Requiring Vaccination At Work Takes Nobody’s Rights Away
Instead of making things even worse and giving hatred room to express itself, protesting Canadian truckers should have helped their unvaccinated colleagues find solutions when the US closed its doors to them.
On International Women’s Day I’d love to talk about Canada’s equality system
Today is International Women’s Day and there are so many things I’d like to talk about. I’d love to talk about how our equality system is framed in Canada. It’s such a good system that benefits from a ground-up rewrite in the late 20th century. When I contrast it with what other countries have I…
Temporary Shelter in Parks – Parks Board speaking notes
Without safe, governed spaces with basic services in which campers can stay for extended periods of time, without ensuring the safety of everyone in or near our parks, and without addressing dangerous behaviour, the proposed Vancouver Parks Board bylaws intended to govern temporary shelters offers little that is new that we can believe Parks Board…
Is that cis white female pedestal actually a cage?
Do you really propose a purity test for qualifying as woman enough, or middle class enough, or white enough, or safe enough?
Tolerating Police Brutality Against Defenseless People (for being who they are) Brings Predictable Consequences
The people governing the U.S. law-enforcement system allowed it to train and employ potentially lethal methods on defensess, handcuffed persons. The officers used these methods and killed George Floyd when they applied excessive and lethal force during his arrest, and there are strong indications his being a Black man was a factor in how he…
I have a Question For Justin Trudeau About the Blood Ban
The federal ban barring monogamous gay men and transgender women from giving desperately-needed blood when others engaged in the same activities freely donate blood is a galling example of what could have been, but for Justin Trudeau and Hedy Fry’s lacking the will to do the right thing.
There’s always a second chance for reformed anti-trans activists
This is a message to the social conservative fringe of Canada. We all have the same rights, the same hopes, and the same fears. We are, in facts so much alike.
The Erosion of Decency: Free Expression Has no Room For Inciting Discrimination or Hatred
On May 2 2019, conservative faith-based group Canadian Christian Lobby, the CCL, held a public talk entitled “The erosion of freedom: How transgender politics in school and society is undermining our freedom and harming women and children”. This was the fourth in a series on Vancouver Island that also advertises dates in Metro Vancouver in may.…
Oak Bay Anti-SOGI Event Illustrates Need For Booking-Policy Review
No matter who they are or what they believe, people who incite discrimination on prohibited grounds are inciting others to break the law. This be stopped from doing it in a rented space.
Municipal institutions need to add an anti-discrimination clause to facility rental policies
On April 24 2019, I asked VSB Trustees that the Vancouver Public Library Library follow the example of the Toronto Public Library and reserve the right to deny or cancel a booking as follows when it reasonably believes use by any individual or group will be for a purpose that is likely to promote, or…