The Latest From David Menzies
October 31, 2018
Every year, the town of Oak Park Michigan stages an event on October 31st called the Halloween Boo Bash, except it seems they want to play down the “boo” part this year by banning clown costumes.
October 31, 2018
Some call it a caravan; others call it an outright invasion. I speak of the approximately 7,000 people, mostly from Honduras, who are en route to the United States via Mexico.
October 29, 2018
Remember when Halloween was all about having fun? But these days, putting on the wrong costume can lead to accusations of "cultural appropriation" from the usual suspects.
October 28, 2018
Thanks to the Internet and the Smartphone, we’re increasingly living in a world where new enterprises like Uber and AirBnB are thriving, and old ones like taxi cartels, are dying.
October 27, 2018
For a moment, a “straight pride flag” was raised in the New Brunswick village of Chipman, and from the reaction in some quarters, it seems the symbol ranks right up there with the swastika.
October 26, 2018
October 25, 2018
For about sixty years, in certain markets Kleenex has been selling a brand of extra-large tissues called “Mansize,” but now, because we live in a society of the perpetually-offended, this has become offensive and “deeply sexist.”
October 24, 2018
If the National Magazine Awards had a trophy for Most Embarrassing Cover, the November issue of Maclean’s magazine featuring Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland next to the words, “You’re Welcome, Canada,” would surely take top prize.
October 23, 2018
News broke recently that the Toronto Radisson East hotel, housing some 600 “irregular” immigrants, was targeted by an arsonist earlier this month with security footage indicating that the fire was set intentionally.
October 21, 2018
A small sign placed next to some products imported from Israel on the shelf of a Metro grocery store in north Toronto recently caught my eye. It read: