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Letters Of This Type

I will be continuing to write a series of blogs on competitive bidding and proposal writing in the public sector but decided I should pause and have a general... more
For 8 days in July our household was glued to CNN on TV and in the Car (via Sirius XM) attentive to every word said, reported, critiqued and debated during the... more
USpoli
Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton
It's been no surprise that Canada has long been in a housing bubble.  Foreign investors from China have been buying up property in Canadian cities for years,... more
Accountability
China
Economy
Federal politics
Housing bubble
Justin Trudeau
Kathleen Wynne
Liberal
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE Recently, I travelled to the Atlantic seashore and the Cape Cod Institute in Orleans, Massachusetts, to attend a one-week seminar on... more
NeuroScience
Healing
Trauma
treatment
Hippocrates
PTSD
EMDR
time
experiential healing
limbic system
amygdala
Dr. van der Kolk
reciprocity
emotions
Counselling
For over a decade I have listened to horror stories by parents.  Stories of how their school boards were either too casual or completely in denial over issues... more
Bullying
Safe Schools
Broadview PS
OCDSB
student
teacher
principal
ottpoli
Ottawa
With three eagles circling above Parliament Hill (too high to photograph), the Ottawa Valley Algonquin Drummers pounded away on their drums, calling on the... more
Albert Dumont
Ottawa Valley Drummers
Eagles
Chaudière sacred islands & falls
Algonquin First Nations
zibi
NCC-CCN
Sacred Space
sacred
cdnpoli
Last summer I visited South Korea for a month and was blown away by many things, especially how technologically advanced they are, how well they care for their... more
Chaudière sacred islands & falls
First Nations
Algonquin First Nations
NCC
cdnpoli
"We are all upset here," said Shawna MacInnis, who lives in Winneway, QC with her partner and three children. "We went to Ottawa last weekend and came back to... more
First Nation
Education
Quebec
Algonquin
North Bay
Winneway
In shaping the Islamist ideology, the past plays the kernel role. Saying this leads us to ask: which past plays such a role? How examplary was this past?  ... more
Yasser Harrak
Mohammed Ayoub
As a parent with a non-verbal autistic kid, one of my worst nightmares is to have to deal with a teacher that isn't qualified to ensure the care of my child.... more
ABA
Accountability
Autism
Autism Commentary
Autism cuts
autismdoesntendat5
IBI
Irwin Elman
Justice for the Innocent
Karen Sebben
Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Politics
"Crash, bang." I spring out of bed. Two of them are in my bedroom. They escort me to my kitchen where I see my husband, restrained. They sit us both in chairs... more
Data privacy
Breach of trust
FIPPA
Brockville
Smiths Falls Police
The CRS reports (2008 - 2009) were meant to give a cut-and-dry definition of Wahhabism, Salafism, Sunnism and Shi'ism for members and commitees of Congress.... more
Christopher Blanchard
Karen Armstrong
Yasser Harrak
Colonialism have had a great impact on Muslims, leaders and communities, and on Islam as well. Although the impact of colonialism posed a challenge to Muslims... more
Yasser Harrak
Jonathan Berkey
Sami Zubaida
Sayyid Qutb
Saad Zaghloul
Over the course of a four year term, a sitting legislature can vote on hundreds of proposed bills. In this current session of the Ontario legislature, MPP’s... more
Lisa Macleod
Jim MacDonell
Tim Hudak
Understanding the Muslim view of the world in comparison with other monotheistic views is key in  understanding Muslim self-perception, the perception of the... more
Islam
Christianity
Judaism

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