Ideology and the Public Purse: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Saad Omar Khan The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states at its very outset that “human rights” is a concept that is “fundamental,” suggesting that the scope and nature of these rights are valued equally by almost everyone. However, one need look no further than the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to find proof that […]

Should the Olympic Games be Patriotic or Political?

Deanna Veltri The controversial Sochi Olympics have not inspired the feelings of global camaraderie and sportsmanship usually associated with the Games. If anything, this year’s event has drudged up memories of the protests over the 2010 Vancouver Games. Four years later, the Games are situated in a completely different political regime, but with reminiscent social […]

Solitary Confinement and the Criminal Justice Debate

Delaney Cummings The devastating effects of solitary confinement in Canadian and U.S. prisons have recently been launched to the forefront of policy discussions regarding humane punishment and mental health. Solitary confinement, also known as administrative segregation, is a method that has been employed by prison systems for many years and generally involves confinement in a […]

Seen and Heard: Toronto Pride 2013

Natasha Segal On Friday, June 28, 2013, Toronto’s annual Trans Pride marchers met at the Norman Jewison park (behind Buddies in Bad Times theatre) to show support for transgender people’s rights and march to show our pride as transgender people and their supporters. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited (LGBTTIQQ2S) community (in […]