Monthly Archives: June 2013

Official sexism brought to you by Canada’s national anthem

The following op ed, commissioned by the Montreal Gazette, also appears in  today’s Saskatoon Star Phoenix. It’s like poking a hornet’s nest: Dare to suggest that the words to the English version of our national anthem should be altered to … Continue reading

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O Canada… Oh, Canada

A few years ago the Conservative government threw a bone (briefly) to Canadian women, and (rashly, as it turned out) promised to update the lyrics to our national anthem to include the 50% of the population currently excluded. (Rumour has it that … Continue reading

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Of privilege and prostitution

For a few years in the 1990s I had the enormous privilege of a regular column in the Vancouver Sun. Every week, I’d write 750 words on pretty much any topic I wanted, and the Sun (a broadsheet not affiliated … Continue reading

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