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Anna Hope – Wake (2014)

Why can’t he just move on? 

Not just him.  All of them.  All of the ex-soldiers, standing begging in the street, boards tied around their necks. 

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Social Justice

Editorial: Bill 20 compromise is a good first step

After months of open animosity and refusals to compromise, the provincial government and Quebec’s family doctors have finally found some middle ground.

The agreement between the health ministry and the association representing family doctors across the province announced on Monday comes as welcome news for physicians, who were facing a poorly conceived system of quotas and sanctions under Bill 20; for Quebecers, who need better access to front-line care; and for a government that had seemed to be stumbling badly on this issue. 475 more words

Government And Politics

The 7th Assembly’s Grand Legacies, ACJ and VAPP Acts

The farewell bid can’t get any better for Mr Jonathan and the 7th Assembly when the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 (VAPP Act) was enacted into law on… 865 more words

Social Policy

Swift quits C.D. Howe Institute over involvement in Trudeau attack ads

Former small-business lobbyist Catherine Swift resigned suddenly from the board of a conservative think-tank Monday after another group she leads launched a pair of highly partisan election-style radio ads attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. 811 more words

National

#gaycakegate

So, a Christian Northern Irish bakery has been taken to court and found liable for breaking discrimination laws by refusing to bake a cake with a gay rights slogan on it for a gay customer. 360 more words

Lgbt Rights

Letter: Education department falls short on service for special-needs students

Special-needs services are cost-effective

Re: “Education cuts will gut vital services: union” (Montreal Gazette, May 20)

No question the present education department, headed by François Blais, is smart, and it is to be commended for modernizing Quebec’s public school system with its forward-looking bold idea to ditch school board elections. 91 more words

Opinion

Linking prevention and treatment—the only way to stop HIV infections

Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, summarises the main steps that are to be taken to stop HIV infection, that is through prevention and early treatment. 809 more words

Development