Where do we grow from here?
Twenty thousand pig ears
Hundreds looked on as proud young men, decked out in crisp uniforms, led their parents onto the campus that will help unlock their future.
Where are all the daggers? The nefarious whisper campaigns?
Language matters, as we rediscover in almost every morning's newspaper.
Standing in front of an auditorium of mostly white faces, the president of the Ontario Black History Society asked a group of elementary students what they knew of Black History Month. A precocious girl in the first grade raised her hand.
Politics: is there no escape? Partisan, divisive commentary now dominates nearly every public space. Politico and C-SPAN has spilled into our recreational outlets, flooding comedy, the arts and social media, drawing a tripwire around family dinners and office water cooler.
If you've ever lost a passport abroad (I have), or been robbed (ditto), or suffered a medical emergency or been trapped in the midst of a coup or natural disaster, it's Canadian diplomats and their staff in Canadian consulates abroad who help you out. Since millions of Canadians travel outside this country each year, the consular job is crucial.
Of all the expensive and inefficient ways to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change, government subsidies to electric vehicle buyers are among the worst.