Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

FOCUS ON HEALTH Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said last week, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the […]

Reports of the death of irony were greatly exaggerated

Reports of the death of irony were greatly exaggerated

Just after the September 11th destruction of the World Trade Centre buildings in New York, several articles were published announcing the death of irony. But the current “impeachment” show, starring US President Donald Trump, and which is now monopolizing all American media, seem to have forgotten that they had announced the death of languages’ most […]

Children who accuse their teachers of racism should never be ignored

Children who accuse their teachers of racism should never be ignored

Kuba Shand-Baptiste   We’ve come a long way from the days of telling children that they should be seen and not heard. Once a display of insubordination, in 2019 the audacity of piping up at the dinner table or offering unsolicited opinions is no longer considered a punishable offence for a child. Thankfully, that much-needed […]

He loses an eye while police lose their way

He loses an eye while police lose their way

On December 28th, 2016, , a 19 year-old black man, was beaten so badly by an off-duty Toronto police, Michael Theriault, and his younger brother Christian Theriault, that he lost an eye. The incident occurred in Ajax outside the home of Jim Silverthorn, who witnessed the incident. Silverthorn’s interest was sustained as a desperate Miller […]

Don Cherry – bigotry masquerading as patriotism

A few days ago on the CBC Radio morning show, a presenter expressed surprise when, as he walked the streets of Toronto on his way to work, he saw so few poppies displayed on the clothing of pedestrians. The explanations for this state of affairs range between the possibilities that most persons were wearing winter […]

Will 5 months rest make any difference to Premier Ford?

When at the turn of 2018 Nick Fideli emerged from the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party back room at Queen’s Park to announce the resignation of party leader Patrick Brown, shocked Ontarians were puzzled at Fideli’s broad grin as he stood at the podium. At the time, Brown was the leader of the Ontario’s official opposition […]

Students may be removed from Canada for breach of conditions of study

Students may be removed from Canada for breach of conditions of study

By Sukhram Ramkissoon    According to reported statistics, Canada welcomed over 572,415 students in 2018. India continues to be the big story in Canada’s international education sector as its numbers grew by 40 percent in 2018. This amounts to more than 172,600 Indian students that came to Canada last year, a benchmark that means India will […]

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