Words matter

By Shirley Roberts - August 2021 - There is no shortage of news, dominated by world events, that is covered in our daily newspapers and through social media. News items compete for our attention through short articles by journalists who often have to keep up with the daily news cycle and looming deadlines. [...]

SJT International Women’s Day Leaders-In conversation with Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of Unicef Canada

Interviewed by Georgina Alford with contributions from Adonis Huggins and Nea Maaty- FOCUS   In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Corner spoke with an inspirational woman leader, Rowena Pinto, Chief Program Officer of UNICEF Canada. Growing up in Quebec at the time of both separation referendums, Rowena has always been passionate about [...]

An Introduction to Women’s Day

By Georgina Alford International Women’s Day (IWD) has existed since the early 1900s. In 1908, 15,000 women took to the streets of New York to demand better pay, equal rights and shorter working hours.  It wasn’t until 1910, however, when Clara Zetkin - leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party [...]

Kristyn Wong-Tam on Safety: Tenant rights, Bill184, and De-funding the Police

On July 23, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam answered questions from The Corner on two topics of vital concern to her constituents: the reallocation of the police budget, and Bill 184, deceptively named the “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act.” Councillor Wong-Tam clarifies how St. James Town residents would benefit from police defunding -- both [...]