If we can’t get rid of the monarchy, then put it in cold storage

If we can’t get rid of the monarchy, then put it in cold storage

It’s a good guess that even the most fanatical monarchists would have found last Tuesday to be a new day and a welcome relief from the minute to minute, wall to wall coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. It was 12 days of red-coated, fur – hatted soldiers, bag pipes, besotted crowds, and tender, loving clichés […]

The failure to address economic and social justice prepared the ground for the success of right wing parties

The failure to address economic and social justice prepared the ground for the success of right wing parties

By Carlton Joseph Right wing and far right political organizations are gaining significant traction in Europe and North America.  On Sunday, Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Magdalena Anderson resigned after an unprecedented right-wing and far right bloc, with roots in the neo-Nazi movement, won the election.  The bloc takes a tougher stand on crime, plans to […]

Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

by Sukhram Ramkissoon According to a recent Federal Court decision, a 60-year-old citizen of Nigeria whom I will refer to as Samuel, sought refugee protection in Canada based on his risk due to a land dispute as well as his bisexuality. The Refugee Protection Division (“RPD”) rejected the claim and found that his claim was manifestly […]

Queen Elizabeth II cannot be separated from the dark side of British history

Queen Elizabeth II cannot be separated from the dark side of British history

The Bible, often the repository of wisdom, got it right. Hebrew 9:27 says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.” For most men and women this judgement can be hard. It is hard for Queen Elizabeth II, who died recently after seventy years on the British throne. […]

Living with diabetes

Living with diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your body either can’t produce insulin or can’t properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas. Insulin’s role is to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Blood sugar must be carefully regulated to ensure that the body functions properly. Too […]

Eighty-year-old UK visitor allowed to apply for permanent residence from within Canada

Eighty-year-old UK visitor allowed to apply for permanent residence from within Canada

By Sukhram Ramkisssoon A Federal Court judge has ruled that foreign nationals applying for permanent residence in Canada may ask the Minister to use their discretion to relieve them from requirements in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, because of humanitarian and compassionate factors. As stated in Supreme Court of Canada cases, the purpose of humanitarian […]

Celebrating 150 years of trade unionism

Celebrating 150 years of trade unionism

The first Monday in September has been an official holiday in Canada since 1894, and in the United States since 1892. But the origin of Labour Day came 20 years before that, when unions started holding parades and rallies in Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate the successful 1872 Toronto printers’ strike – the original “fight […]

Could the US dissolve and be replaced by fascism?

Could the US dissolve and be replaced by fascism?

By Carlton Joseph Abraham Lincoln: “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure; permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.  It will […]

The key to change: Women’s voice and influence

The key to change: Women’s voice and influence

In solidarity with women politicians who have been subjects of threats and harassment we publish this piece from the UN Women India Office The key to change: Women’s voice and influence Women’s voice in decision-making is critical for the development of all. When women have a say in private and public affairs, decisions reflect their […]

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