Of burkas and niqabs: Quebec Liberals show their true colours

How do you feel about Muslim women wearing a burka or a niqab in your cities and towns?

Do you think they should be allowed to wear them when they receive or give public services? Do you think they should be allowed to wear them if they are teaching your children in classrooms or taking your picture for a driver’s licence? How about when they are riding in a municipally-owned transit vehicle, like a bus or a subway car?

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Harvey Weinstein affair: Why journalism matters

Maybe something will actually be done about sexual misconduct and impropriety in business now, not just in the acting profession, but all professions and industries.

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Sunday Reads: On ignoring a drowning man and #BoycottSearsCanada

“I would’ve never believed that somebody could watch somebody in distress and not do anything about it . . . There are no words to describe how utterly inhumane and cruel the actions of these juveniles were towards Mr Dunn.”

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Sunday Reads: Payout to Khadr called “treason” as anger, opposition grows

“I don’t see this as anything but treason,” said Layne Morris. “It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.”

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First summer job: Wild child in the Arctic

Do you remember your first summer job?

I was one of a group of reporters and editors asked to write short pieces — “no more than 300 words” — about our first summer jobs for an article that was posted online June 23 (in print the day after).

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Sunday Reads: LGBTQ rights as a fault line in shaky U.K. government

I figured the headline was misleading when I saw it in my google news queue: “A record number of LGBTQ people were just elected to the British Parliament.”

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Sunday Reads: ‘A perversion of Islam’

After yet another terrorist attack in the name of Allah in London on Saturday, British PM Theresa May declared “enough is enough,” the New York Times is reporting.

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Sunday Reads: With this ring, I do myself wed?

From the “I couldn’t make this stuff up” department comes this:

The National Post, a serious national mainstream newspaper in Canada, had a report this past week about a woman who married herself.

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Sunday Reads: On political correctness run amok in the U.S. and the Canadian Senate

There is far too much political correctness in America these days.

That’s the unpolitically correct opinion of David Marcus, a writer/columnist I respect a lot and who is a Twitter acquaintance/friend of mine.

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Sunday Reads: Great mothers of the world

As many people honour their moms on this Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about some of the women who have influenced me — and influenced the world.

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Sunday Reads: Vice overreaches with social nudism article

I suppose it is a sign of the increasing popularity of nudism — either for click value or genuine interest — that some publications look for somewhat unique or offbeat hooks on the subject, even if they are not entirely relevant and turn out to be exercises in distastefulness if not unfair stereotyping.

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