Category Archives: Social Change

Oh, Brett, How Could You?

As the #MeToo Movement has gathered steam over the last year or two, I’ve made a point of keeping my mouth shut. It’s not because I have no opinions.  (What, really?) No, it’s because the treatment of women by men … Continue reading

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Enemy of the People

The role of the press – or, as some put it, whether they are the “enemy of the people” – is a live issue in today’s society. No, no, you say.  This is not an issue for society at large.  … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking

In the news this week, a grade 8 teacher in Texas was suspended for asking his students to list the positives and negatives in the lives of slaves.  Outrage filled the land (and the parents), resulting in much flapping about. … Continue reading

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Regulating Facebook

Almost four years ago I wrote an article entitled “Fixing Facebook:  The Common Carrier Option”.  Since that time, the Facebook issue has become even more of a concern, with allegations that misuse of Facebook information influenced both the U.S. Presidential … Continue reading

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Parenting

WARNING:  This article may contain twists and turns that you were not expecting. I was in a very nice restaurant with three friends, having dinner.  It was about seven o’clock, maybe a little earlier.  Because the place was full, we … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis

Those of you who know me will be aware that for many years I have focused some of my charitable fundraising, and giving, on the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. I didn’t have any particular connection to MS when I … Continue reading

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Teachers

As a society, we don’t value teachers enough. To my mind, a society should value work – in the sense of the rewards society delivers to people who do that work – based on two factors.  First, how important is … Continue reading

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