This week, some important perspectives on a couple of recent, high-profile trials that I thought needed sharing. The cases involved? Depp v. Heard and that of Canada’s Jacob Hoggard, formerly of the band Hedley.
With Canada apparently on the downward side of the most recent Covid wave, I had fewer reasons to check for the latest chitchat on the virus and managed to control my bad Twitter habit. I was even looking forward to what I hoped would be our most normal spring and summer since 2019. But then chaos struck in my country, a place very much unaccustomed to such a thing.
We’re all exhausted by this pandemic. What we need right now is a government that calms the waters with firm decisions based on sound policy. What we have is a government beholden to the whims of social media chatter and all too willing to muddy the waters with whispers and media leaks.
This week, a focus on the legacy of residential schools in Canada.
What unbelievable, appalling privilege it is to look away. Indigenous peoples have had to face the ugly reality of residential schools their whole lives. Looking away has never been an option. Nor should it have been for me or anyone else in this country. And this is where current generations of non-Indigenous people have to acknowledge their own failings.
His story is depressingly familiar: famous guy gets a job where he can meet starstruck young women and take advantage of them, confident they won’t speak out against him and fully aware that he he can use his power and reputation as a shield if they do. Tale as old as time.
There are plenty of reasons people might not want to vote Liberal, but instead of focusing on those, the Conservatives are making stuff up. They like to shout about Trudeau’s ethics violations, but what does it say about their ethics that they base their campaign on highly sensationalist fabrications instead of facts?
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