Can people (and societies) really change, contrary to what they've always been? In general, no; but sometimes, maybe?
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
Ford puts blame for the mess we're back into on individuals. But the difference between them and him is they didn't have the capacity to alleviate or screw up the lives of a whole province.
Other leaders ignore climate catastrophe but they know what's at stake, so shame on them. Trump is oblivious, so he's pathetic, and in his selfish stupor could take everyone down with him.
"I think there's enough attention and not quite enough action," said Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse.
We're back at Toronto City Hall and the Raptors' victory rally. Cue the boos at Ontario Premier Doug Ford's name.
"Free the Children" was earnest and urgent. "WE" is vague, self-absorbed verging on self-indulgent, and unthreatening to anything or anyone.
The deep logic of Trump's turn to deputized goonery, is that military force is the only thing, in recent decades, that the U.S. state has been granted full legitimacy for.
Trudeau had a clear conflict of interest in the WE scandal, but it amounts more to an embarrassment than an outrage.
Justice Joseph Di Luca found off-duty Toronto police officer Michael Theriault guilty of assault but not aggravated assault. Christian, his brother, was found not guilty of aggravated assault.
On "pro-Palestinian" motions, Canada voted no 166 times. Norway and Ireland, the two other competitors for the Security Council seat, never did.