Misery, Trudeau Mustn’t Fall into Harper’s Old Traps
As friends in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad reach out to tell me they are safe after recent attacks by Islamic State (IS), a myriad of thoughts and images run…View More Paris Attacks: Requiem for the Nameless
#JeSuisCharlie #IAmBaga Both powerful hashtags. Both ways for people all around the world to express public outcry over the mass killings of people in France…View More Boko Haram: Where is the Global Outcry?
As the Academy Award nominations briefly usurp global terror headlines, I recall how watching events unfold in Paris last week was a somewhat cinematic experience.…View More Cinema Verité in Paris: Hope for a Happy Ending