Archive | October 2018
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In recent months and years, First Nations peoples have been requesting/demanding the removal of statues of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, from public places. They usually say that they find the statues offensive because of Macdonald’s role in the creation of the residential school system. However, if we think about the issue clearly, […]
Ah, retirement! A time of rest and relaxation after a lifetime of work. Right. Maybe the problem is that I am only semi-retired, still doing a lot of editing and writing work. Or maybe our ideas about retirement are wrong. In any case, I have discovered what that free time after retirement is. It is […]
Fears are being voiced again in the United States that President Donald Trump might succeed in appointing a “conservative” judge (whether it is Brett Kavanaugh or someone else) to the US Supreme Court. Opponents fear that this would give conservatives a majority there and change many court decisions. Similar concerns have been raised at various […]