The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: In diversity, there is strength

World-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author David Suzuki explains how life has “fluctuated and flourished because of the resilience conferred by diversity” over millennia. The post David Suzuki: In diversity, there is strength appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great

David Suzuki counts universal health care, clean energy, climate change, racial diversity and tolerance among the Canadian values and key issues worth considering before casting your vote on October 19. The post David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Wise Law Blog: Apple’s i0S 8.3 Reveals More Diverse Emojis

Users have spoken and Apple has created! The Next Web recently reported that consumers requests were heard. Emoji’s on the i0S 8.3 will have different skin tones and further country flags. A little taste of what’s to come is below. photo taken from The Next Web -Rachel Spence, Law Clerk Visit our Toronto Law Office ...

Politics and its Discontents: World Pride: Our Pride

While it is never good to feel smug or self-satisfied (we’ve seen where that takes the right wing), there are things about which we should feel very good. Although I do not live in Toronto, as I was watching the news last night covering the opening of the 10-day World Pride Festival being hosted in ...

Law is Cool: Personal Choice v. Systemic Issue

By: Farrah Rajan Justice Minister Peter Mackay claims that women are not applying to be judges because it may take them away from time with their children.  Although his comments were made in reference to the lack of diversity on federally appointed courts, the mindset can be applied to all people in the workforce, regardless ...

Alberta Diary: Pride flags over Alberta: for real, or a cynical commitment of convenience that’s a mile wide and an inch deep?

A rainbow banner flies alongside the city, Alberta and Canadian flags at the city hall of St. Albert, Alberta, last weekend. Below: A really great pride banner spotted during a recent Pride Week in Vancouver.  Fourteen years ago, the Alberta provincial government led by Progressive Conservative premier Ralph Klein was convulsed with controversy at the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Science and Beer? – On Biodiversity

One of the few times that adding beer to the equation will make things better – an analogy between competition and diversity in the forest, and the supermarket.   And no, you may not have a Dude Beer.  : )     Filed under: Humour, Science Tagged: Beer, Biology, Diversity, Science

The Canadian Progressive: Four GTA-based organizations recognized for embracing diversity

By: Maytree Foundation | Press Release: Photo: DiverseCity TORONTO, June 19, 2013 – At an awards ceremony on Wednesday evening, DiverseCity onBoard recognized Blue Hills Child and Family Centre, the City of Markham, and William Osler Health System for embracing diversity in board governance and making it a priority to recruit board members from diverse ...

The Canadian Progressive: Black hockey players, aboriginals, gays nixed from Canada’s new bills

“The Bank of Canada considered celebrating gay marriages, black hockey players, and turban-wearing RCMP officers on its new plastic bank notes” By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: And so the Harper Conservative-inspired whitewashing of Canada continues. Last summer, we learned that the Bank of Canada had nixed the image of an Asian-looking female scientist from ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau: Full Text Of Montreal Leadership Address

In Montreal Tuesday, Papineau MP Justin Trudeau announced his bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. Here’s the full text of his address: “Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul”  – Goethe Now that’ll take courage, but more than that, it’ll take hard, honest work. So let me ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau Announces Liberal Party Leadership Bid

After months of speculation, it’s official! Justin Trudeau is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. And he’s already dreaming big: he wants to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister. Announcing his leadership bid in Montreal Tuesday, the Papineau MP delivered a speech unequivocally pointing in that direction. The speech opened with the famous ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s White Supremacist Views Barred From Parliamentary Committee

Meet Madi Lussier, one of the two witnesses from the Canadian Immigration Report or CIReport.ca, barred from speaking before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration earlier this week. Lussier and her fellow witness were invited to speak before the committee. Then they traveled all the way from Toronto to Ottawa to make the presentation, only to be told ...

Thumbs Up Canada: Identity, Migration & Politices: Journeys of LGBTQ+ Newcomers

I am co-organizing this panel discussion event on LGBTQ+ Newcomer issues on June 19, 2012 in Toronto. If you are in this area, come join the discussion!

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Bill C10 hunger strike update: Ottawa Hydro has cut me off

I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness. My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as … Continue reading →

Things Are Good: Diversity is Good for the Economy

The benefits of having a diverse workplace and a diverse community are obvious, but it always helps if some researchers back up these common-sense positions with helpful facts and demonstrated success. For those who champion diversity initiatives you’ll be pleased to know that a diverse workforce can mean $630 more per year per employee in ...