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February 2017

We can’t let complacency kill Canada’s beauty

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Society, W's Reflections|Tags: , , |

Ours is a beautiful country. This may seem an odd thing to say given that we’ve just experienced one of Canada’s worst mass shootings. But it is true. We are a stoic lot, we Canadians.

January 2017

Food waste unjust, environmental disaster

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Society, W's Reflections|Tags: , , |

The holiday season has passed and, almost certainly, a considerable amount of food has been thrown into the garbage. Food waste is a serious challenge in the developed world. While some suffer from food insecurity,

December 2016

Troubling views of women found close to home, too

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Society, W's Reflections|

Warning: Many readers will find the content disturbing. http://www.lfpress.com/2016/12/09/troubling-views-of-women-found-close-to-home-too This column was published in the London Free Press on Saturday 10 December 2016.   The past few months have been a whirlwind in the U.S.

July 2016

Is ‪#‎Violence‬ Ever Part Of A Solution?  My take on ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Society, W's Reflections|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wael Haddara voilence is never an option Between people who care about each other - or ought to - violence is never the answer to grievances; but rather a part of the problem

What Has Humanity Learned From Auschwitz And Dachau?

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Popular Topics, Society, W's Reflections, Works of an Unofficial Reporter|Tags: , , , , , |

Wael Haddara: What Has Humanity Learned From Auschwitz And Dachau? PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY WAEL HADDARA DURING A VISIT OF DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP Many experiences change who you are and how you view the

May 2013

Humour, Satire and Power

By | May 9th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , , |

I have been intrigued by the effects of satire and humour on public perceptions and trust. There seems to be reasonable evidence to suggest that political satire likely erodes the public’s confidence in political institutions.