(No) Pride and (abundant) prejudice

What an interesting week for Alberta politics (let’s be real, every week in Alberta politics is interesting.) And an awful week for the United Conservative Party. First the excitement started when unsurprisingly the UCP was declined the ability to participate in the Edmonton Pride Parade. To anyone with an iota of knowledge about LGBTQ2 issues, … Continue reading (No) Pride and (abundant) prejudice

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Why I won’t be getting my knickers in a knot about the new “O Canada” lyrics

Today a private member’s bill was passed in the Canadian Senate that officially changed the lyrics of "O Canada" to a gender-neutral phrasing from the line “In all thy sons command,” to “In all of us command.” As could easily be predicted, the anti-PC crowd is out crowing about the change, and how it disrespects … Continue reading Why I won’t be getting my knickers in a knot about the new “O Canada” lyrics

Love, thoughts, prayers aren’t enough.

It’s been a dark couple of days in North America. Between a suspected terror attack and the largest mass shooting (which I’m also going to call an act of terror even if police and media won’t) in US history, our society feels like it’s under attack. The usual litany of platitudes and calls for solidarity … Continue reading Love, thoughts, prayers aren’t enough.

Perspective of time will look unfavourably upon us, too.

With the movement to remove statues of confederate figures in the United States, it was only a matter of time before Canada also started to reflect upon its own genocidal/colonial history and assess whether some of our forefathers (and foremothers) are worthy of the public adulation they have received. A well intending Elementary Teachers Federation … Continue reading Perspective of time will look unfavourably upon us, too.