Opinion: Ontario Free Speech Mandate A Win, and Not Just for ‘Reactionaries’

As announced August 30 by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, publicly assisted Ontario post-secondary schools will soon be required to implement a policy that meets his administration’s standards. These include: A definition of free speech Principles borrowed from the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression That existing disciplinary measures apply to students who…

Youth Building Peace

International Youth Day 2017 was dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. On Saturday, 12th August, the world was celebrating young peace-builders. This brought a very important question to my mind : Why is it so important for young people to be involved in peace-building ?…

Opinion: Why is democracy so difficult?

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” -Winston Churchill. Democracy can be easily described in two ways: A failed experiment or a huge success. Within the comforts of our North American bubble, we often view democracy as a simple concept that is easy to follow and often times we…