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George Elliott Clarke

Carol Off, George Elliott Clarke, Pasha Malla, Mary Walsh, Emma Donoghue, Seth and Anne Michaels will also appear at the 38th annual literary event more

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Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate delivers keynote at Tommy Douglas Institute's fourth annual conference on social justice issues Thursday, May 19 more

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Ontario’s attempt to gut the council of our nation’s multicultural model to the world needs to be answered by creating Canada’s 11th province more

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The outsized influence of money in determining who may win elections will go up and we begin to look like a city defined by who can raise the most money and less like a city that is of the people more

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When Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was prime minister, an inquiry he called into construction of a pipeline through the Northwest Territories recommended a 10-year moratorium on the project to consult First Nations more

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As mad, murderous and self-aggrandizing as he is, a comparison to the fall of Caligula would be apt if impeachment should ever come to pass more

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Now that Canada 150 is over, there's still unfinished constitutional business – and much musing – to attend to more

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Given the outsized role of money in American politics, you could argue the republic has been devolving from democracy for the past 50 years more

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The pioneer West Indian writer penned stories and essays based on his Caribbean compatriots and on the chilly Canucks who greeted their arrival here with disdain more

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Tarantino's 2012 Django Unchained is a rarity for Hollywood - a consummate conjunction of spaghetti western and blaxploitation genres that argues for a robust response to white racism more

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If the Cons win a minority - perish the thought - Canadians better pray the current Harper-appointed governor general, David Johnston, will do his duty and allow opposition parties to form a new government more

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Stephen Harper's anti-niqab gambit reeks of what poet A.M. Klein labelled "the body odour of race" more

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Ethan Eisenberg

The effect of a fixed election date is not only to increase the role of Big Money in bankrolling a campaign - it also influences policy and legislation even before a campaign begins more

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The legacy of MLK's contemporary is less recognized but just as vital when considered in the context of Ferguson – not to mention our own police service's unlamented practice of carding more

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OPP's gas plant court order a week before Ontario vote recalls RCMP income trust intervention that brought down Martin's Libs in 2005. more

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The PM is only the person who commands the loyalty of the greatest number of Parliamentarians, not God more

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Do kids of other minorities have to accept insults in the name of free speech? more

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“I have a dream” or “By any means necessary?” more

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Unlike other black stars, he could afford to render visual blackness one option in his Identikit more

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I feel a strange sense of disbelief – one of us is now running the biggest show on earth, and it just doesn’t feel real more

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Clinton dumps feminism for suburban version of old hillbilly race-baiting more

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