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Doug Ford, Con Man

Ever since Rob Ford’s older, meaner brother Doug launched his campaign to become the conservative premier of Ontario, he’s been compared to aspiring demagogue Donald Trump. But it’s not just Ford’s angry-gleeful embrace of far-right populism, albeit minus much of the racism. Or the fact that he, too, pulled himself … Read More

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What That Viral Racist Denny’s Video, And Our Reaction, Says About Canada For Better And Worse

Many of us want to believe that we live in a “Meanwhile in Canada” meme, a multicultural mosaic that keeps the racism of our southern neighbours over on their side of the border. Not all of us get a choice, unfortunately, and this week’s viral video of a racist woman … Read More

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Toronto ‘Incel’ Attack – Disturbed ‘Lone Wolf’, Or Misogynistic Terrorism?

The news of a deadly van attack in north Toronto spread across the city with shock and fury in the early afternoon of April 23 as we all tried to come to grips with what had just happened along that 2.2 kilometres stretch of Yonge street. It would be hours … Read More

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Facebook Faces The Music, And So Do We

After a first day before congress marked mostly by senatorial grandparents revealing how little they understand about how Facebook functions, on Wednesday the testimony got a lot testier in the House of Representatives. New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján blasted Facebook for failing to act against third-party privacy abusers using its … Read More

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