Terror for a post-truth world

Tragedy struck Sainte-Foy, Québec City this past Sunday. A masked gunman entered a busy local mosque, the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, and opened fire on a night prayer. As a result of his violent act of terror, six were killed and nineteen were injured. Soon after, we learnt that the accused, Alexandre Bissonnette, was a … Continue reading Terror for a post-truth world

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Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

By Richard Forbes. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. - Pierre Trudeau. Under the ominous hashtag, #muslimban, Americans and people all around the world tweeted … Continue reading Sooner or later, Canada will have to wake the sleeping elephant

Canada may be “back” but the hate is still here

By Richard Forbes. A chill has settled through the countryside; the leaves curling, the autumn, unreliable at best and - if papers are to be believed - the public's mood towards immigration has cooled. This Saturday's Toronto Star headline read “Canadians Favour Screening Immigrants” which, as Maclean's Colin Horgan and Abacus Data's Bruce Anderson have said, makes … Continue reading Canada may be “back” but the hate is still here

The worst of Harper’s legacy comes back to haunt Tories

By Richard Forbes. The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) convened in a roomy Rideau committee room at 1 Wellington Street this week to discuss the refugee processing of vulnerable minorities from Syria and Iraq. But what began as yet another cheap opportunity for the Tories to paint the new government as deaf to … Continue reading The worst of Harper’s legacy comes back to haunt Tories