Ontario’s premier made a statement recently that had a lot of people scratching their heads – very carefully, to avoid injury that might necessitate a trip to the emergency room.
After six days of apologies by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the horrendous abuses perpetrated on Indigenous children and families through the residential school system in Canada, come the questions.
There is no more effective way to throw fear into the hearts of the general public than to mention the word “epidemic.”
Apart from making people with variable rate mortgages break out in hives, most of us are not too sure what the Bank of Canada’s decision to hike up the interest rate means.
So much for the vaunted cashless society.
Most of us are familiar with Monopoly. Roll the dice, move your playing piece and buy property. Collect rent from anyone who lands on something you own.
It promises to be a long, hot summer in more ways than one, as divisiveness grows on both sides of the border. Many of those divisions have the potential to explode into violence.
For the first time in a couple of years, we are gearing up to celebrate Canada Day – with real fireworks instead of virtual ones, neighbourhood festivities featuring live entertainment and games for the kids (and adults who cannot resist the opportunity to have fun), instead of Zoom.
There was a time when the words “out of sight” would be uttered with a delighted smile.
It is not unheard of for a school to receive a bomb threat this time of year – usually on a warm, sunny Friday when there is a physics exam scheduled.
If you voted in the provincial election that saw Doug Ford elected to a second straight majority, you were in the minority.
Affordable housing has grown beyond being an election campaign issue.
The mass shooting in Buffalo horrified people in this area in a way that similar murders have not. Buffalo is a place we might visit without much thought – do a bit of shopping, have lunch with friends.
Every election campaign in recent years has had a pattern – candidates strive to “define” themselves, and stop their opponents from doing it for them.
I’ve been extremely lucky to have many excellent teachers over the years