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.
‘More of us need to speak up so that our cultural heritage is not lost.’: The best comments from Hub readers this week
This past week saw Hub readers engage in discussions on where Gen Z stands on health care, the emptying of newsrooms, how we discuss Canadian history, and Danielle Smith’s invoking of the Sovereignty Act in a constitutional confrontation against Ottawa, amongst other topics.
After weeks of speculation, on November 27, Premier Danielle Smith announced Alberta’s intention to challenge the proposed Clean Electricity Regulations, an ambitious federal climate policy aimed at creating a net-zero electricity grid by 2035.
A disrupted legacy media model isn’t a market failure that necessitates large-scale government intervention. It’s a market correction that policymakers should, generally speaking, let play itself out.
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.
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.
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.
We cannot let the darkness of lies shroud us from speaking out truth. The truth that October 7th happened. That it targeted innocent civilians with unimaginable scales of hatred and violence. We must all speak out courageously against antisemitic hate in our own land today.
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.
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.