Tag Archives: human rights

We created the refugees. We need to take responsibility

There are many people in western nations who are against providing refuge for the millions of displaced people primarily citing fears for our safety. These fears are being spread largely byright wing politicians and media, even those who from refugee … Continue reading

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A few words on refugees

I am getting tired of re-reading the same comments and lies about the Paris attacks and the refugees who have been forced to leave their lives in Syria. They are people who have had their lives destroyed and are trying … Continue reading

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Harper’s Record on Syrian Refugees

The situation in Syria has developed into the worst refugee crisis in recent memory, with approximately ½ of the population displaced from their homes. Out of a total population of 23 million in 2014, there are now over 4,000,000 who have … Continue reading

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Questions to ask your candidate on gender equality

Gender issues affect us all and I think most of us know how the various parties stand on gender issues in the election. If you are looking for more information, here are a few questions you might ask your candidate. … Continue reading

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Jailed for not being able to afford an abortion clinic

Like many discriminatory laws, the US states that are criminalizing abortion and even miscarriage primarily affect women at the lower end of the economic ladder. Recently in  Pennsylvania a young women was unable to afford the combined travel or direct costs necessary to … Continue reading

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Liberal Muslims

Many people think of Islam as a monolithic religion with two main groups, the Sunnis and Shi-ites, battling it out for fundamentalist supremacy. Just like Christianity and other religions, there are differing degrees of modernism among believers, and with some … Continue reading

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Return to Blogging

I’ve had a summer of home renovations, parties, company, and beach, so blogging dropped to a very low priority. These activities took precedence:  

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More on MacKay

Here’s a bit of follow-up to the comments of Justice Minister Peter Mackay I wrote about yesterday.  It didn’t take very long for The Toronto Star to find some people who strongly disagree, not only with MacKay’s tone, but also with … Continue reading

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Peter MacKay Justice Minister. Is he racist and sexist?

My first introduction to Peter MacKay was back in 2003 when he became leader of the progressive Conservative party of Canada partly by making promises that he would not attempt a merger with the then Canadian Alliance party. That promise … Continue reading

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A Quick look at the effects of unintended pregnancies

I think it’s safe to assume that most women make the decision to terminate a pregnancy because the pregnancy was unintended. Some, of course, make the decision due to health concerns. Some of the reasons given for making the decision include: … Continue reading

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