Weighing Canada’s international interventions

By Patrick Hunter 06.03.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   A few weeks I puzzled about Canada’s foreign policy – what motivates us? This came after the prime minister’s very defining trip to Israel – defining in that he made no bones about where his government …

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A suggested contemplation for Lent

By Pat Watson 06.03.2014

By PAT WATSON   The period for focused reflection on the history of African people in the Diaspora has just closed for this year. It is hoped for the one and the many that those 28 days again served as …

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Toronto needs new leadership

By Patrick Hunter 26.02.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   There is an old saying that has, at times, proven itself over the years. ‘Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t.’ But this is one time when the preference would be anyone but …

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Choosing education stream in Grade 8 is premature

By Pat Watson 26.02.2014

By PAT WATSON So Kameisha and LeShawn are not interested in school and we wonder why, considering that the path to a meaningful career rests for the most part on a solid educational foundation.   That meaningful career is not …

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Citizenship a privilege

By Admin 26.02.2014

Dear Editor:   This letter is in response to article “Changes to Citizenship Policy Mean-Spirited” (February 12, 2014).   Citizenship is a pledge of mutual responsibility and a shared commitment to values rooted in our history. And as Canadians, we …

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Upheaval at TCHC troubling

By Patrick Hunter 19.02.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   There is something about official communications that you probably already know but it is worth a reminder every now and then. Official statements, particularly when they deal with a controversial subject, are designed to provide the …

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War on the poor vs. war on poverty

By Pat Watson 19.02.2014

By PAT WATSON   Massive line-ups at social service locales throughout the city formed once Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that gift cards for food would be handed out to people who lost their store of refrigerated food during the Christmas …

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