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Emancipation Day comes to Canada

There’s so much happening in our little corner of Canada this weekend. You might say that in New Brunswick we are being emancipated from the emergency restrictions put in place to combat COVID.  Starting yesterday, the province that cut off … Continue reading

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Indigenous History Month: What do baby steps in Reconciliation look like?

Last week’s post in recognition of National Indigenous History Month focused on one of the ugliest truths of the Canadian government’s heinous assaults on the Indigenous Peoples, the residential school system.  There’s a long list of egregious government policies and … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: when will we ever learn?

A quote by human rights activist Mohamad Safa (incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela on social media platforms, but I’m sure Mandela would have agreed with it). Can we at least hope these hurtful divisions will decrease with each succeeding generation?  … Continue reading

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I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony

For those of you who remember it, you may be surprised to learn that the catchy song I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – yes, the Coke ad – is now 50 years old. Fifty years old! And … Continue reading

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A COVID kind of year-end

Usually this is the week when I review my success or lack thereof with my New Year’s resolutions from the past year and decide on my resolutions for the coming year. I’ve been doing this all my life; it didn’t … Continue reading

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What the professional athletes are saying transcends sports, damn it. Listen to them and be part of societal change.

My Social Justice Saturday posts haven’t had a huge uptake, so I’ve been giving those tough topics a bit of a rest. However, watching the NBA and also young tennis player Naomi Osaka take such brave stands against racial injustice … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: professional basketball takes a lead in the fight for racial justice

Social Justice Saturday time again. When I started this series I didn’t expect to be writing a post on social justice leadership in professional sport, but as I think about it more fully, I should have. It’s been there for … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: Inequality and COVID-19

Social Justice Saturday time. Time to shine a light on another social issue that has become all too exposed by the devastation brought on by COVID. Every country is having to acknowledge the gross disparity in the percentage of COVID … Continue reading

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