Playing on tragedy: the cyberbullying dilemma and Bill C-13

Warning: this post contains potentially triggering content and coarse language. Five years ago Sarah*  turned on her phone to find a frantic email from a friend: Where are you? I have been trying to reach you. You need to message me ASAP. We have a problem. It was her first […]

Toronto mayoral elections—losing legitimacy with every week

It’s been a long campaign. Nine months ago, Rob Ford, Olivia Chow, John Tory, David Soknacki, and Karen Stintz all registered to run for mayor of Toronto. There is now one month until Election Day, and we mourn the loss of half those candidates. David Soknacki and Karen Stintz have […]

Post-secondary students shafted in Ontario debates

In nine days, Ontarians will head to the polls to vote in the provincial elections. A debate was held tonight on TVO’s The Agenda in anticipation of June 12 (election day). The candidates stood by podiums, dressed in drab suits, speaking with their hands waving at their sides, as if […]

The unseen hero – Happy Mother’s Day

During my short time interning for CTVNews, I was asked to write a piece about how people celebrate Mother’s Day after their moms or their children passed away. The interviews were excruciating. I just couldn’t empathize. I couldn’t imagine spending spending a Mother’s Day without my own mom. When I […]

Ontario elections and Toronto campaigns

BREAKING: The New Democratic Party, under the leadership of Andrea Horwath, has announced today that they will not be supporting the budget tabled on Thursday. This means that, come June, there will be a provincial election. I have to say I am a little surprised. According to the news I’ve […]

Cyberbullying has consequences, at least if you get caught

Yesterday, while watching television, I saw the first phase of the conservative government’s “Stop Hating Online” campaign. The advertisement, which is now being broadcast on television and the Internet, features a text/email featuring a photo of someone’s girlfriend, presumably she is exposed. The message is passed along from one person […]