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Federal elections are exciting. The needs and wants of Canadians take centre stage, in the headlines, at dinner tables, and at the watercooler. Party leaders traverse the country to pitch their visions of the future. A frenzied media churns out opinion on daily horserace polling that tracks who’s up, who’s down and who’s out. Then […]
Sometimes the lines in political and ideological fights are blurry; a series of skirmishes viewed by most from the sidelines with mild interest. This is not one of those times. The gap between those of us who are determined to solve the inequality and climate change threatening all aspects of our lives, and those who […]
“On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession is, first and foremost, meant to support classroom teachers; fighting their daily battles, confronting education authorities, governments and engaging with the community. We appeal to their professional ideals, to their ambition to make a difference for their students and the societies in which they grow […]
“The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.” Margaret Atwood In the early 1990s, when I was preparing to become a teacher, I had many […]
For decades, Canada has been a world leader in media literacy education. Today, though, our media world has changed: anyone can create and spread fake images, videos, websites and social media accounts, and every one of us has the potential to make things worse by sharing bad information with our family and friends. Canadians agree […]