The Latest From David Menzies
March 26, 2016
Can you imagine a municipal bylaw that would prevent gossiping, or rumour-mongering? Enter the “Polite Police” at Saskatoon City Council who recently proposed an anti-bullying bylaw that would make Saskatoon a kinder, gentler place . . . or else!
March 25, 2016
It’s been a few days since the passing of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and though he was battling a cruel form of cancer and wasn’t responding to treatment, I was still shocked. I thought if anyone could beat insurmountable odds, it was Rob Ford.
March 21, 2016
Another act of Islamic terrorism on Canadian soil the other day, this one taking place at an Armed Forces recruitment office in Toronto. Accused knifeman Ayanle Hassan Ali tried to make a political point by stabbing a couple of Canadian military personnel.
March 20, 2016
Did you have a good Earth Hour Saturday night? You know, that 60 minutes when we were supposed to flick off the lights, pull the plug, and party like it was 1799?
March 19, 2016
Canada will be getting a banknote with a woman on it, other than the Queen that is. She’s been there forever and though she is female, she’s terribly Eurocentric and a monarch so she doesn’t count.
March 14, 2016
I received a magazine in my mailbox that I didn’t ask for but as an Ontario taxpayer, I reluctantly helped pay for called “Health Time”.
March 13, 2016
The TV show Fashion Police is for laughs. They don’t have the power to punish but the Ontario Human Rights Commission does and they want to police businesses to end sexualized dress codes that discriminate against female and transgender employees.
March 12, 2016
If you didn’t get a chance to take part in International Women’s Day this month, all you need to know about it can be gleaned from the poster promoting the Toronto celebration.
March 11, 2016
The City of Ottawa recently held a public event at City Hall celebrating the hijab – an Islamist head-covering many Muslim women consider oppressive. An organization calling itself, “City for All Women Initiative” asked non-Muslim women in the nation’s capital to offer support for the hijab by wearing one regardless of their faith, to show solidarity.
March 06, 2016
It’s not crazy to expect that if a nation gains admission to an international human rights council, that nation should actually demonstrate a commitment to human rights, yet that’s not the case at the United Nations.