elections

TGIF – Gratitude Day 6

Right now, I am very very grateful that it’s Friday, and three out of four of us can sleep in tomorrow. (Poor Sean is working overtime. Boo.) I don’t know about the rest of you on the North American continent, but this hasn’t been the greatest week for sleeping around here. I am also grateful that the last votes coming […]

An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau

Dear Justin Trudeau, Congratulations on sweeping the country. I can’t deny that it was pretty exciting to witness something new, and rather surprising, happening on Monday night. It’s hard to describe what a relief it is to be rid of Stephen Harper’s government, but I think you already get it. You know – and successfully campaigned on the fact – that large numbers […]

School Snippets: Student Elections and the stuff we really want from our world

The other week at my school, Grade 5s and 6s participated in hypothetical democracy: student “elections”. I put that in quotes because they don’t actually get to elect anyone – there is no student council or anything – but they get to hear speeches and platforms and read campaign signs, and then vote. One of the best things about this […]

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