Opinion

Looking ahead: the elections in our future

By Patrick Hunter 08.01.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   At this time last year, amidst restoring your residence to post-Christmas decor and pondering the state of your finances, we were also facing the prospect of a new premier of Ontario and a possible provincial election. …

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What the ice storm revealed

By Pat Watson 08.01.2014

By PAT WATSON   Way back in November 2013, when winter began to intrude on the boundaries of autumn and then to fully take over the remaining fall period, we should have known Mother Nature was planning to give us …

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The good and the bad of a “13th” year

By Patrick Hunter 24.12.2013

By PATRICK HUNTER   I am not one who is guided by superstitions. That doesn’t mean that I don’t respond to superstitions. For example, I don’t have a problem with Friday the 13th. I don’t lock myself away or take …

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Loss of a loved one dims our yuletide cheer

By Pat Watson 24.12.2013

By PAT WATSON   The familiar scent linked with joy-filled Christmases wafting in the cold air from a small army of pine trees lined up for sale brought with it a wave of sadness this year. With Christmas Day nearing, …

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Is Christmas about happiness…or joy?

By Lennox Farrell 18.12.2013

By LENNOX FARRELL   Is the season of Christmas one about happiness, or joy? To be more precise, is happiness knowing you’re getting gifts; and joy knowing the meaning of Christmas? For sure, joy is knowing you’re making the lives …

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanzaa

By Murphy Browne 18.12.2013

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him Born, the King of angels: O come let us adore him Christ the Lord. Adeste …

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The day I met Nelson and Winnie Mandela

By Admin 18.12.2013

By JUNE VEECOCK   News of Nelson Mandela’s death brought back memories of that memorable day in 1990 when I met him and his then wife, Winnie Mandela.   As Director of Human Rights for the Ontario Federation of Labour, …

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Class action lawsuit a welcome move

By Patrick Hunter 18.12.2013

By PATRICK HUNTER   Our community has long talked about the possibility of suing institutions in an effort to turn the tide on racial discrimination as it is practiced in those institutions and which greatly affect African Canadians. The class-action …

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