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Larry-Miller-TwitterIn a March 16th article we transcribed MP Larry Miller's comments on the case of a woman who had earned her Canadian citizenship and wished to wear her traditional niqab at the ceremony.   He was speaking on a local radio phone-in show.  He has since confirmed his views, but apologized for and retracted his further comments.

We asked you if you felt "most Canadians" agreed with Mr. Miller's opinion. 

You have begun to respond....

 

gallery-board-featDear Mayor Boddy and Council Members,

I have followed the news of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery Board's plans for expansion with interest and enthusiasm, understanding the value that this wonderful art collection brings to life in Owen Sound. Like many Owen Sounders, I take pride in the City's designation as a "Cultural Capital." and supporting the creative arts has always been important to my family.

After attending last year's public meeting held by the Gallery Board, reading various newspaper articles, and hearing Michael Warren's recent radio comments on the subject of expansion, I am wondering if a different plan than the one that has been articulated might be considered...

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women-regAn Open letter to Prime Minister Harper:

Why should Canada have an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women? Somewhere in the deep dark history of this nation, the First Peoples of this land were relegated to the status of tenants as white European interlopers usurped their indigeneity. We can see the resounding echoes of that crime reflected in how non-native society interacts with the First Peoples of Canada. The marginalization and belittling legislative attacks on hearts, minds and souls of aboriginal peoples continues unabated here in Canada.

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