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I am the son of immigrants

What more can be said about Donald Trump’s America that hasn’t been said? It isn’t even about him in particular. It’s about the mentality he represents. That enough people share his thinking is what’s most disturbing. Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free / The wretched refuse of [...]


Turbans, tabouli, and identity politics

I’d like to start out by thanking Quebec Premier Pauline Marois for first inspiring the column I published last week in Métro. All the recent talk about religious headgear worn by soccer players made me decide to publish it. During the last provincial election she relied heavily on identity politics with her talk of a creating [...]


Reasonable accommodation

With yesterday’s news came the report on a recent poll about Quebecer’s attitudes about the accommodation of religious groups. I thought the timing was quite good since I had written a column on the related issue of immigration that was to appear in Metro the same day (a lucky coincidence). Unfortunately, I got bumped (it [...]

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