Bridging Cultures

Who Are the Taliban?

As Malala Yousefzai lies in a Pakistani hospital recovering from a gunshot to the head, the Taliban have once again grabbed the headlines.But who are they? Once we start down the road of believing extremism to be a more devout form of Islam where does that leave the peaceful Muslim majority? Where does that leave Malala? Continue reading

Swimming against the tide – can “good character” make a comeback?
Expat Life

Swimming against the tide – can “good character” make a comeback?

With today’s news of the distasteful practices that ensure promotion in the banking firm Goldman Sachs, comes the revelation of another whistle-blower, someone speaking out at detriment to themselves about something they find morally wrong, unwilling and unable to keep quiet no matter what their financial reward for doing so; following in the footsteps of Bradley Manning, Jeffrey Wigand and Karen Silkwood, to name just a few. Continue reading

Fed up of the Fords
Expat Life

Fed up of the Fords

Toronto city council has endorsed a private members bill calling for the government to make side under-run guards on large trucks mandatory. The bill comes a month after Jenna Morrison – a 38 year old mother of one, who was pregnant with her second child – was killed beneath the wheels of a truck at a street corner in Toronto. Continue reading