American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

At least nine pedestrians were killed in Toronto yesterday when a man in a white Ryder van systematically mowed over any and everyone in his path. The intersection is very familiar to me.  As a former TTC commuter who used to live in the city’s northeast end,  Yonge and Finch was pretty much my second … Continue reading American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

What was that? I asked myself that question after each interaction with my former manager. Was it sexual harassment or was it merely inappropriate workplace flirting? I thought it was sexual harassment in the sense that if I was a male employee, he would have undoubtedly treated me differently.  He wouldn’t have commented on my … Continue reading On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

For International Persons with Disabilities Day (December 3, 2017), I’ve decided to post this interview that I did with Stephanie Chipeur. The last time I saw Stephanie Chipeur, she and I were chatting and standing outside of our Canadian Legal History class. Today, although she sits in a motorized wheelchair, she continues to stand for … Continue reading Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers! Our (Canadian) Thanksgiving was way back in October, but no matter when you celebrate Thanksgiving, there’s always something for which to be thankful. (I, for one, am thankful that I am not an American — especially not right now during this bleak period in American history.  But I digress.) … Continue reading Don’t Celebrate “Guiltsgiving” (or Any Other Shame-Laden Holidays While We’re At It)