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Emergencies Act Commission Inquiry: Sharing My View

On April 25, 2022, the Government of Canada established the Public Order Emergency Commission to inquire into the circumstances that led to the declaration of emergency that was in place from February 14-23, 2022, and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency. Justice Paul Rouleau was appointed Commissioner. [https://publicorderemergencycommission.ca/] The inquiry, required by law, …

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A Gift: the Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank – 1942 Image info below* Today marks the 80th anniversary of a birthday gift — a diary given by Otto Frank to his 13-year old daughter Anne1 (June 12, 1942). In a history anthology, Scott Allsop writes: In July 1942, barely three weeks after Anne’s 13th birthday, Anne’s older sister Margot was ordered by …

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Déjà Vu: A New Cultural Revolution

Today marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of the ‘May 16th Notification’ (1966) that effectively began the Cultural Revolution in China that brought such devastation that “In 1981, the Communist Party itself declared that the Cultural Revolution had ‘brought serious disaster and turmoil to the Communist Party and the Chinese people’.”* And what was the “great” agenda …

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