I visited the Occupy Toronto campsite on my way back from work today, and it was a sad and desolate sight. Exhausted street kids tearing down their tents, as an icy wind blew the dead leaves around them.
The demolished kitchen that once fed hundreds of people a day, now only feeding the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Occupy Toronto and the Old Rebel
August 20, 2011 Toronto, Ontario Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. You… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Jack Layton – In His Own Words
How does an atheist write about the death of a great spiritual leader. It would be hypocritical to use the conventional references to his passing on to a greater place or going to meet his creator. But there is nothing hypocritical in speaking of his s… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: His Spirit Will Live on: Grandfather William Commanda (Ojigkwanong/Morning Star)
He fought so bravely against one cancer, leading his party into a gruelling election campaign, even though it was clear that some days were harder than others.Now he must fight another battle.My battle against prostate cancer is going very well. My PSA… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jack Layton Takes His Leave