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September-October 2018

The best and worst of Canadian happenings: September/October 2018

In this edition: legal win for polyamory, the ongoing fentanyl crisis, and more

Sara Tatelman

THE GOOD NEWS: – Two’s company; three’s family. The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court has recognized all three adults in a polyamorous relationship as the legal parents of their daughter born in 2017. In his decision, the judge wrote there was no reason why the relationship would detract from the child’s best interests. – Last […] More »
July-August 2018

The best and worst of Canadian happenings: July/August 2018

In this edition: queer adult summer camp, lack of supports for veterans, and more

Sara Tatelman

THE GOOD NEWS: – Having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card—or when you can build your own personal book collection. Since February, Winnipeg non-profit Share the Magic has donated books to nursery and kindergarten classrooms each month. Meanwhile, Calgary’s Love With Humanity Association has founded a multicultural outdoor library with books in Punjabi […] More »
May-June 2018

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 […] More »
March-April 2018

The best and worst of Canadian happenings: March/April 2018

In this edition: transgender inmate rights, suicide in First Nations in Alberta, and more

Sara Tatelman

THE GOOD NEWS: – Holy water-spritzing protesters, begone! As of February 1, anti-abortion activists can no longer protest within 50 metres of Ontario abortion clinics, or within 150 metres of the home of health care professionals who provide abortion services. Violators will face fines up to $5,000 and six months in prison for first offences. […] More »
September-October 2017

The best and worst of Canadian happenings: September/October 2017

Music festival wins, botched national inquiries, and more

Carine Abouseif@carineabouseif

THE GOOD NEWS – After a strange and complicated two-month election, B.C.’s new NDP government was finally sworn in. With them came MLA Judy Darcy, the first minister of mental health and addictions, who is tasked with tackling the fentanyl crisis. The creation of the ministry has since been called “nothing short of a miracle.” […] More »