Internships should not be a free ride

Like many people, I was appalled by the comments made recently by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz. He suggested unemployed young people should seek out free internships or volunteer work while they're looking for employment. Who else but an out-of-touch well-off middle-aged white guy could make such a stupid statement. Let me state right now that I am strongly opposed to unpaid internships and here are my reasons why: I believe it's a form of slave labour and is exploitative. I think it's shameful for employers to expect human…

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Never cry rape

Reva Seth and Lucy DeCoutere deserve a medal for their courage in coming forward with their accusations about Jian Ghomeshi. Recent evidence indicates Ghomeshi's behaviour had been witnessed by many people over the years and for various reasons they chose to remain silent or no action was taken. The ensuing media attention has heightened awareness about the frequency of assaults on women and men and I can only hope that our politicians and law enforcement with the support of citizens in general start to do something to correct the situation.…

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BOOMERBROADcast goes live on CBC Radio

We're getting our fifteen minutes of fame this Wednesday, November 12th when I'm being interviewed on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  by Christine Bentley (former newscaster at CTV Toronto) on the morning show called "What She Said" about my newly-released book, BOOMERBROADcast. The program is on CBC Talk Radio Channel 167 for Sirius subscribers, but for those who do not subscribe to satellite radio, it will be available on connectmeradio.com two days later (Friday) at 4:00 p.m. Parts of the interview may also be posted…

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A part of Canada still lives in Dieppe

Whenever Canadians hear the word "Dieppe" they are reminded of August 19, 1942, described by the Canadian Veterans' Association as: "one of the most devastating and bloody chapters in Canadian military history. Of the 4,963 Canadians who embarked from England for the operation, only 2,210 returned, and many of them were wounded. Casualties totaled 3,367, including 916 dead and 1,946 prisoners of war." Under the guise of attempting to capture a German Enigma coding machine, the Allied forces consisting mainly of Canadians were launched on to the shores of the…

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