My COVID-19 Journal – Day 35

Yesterday morning I climbed onto the treadmill to listen to the Prime Minister’s briefing and the news. As I began to focus on the program, an image of a small town came into view, with white clapboard buildings and a white clapboard, steepled church. The breaking news focused my attention and I learned, with all…

Book Review – A Number of Things

In 1967, on the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, every town, city – even every neighbourhood – had a Centennial project. New buildings were built, the Ontario College System was founded and, when you’re visiting any town in Canada, you can bet that any public space with a name like “Centennial Arena” or “Centennial Park”…

Persons Day 2016

On October 18, 1929, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain handed down the decision that women were “persons” under the law. Today it is easy to forget that this was not always considered to be the case and that women have had to fight for rights that men took for granted…