On October 21st of 2019, Canadians re-elected Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberal Party of Canada — though with a weaker mandate as the Liberals did not capture enough seats to form a majority government. Without additional votes from their rival parties, the Liberals will not be able to pass legislation. Trudeau will have to
In the opening salvos of the Second World War, Allied powers implemented a naval blockade of Nazi Germany to choke off the flow of raw materials crucial to the Nazi war effort. German U-Boats attacked allied merchant ships and cargo haulers, most famously sinking the civilian liner the SS Athenia hours after a formal declaration
There exists a duality in the attitudes of some of the families of refugees in Canada that cuts between gratitude and uneasiness. I call it uneasiness because I’m not sure how else to describe it. The gratitude comes from a host country granting a refugee sanctuary during a time when their lives are in peril.
There’s a concept called the whited sepulchre in Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. It refers to something beautiful on the outside but putrid on the inside – rotten, despite an outward image of virtue and beauty. The concept dates all the way back to the Bible, so the hypocrisy of someone who represents themselves
I’ve recently been reminded of something my grandmother used to do. Keep in mind she was from a much harder time than now. She lived through the Great Depression and the Second World War. She was taken to Nazi slave labour camp when fourteen and once liberated, narrowly escaped communist death squads. She remembered real
“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans – those without smartphones could use the