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?
Today’s story of Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale getting sprung taking pics of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s property highlights the skills gap between the British paparazzi and their Canadian counterparts…
So many things exist here as polar opposites: the freezing winters and hot summers, the high quality of fresh fruit and veg and the omnipotence of junk food, the friendly polite people who turn into savages when they get behind the wheel…
The same can be said of Canada’s attitude to the environment…
It’s not three days! It’s ONE day!
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The funeral of Toronto teenager, Caylen Millben took place this morning. He was the third teenager at the Sandalwood Heights secondary school to take his own life since November.
This might currently be making news headlines around the world but it’s nothing new. When I first converted to Islam ten years ago I visited various Islamic bookshops, in cities up and down the UK, and found books like this in all of them…
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.
An insightful and informative account of overcoming self-harm. The comments are also an invaluable source of information for anyone wishing to understand this widespread practice which affects people of all ages, men and women alike.
An interesting piece in one of Canada’s dailies today, highlighting how societal perceptions of mental illness are preventing people from seeking treatment. We really can’t move forward with mental health issues until we break down the walls of shame and secrecy surrounding them.
They have them here too!
I’ve only ever seen spelling bees in the movies so it’s another piece of Americana coming to life before my very eyes! It reminds me of our inappropriate joy at spotting fire hydrants – I am of course referring to the children here, I’d just like to make that clear…
Lowe’s, the home improvement chain, removed their ads from a programme that portrays muslims as decent average people – just like you and me.
I didn’t even know nude yoga existed, nevermind that you can do it in Toronto if you so choose. Why anyone would want to practice their asanas naked in a roomful of similarly (un)clad people completely eludes me, unless it is to decrease their sensitivity to unpleasant sights.
We can all name a few lawless locations in countries around the world, where the authorities are authorities in name only – parts of Mexico, Pakistan, Afghanistan, readily spring to mind. But what about Canada – good old calm, conservative, wouldn’t-dream-of-being-rude Canada?
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.
The term Black Friday has become synonymous with a plunge in morality on a day set aside for worship at the feet of the God of Consumerism. Human sacrifice is practiced by those fervent in their beliefs that the Bargain is above all else.