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International, Society

Yet another vanity plate concern

Vanity licence plates for vehicles have been a big hit in Canada. Paying somewhat more than one would for a regular plate, the vanity plates allow  people to identify themselves or portray some message they like using combination of letters »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada’s founding father takes another hit

Sir John A Macdonald’s name is dropped by the Canadian Historical Association (public comments open at bottom of page- will appear after moderating) The Canadian Historical  Association has long awarded prizes for published works of an historical nature One of »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

The politically correct effort to remove historical figures from the public

In recent years movements have sprung up to remove the names of prominent Canadian historical figures from public buildings, and/or their statues, primarily for their alleged role in attempts to assimilate or eliminate aboriginal culture. The latest to come under »

Arts & Entertainment, Politics, Society

The controversy over two words

In these politically correct times, changing two words has led to acrimonious debate in the Canadian government. The late Mauril Belanger, (Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier) had introduced a private members bill to change the words of Canada’s national »

Society

‘Shockingly racist’ student costume party sparks online debate

A costume party by undergraduate students at Queen’s University in Ontario has sparked a heated online debate on the meaning of racism, cultural appropriation and political correctness. Photographs circulating on social media show mostly white Queen’s students in Kingston, dressed »

Health, International, Society

Political correctness cancels free yoga classes

“Cultural appropriation”, and then, language issues Since 2008, Jennifer Scharf has been giving free yoga lessons at the University of Ottawa, that is until this year. Yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf- “people are just looking for a reason to be offended” »