In 1946, Viola Desmond was convicted because she was a black woman determined to exercise her right to full equality. Transgendered people are still denied full equality, and their cause suffered a setbback last week.
With or without Donald Trump and Theresa May, Asia is the way of the future.
Washington’s mid-course correction will make politics uglier. It's hard to believe it could get any worse.
But even if citizens swallow the uncertainty and vote to host the games, the road to 2026 will be very long indeed.
The internecine warfare, which marked Jean Chrétien's last two years in power, were not pretty. But by and large, Chrétien’s time was a period when politics was fun and all political parties shared a common bond.
Legal pot is one promise with benefits. Communities and government coffers will both prosper as a result of this world-breaking government decision.
When future generations hold exclusive ownership of ancestral cultural symbols, dissemination becomes limited and survival is threatened. The opportunity to grow a culture is dependent on cross-pollination and evolution.
But the warning bells sounding for Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick Liberals are not currently tolling for the federal party.