Politics & Opinion

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Kony 2012 – does anyone still care?

It’s been just over a month since the KONY 2012 video debuted. This Friday is the planned night of action, where KONY 2012 supporters are meant to “cover the night”, that is, do what they can to “promote justice for Kony” (but not vandalism – that’s lazy and illegal). Some…

o.b. tampons is really (really) sorry

It’s been a year, but o.b. tampons is reaching out to thousands of women who were left high & dry when their favourite tampons were abruptly pulled from the shelves. Yes, it’s true – this time last year, there was a tampon-induced uproar in Canada. In September 2010, o.b. tampons…

seeing red

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how HIV/AIDS is no longer an issue. Even Obama said this is the “beginning of the end” for the virus. However, in light of the Global Fund removing funding for HIV/AIDS, the number of deaths in the countries most affected by the…

when will the Toronto Police learn?

Once again, the Toronto Police are dispensing advice to young women about how they should dress to avoid assault or unwanted looks. Undeterred by the public backlash last year, when an officer told York University students to avoid “dressing like sluts” if they want to avoid sexual assault, another officer…

don’t forget to fact-check

I’m a huge politics nerd, but certain things really grind my gears. With the Ontario elections only days away, Tim Hudak is standing up for an obviously misleading and quite homophobic piece of literature being circulated by the Ontario conservatives. The literature references a document created by the Toronto District…

Goodnight, Jack.

Early this morning, Jack Layton, a man who embodied the passion, charisma and strength of a true politician lost his courageous battle with cancer. Regardless of if you liked his politics, I can’t think of a politician in recent times who was so well-loved by so many Canadians. If he…

Across Party Lines

When news broke this afternoon that Jack Layton would be holding an afternoon press conference, hearts dropped across the country. Not a word had been said, but we could all imagine that this presser could only bring bad news. Ever brave and optimistic, an obviously gaunt Layton explained that he…