The Toronto Public Library needs your help (right now)

, July 11, 2013

Maureen O’Reilly, President of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, has a meeting this morning with the office of Minister Michael Chan, who is responsible for Ontario’s public libraries. She’s planning to argue a case for more provincial funding, and she needs your help. O’Reilly invites you to send a message to Minister Chan and […]


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Building a culture of participation with Dave Meslin

, July 8, 2013

“Dave Meslin is one of Canada’s most well-known proponents of citizen engagement. His work has helped cities confront the barriers that stop community members from engaging in local politics.” On Wednesday, 29 May 2013, Dave gave a talk at Simon Fraser University called “Building a Culture of Participation.” You can download and listen to the […]


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The fourth annual Moores Canadian Suit Drive begins today

, July 2, 2013

The good people at Moores are launching their annual Canadian Suit Drive this morning, to benefit at-risk men who are transitioning into the work force. You can help by bringing your “gently-used professional attire” to any Moores location between now and the end of the month. Last year, thanks to the support of over 15,500 […]


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Be among the first to help Unlock Democracy

, June 27, 2013

Unlock Democracy Canada is “a new national campaign for voting reform and proportional government.” At least it will be, once it emerges from the “coming soon” stage. In the meantime, when Dave Meslin asks me to “like” a page on Facebook and stay tuned for more information, that’s what I do. He didn’t ask me […]


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Thanks again for making this year’s Father’s Day Walk a great one!

, June 24, 2013

One of the things I promised to do last week, and which I failed to do before putting this blog on hold for a minute, was give you a recap of the Father’s Day Walk I did with my daughter. It was a rainy day, but a great day, and I’m very grateful to everyone […]


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Just two days to go until the Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer!

, June 14, 2013

Morning, all! This is just a quick reminder that my daughter and I are headed down to the lakeshore this Sunday to do the Father’s Day Walk¬†against prostate cancer. Many thanks to those of you who have sponsored or supported us so far! I’ve set a fundraising goal of $250.00, and thanks to very generous […]


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Newstalk 1010, whose schedule is 96% male, celebrates a “uterus free” executive committee

, June 11, 2013

Late last night, blogger and White Ribbon team member Jeff Perera brought my attention to a ridiculous tweet by the folks at Newstalk 1010. “She ticked off the Fords,” the tweet read. “Now the Executive Committee is uterus free!” It was a stupid thing to say, and it would be easy to call Newstalk a […]


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My daughter and I are doing the Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer (and we need your support)

, June 10, 2013

I had a lot of fun doing the AIDS Walk with my daughter back in September, and I’ve been looking forward to another opportunity to put her in a stroller for a good cause. That opportunity will finally come on Sunday, when we do the¬†Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer. I’ve set a rather modest […]


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Let me talk to the men for a second about this whole “white knight” thing

, June 4, 2013

Now, most of you guys are good people. You don’t need the “white knight” thing explained to you, and you don’t need to be told not to call some dude a white knight because he sided with some woman and called you on your sexism. I’m not trying to tell you something you already know, […]


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I’m starting to agree with the whole “leave Rob Ford alone” argument

, May 27, 2013

It’s not that I’m convinced that this whole thing is a left-wing conspiracy, and it’s not because I think the poor guy has suffered enough. No, the reason I wish this train wreck would come to an end is because it’s exhausting. “This is as bad as it’s going to get,” I told myself this […]


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