As chair of the UN’s Special Committee on Palestine following WWII, Lester Pearson played a key diplomatic role in the partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. He looked back with pride at the creation of a Jewish homeland and with anguish at the awful violence that creation entailed.
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Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s “Big B” success stories. The resurgence of the Brunello clone of the Sangiovese grape in this small wine region has never slowed down—demand continues to outstrip supply and prices rise correspondently.
A tentative alliance was forming between Canadian Muslims and grassroots conservative activists as Muslims were joining and organizing protests against gender ideology and LGBTQ+ programming in schools. Then October 7 happened.
Anecdotes of oppression are the new national narrative—a story of Canada as a settler colonial nation, steeped in a racist history, whose people have been oppressed, and whose even ostensibly positive policies like official multiculturalism merely hide exclusionary tendencies. Patriotism has become politicized.
The proposition upheld by the Divisional Court—that fear of burdening racialized candidates should lead the government to scrap a test meant to boost poor math scores throughout public schools—represents a nadir of bigotry of low expectations and threatens to entrench poor math outcomes for all students.
With the number of journalists in Canada falling, government comms seems to be going in for the kill. There are now so few journalists that governments easily get away with holding back information that we all have a right to know.