Necessary conversations for better end-of-life policies

On Feb. 6 the unanimous Supreme Court of Canada ruling extended the “sanctity of life” provision in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the “passage into death.” This is huge. As Sean Fine reported in the Globe and Mail, it puts Canada in the company of a small group of countries that permit doctor-assisted death. But we will not get this right without listening to Canadians.

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A clean, prosperous Ontario means tackling climate change

The health of our children and the future of our planet hinge in part on our ability to confront climate change and alter the way we consume energy. That may sound dramatic, but science and weather patterns have shown us there is no time left to delay. Curbing the emission of greenhouse gases that cause climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing politicians and policy makers around the world.

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A salute to my amazing role models

As a little girl, I didn’t really understand feminism. I lived it and wasn’t exposed to the need to fight for it. In our family, my mother was a very dominant force. My sister and I were always surrounded by amazing women, most of whom had never married after the war, and all of whom inspired us with their impressive careers — professor, actuary, travel agent, banker, educator.

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