Health, Longform, Society

The making of a service dog

They’re called “service dogs”. Depending on the situation they are sometimes called ‘assistance dogs”, therapy dogs” and “guide dogs” (aka seeing-eye dogs). These are all dogs which have been specifically trained to help people with disabilities, whether that be with »

Highlights, Longform, Politics, Society

Canadian monument to controversial Ukrainian national hero ignites debate

A Canadian monument to a hero of an anti-Soviet nationalist uprising in Ukraine is raising questions about the manipulation of historical memory for political purposes. Critics of the monument say Roman Shukhevych was also a ruthless Nazi henchman and honouring »

Longform, Politics

STEPHEN HARPER’S CANADA

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper,  has been in power since the beginning of 2006.  He obtained  a majority government in 2011, and he intends to run again in the 2015 election. At this mid-point in his mandate, and in the »