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May-June 2018

How a federal bill intends to curb sexual misconduct on the Hill and abroad

A look inside Bill C-65

Courtney Dickson

After months of public sexual misconduct allegation at all levels of government (and other industries) across Canada, the federal government is crafting a new bill to improve the process for reporting sexual harassment—and avoiding it in the first place. Patty Hajdu, minister of employment, workforce development and labour, introduced Bill C-65 in November 2017, garnering […]

Canada’s pioneer myth

Canadians are raised to be proud of our history, attending festivals, fairs, and field trips to learn more about our colonial past. But our collective celebration may be bolstering our country's racist tendencies

Daniel Panneton

The unpunished killing of 22-year-old Cree man Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan has raised serious questions about the legacy of colonialism in shaping settlerIndigenous relations. Gerald Stanley, the white farmer who faced murder charges after shooting Boushie on his land, was ultimately acquitted by an all-white jury in February. Stanley’s acquittal fits into a long pattern […]

You won’t be seeing me at the Infinity Mirrors exhibit in Toronto. Here’s why

The wait-to-reward ratio is skewed, and I'm not buying it

Jessica Bloom

In 2014, I stepped into a Yayoi Kusama infinity room at Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum. There were only a few people in line and no formal time limit, and it was dope as hell. Surrounded by mirrors and pulsing lights, your reality becomes obliterated and it leaves you with a visceral feeling of foreverness. I took […]

The best and worst of Canadian happenings: May/June 2018

In this edition: union wins, the end of a Greyhound era, and more

Sara Tatelman

THE GOOD NEWS: – Keep speaking truth to power, comrades. In 2016, Ontario nurse Sue McIntyre made off-the-cuff comments about workplace violence at a union conference. Unbeknownst to her, the union included those comments in a press release, which a local newspaper then picked up, and her hospital fired her. But in February, a labour […]

May’s newsmaker: Jody Wilson-Raybould

Canada’s minister of justice is under fire after commenting on the acquittal of Colten Boushie’s killer, Gerald Stanley

Amy van den Berg

When Indigenous leader Jody Wilson-Raybould became Minister of Justice in 2015, the former lawyer and B.C. regional chief was noted as a promising figure for reconciliation in Canada. Personally recruited by Justin Trudeau to run for federal office, she breezed through tricky files, like marijuana legalization and physician-assisted death, with little criticism. But one tweet […]

ACTION SHOT: Mourning loss in Toronto’s LGBTQ communities

At Toronto's vigil for the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

This Magazine

  On February 4, members of Toronto’s LGBTQ communities gathered at the Metropolitan Community Church, in the city’s LGBTQ Village, in search of solace and comfort. Just a month prior, police made public their arrest of Bruce McArthur, the 66-year-old alleged serial killer who has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder. The news came […]