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Ignoring economic violence

Ignoring economic violence

OTTAWA—The Republicans of the North have never met a point they didn’t bludgeon, nor a fact they didn’t massage into terror. It’s understandable that the Conservatives want to jump on the inflation bandwagon, since people are feeling the pinch of rising grocery...

Why Mia Amor Mottley matters so much

Why Mia Amor Mottley matters so much

Originally published in the National Observer on December 8, 2021.  It is the combination of power, defiance, intelligence and compassion that made the prime minister of the world’s newest republic, Mia Amor Mottley, a lightning rod that highlighted the...

Vaccine apartheid spreading the same strain of racism

Vaccine apartheid spreading the same strain of racism

OTTAWA—Tell me anti-blackness is global without telling me anti-blackness is global. On Nov. 26, researchers in South Africa detected a new addition to the coronavirus family, a variant named omicron (B.1.1.529). It was first detected in Botswana but identified by...

The continued mystery of the NDP’s existence

The continued mystery of the NDP’s existence

OTTAWA—During the post-election lull between choosing cabinet and the Speech from the Throne, I ruminated on the political issues that have shaped the year. And increasingly—now perennially—one question always sticks in my mind and will continue to in the years to...

Cop out: climate pact a dereliction of global duty

Cop out: climate pact a dereliction of global duty

OTTAWA—“In a way, Boris Johnson was the perfect host for COP26. The British prime minister specializes in groundless optimism and empty pledges. The Glasgow climate summit produced plenty of both.” What an indictment of the fecklessness of the United Nations...