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Girl Guides blazing a trail

It’s that time of year again. Girl Guides are selling their cookies: classic chocolate or vanilla sandwich. But there’s a new flavour: sweet solidarity. It’s subtle, but the taste is unmistakable.

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Wake up. It’s later than you think

Daylight Saving Time is a sleep thief. On Saturday night, this anachronistic candlewax-conservation scheme messed with your clocks.

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A mono-cultural Canada? No thanks

Multiculturalism policy is a clunky, unfinished, official acknowledgement that there’s more to Canada than just white guys. Now it’s under assault.

Drug users inject themselves at the Insite supervised injection centre in Vancouver on May 3, 2011. (Laurent Vu The/AFP/Getty Images)

Bad drug policy kills

Last month, my colleague Laurie P. died of overdose, one of 116 fatal ODs in B.C. in January. She was a harm reduction activist and had a graceful, inclusive style of community organizing.

Mohamed Labidi, centre, vice-president of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City, is comforted by another man at the , Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017, after some people were allowed inside for the first time since a mass shooting at the centre, Jan. 29, in which six people were killed. (Phil Carpenter/Postmedia)

Anti-immigrant politics spark racist violence

Just 48 hours after U.S. President Donald Trump started making good on his promised Muslim ban, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Azzedine Soufiane and Ibrahima Barry were killed as they prayed.

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Who would make a better president Trump or Clinton?

Tomorrow, U.S. voters must keep an authoritarian from high office. But in some ways, Trump has already won. Even if electors say, “you’re fired,” Trump has made extreme right wing ideas acceptable again.