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Criminal Justice May Seem Alien to Aboriginals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged that his government will reform how juries are selected in Canada so that Indigenous people can “once again” have confidence in the criminal justice system. Trudeau made the commitment in the House of Commons Wednesday after addressing the family of Colten Boushie, the 22-year-old […]

Remembering Peter Shepel

Twenty years ago today,  Vera’s brother Peter was buried. He was 42.  (In the image on the left, Peter occupies the centre, with Vera on his right, and brother John on his left.)  He had been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the tender age of 14. He wasn’t expected […]

Remember Polish Independence Day

On 11 November Poland celebrates the National Independence Day. The date commemorates events from 1918 when Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitions. Since 1795 Poland was divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. The World War I which ended in 1918, was a defeat to all those major […]

The New National Is An Acquired Taste

Here are my 10 observations, in no particular order, by Warren Kinsella in Huffington Post. Four anchors? Seriously? That’s not a newscast, that’s a sequel to “Split”, the movie. Multiple personalities make for memorable horror flicks, but not so much a serious newscast. The sum of the four is less […]

Is it health care, health-care, or healthcare?

WASHINGTON — Several former Obama administration officials were on their regular Wednesday morning conference call this week, plotting against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, when Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, said on CNBC that his party should shoot for “the lowest common denominator” […]