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