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  • Critipeg: Cemetery Boys

    Aiden Thomas, 320 pages, Macmillan Publishers, September 2020

  • Possibly Manitoban?

    Society for Manitobans with Disabilities rebrand is confusing and infantilizing

  • Feeling blue while seeing red

    A Canadian experience of the US election

  • The neighbours are having a coup

    At the time of this writing, the ballots in the US presidential election are still being counted.

  • Late-night shows are like university students

    For now, late-night reflects the mounting pressure put on comedians to be philosophers, political activists and teachers, able to somehow grapple (comedically) with the floundering American democracy.

  • In law we trust

    It isn’t fair to ask marginalized communities for lawful protest when laws often largely miss the mark on human rights.

  • Thirty-something

    It’s that time of year: voting for the Uniter 30 is open again!

  • There’s nothing magical about TERFs

    J.K. Rowling has a responsibility to do better, especially since her most famous novels are intended for young readers and preach ideas of love and acceptance. 

  • Universal basic income is not the answer

    We need to be more creative and imagine more progressive ways to subsidize and lower real costs of living, putting the onus back on governments and the wealthy.

  • The antisocial dilemma

    Social media algorithms aren’t mysterious, scheming voices instructing us to do this or that. They aren’t telling us anything new or introducing brand-new behaviours or ideas from scratch.

  • Privacy in clinics could be improved

    It is easy to be filled with a sense of apprehension when the need to seek medical attention arises, especially considering what often feels like a lack of privacy in public waiting rooms. 

  • Is virtual school still school?

    Back-to-school season can evoke specific memories. Memories of a community of people, of socialization, an avenue to network, deciding what to wear, how to get to the physical building and so on. At least this was the case before a pandemic struck this year.

  • Canada is not immune to white supremacy

    After the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, protesters across the world contine to fight against police brutality and demand justice for the countless BIPOC who have been racially profiled, assaulted and murdered.

  • Nygard accusations force examination of social values

    Coming forward with allegations of sexual violence, especially against a powerful man, is not easy.

  • Is the ‘left’ always right?

    It’s almost impossible to scroll through Twitter or even strike up a conversation without some mention of politics.

  • Prejudice in ‘the media’

    Years ago, I noticed a shift when I transitioned from working in sports media to writing daily news. I adjusted my tone and spent different hours in the office, but the most striking change happened on Tinder.

  • It’s a team effort

    I remember looking at my phone and scoffing, in mild disbelief, when my Instagram feed suddenly filled with posts about the NBA suspending their season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That was back in March, and now, sports as we knew them no longer exist.

  • Restrictive land use a setback to climate justice

    Neighbourhood change, especially in trendy, upscale neighbourhoods, is a heated topic across Canada. But Green Party of Canada leadership hopeful Glen Murray’s take on the issue is at odds with the party’s climate goals.

  • Calling on the support of our leaders at the rally

    lt is imperative that provincial leaders attend Friday’s #Justice4BlackLives rally. While pandemic-related concerns are an obstacle, they should not be an excuse for total absence.

  • Disaster capitalism comes home

    Premier Brian Pallister’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has prioritized the free market over the public services that have acted as the backbone of Manitoba before and during the current crisis.

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