Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July 02, 1988 Halifax, NS, Canada —  In Halifax today, what used to be Africville , with all the rich and negative connotations of that name, is a little-used park on the windswept edge of Halifax harbor. From

Canada’s dark time might be closer than you think

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA November 19, 2016 After the election of 2015, Canadians probably thought they were safe from the kind of racism and bigotry that has gripped the United States after the election of Donald Trump. After all, the Stephen Harper-led

F&O this week

F&O’s Fresh Sheet this week features: Focus on Bob Dylan, who this week won the Nobel Prize for Literature: His Bob-ness joins Yeats, Beckett, and Eliot, by Rod Mickleburgh In the winter of 1990, I waited with a handful of reporters and

A barbaric cultural practice: using racism to earn votes

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA October, 2015 There comes a moment when every country has to go through a “dark night of the soul.” That moment when the country loses its moral moorings and drifts off into a miasma of racism and bigotry