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Emily Brown CPC

At a pandemic election, vaccination status is a crucial question that tells us a lot about a candidate’s beliefs. Yet Emily Brown in Burlington and other CPC candidates appear not to want to admit whether they are vaccinated or not.Continue Reading

COVID-19 reached the Nepali Himalayas late, but the effects reached it early, and will likely continue for years after the rest of us have returned to something we can call ‘normal’.

Halton resident Adrian Gordon is working to help the people who have helped him over five decades as they face the nightmare of COVID-19 variants and incomes that have disappeared.Continue Reading

Not a fan of podcast apps? Prefer accessing your favourite content through YouTube? Then we have good news for you. From now on we’ll be uploading every episode to our new YouTube channel. Check out the new channel and consider giving the first upload a like (thumbs up) and subscribing to our channel using the ‘bell’ icon. Even if you don’t use YouTube that often, it’s a great and zero-cost way to help our podcast out by making our episodes appear to other users. Although most uploads are sound only, in the future we plan to do some video episodesContinue Reading

Two Types of History

Statues are not history, and few things are more boring to historians than statutes of Victorian worthies … right until the moment they are pulled down.

Among the hysteria about “cancelling Canada’s history”, millions are learning important facts about Canada’s past. So is it history the statue-defenders want to protect? Or a mythological past that hides the brutal truths?Continue Reading

Solidarity March, June 4th 2020

Estimates suggest nearly 10,000 people marched in Burlington on June 4th. When I reached New Street, the start of the march had already passed out of sight to my left on its way towards City Hall. To my right I could see a solid mass of people coming towards me for as far as the eye could see, far beyond Guelph Line towards Walkers. I felt like checking the GPS on my phone. Was I really still in Burlington? When I walked back along New Street an hour later, the stream of people was still coming, finally starting to dwindle,Continue Reading