You can expand the curious organization called BRICS, but you can’t define it. In fact, it’s hardly even an organization: no headquarters, no secretariat. Even the (British) Commonwealth and la Francophonie have more substance: at least they share a former oppressor. Yet BRICS are expanding. Read More
Ebola, SARS, MERS, HIV, avian influenza, Zika virus. COVID-19 and variants Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta. Each of these were supposed to be the “wake-up calls” that would push the world to act on a global public health strategy or else face a worldwide catastrophe. They weren’t. And Western University’s Max Smith and I share […]
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to regulating online harms
Only a full boycott will send a strong message – and keep athletes safe from retaliation
On Nov. 11, 1918, the bells rang out throughout Canada announcing the end of the First World War and the restoration of peace and freedom in our world. This was the first ringing of the peace bells. On Nov. 11, 2018, the bells rang out again across all of Canada for the 100th anniversary of […]
Think back to March 2020, when the pandemic began and our world, as we knew it, came to a screeching halt.
Vaccine mandates are reaching the limits of effectiveness, while weakening social cohesion