in their own words

Aug 22, 2011
NDP leader Jack Layton in Winnipeg during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/Flickr

Jack Layton's letter to Canadians

Jack Layton
'My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.' Read Jack's last letter to Canadians.
Jul 7, 2011

Equity in Aboriginal education is the only way forward

Malinda S. Smith
We laud ourselves for supporting education of children in Afghanistan, while First Nations children get 60 to 80 per cent of government education investment received by non-Aboriginal children here.
Jun 16, 2011

The Stanley Cup riot was a pointless mess

Matthew Good
Vancouver will pay for this debacle. If Egyptians could gather in much larger numbers and force the Mubarak regime out without acting like idiots, what does it say the land of milk and honey?
Jun 16, 2011
Vancouver skyline, June 15, 2011. Photo: Matthew Grapengieser/Flickr

Vancouver's hockey riot: How to understand it

Dave Zirin
What happened after the game was neither in the spirit of people at the arena nor the spirit of those who bravely protested the G8 and G20 meetings in Toronto in June 2010.


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