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Charlie Hebdo and the enemies of free speech

By Val B. Russell Satire defined: The artistic form in which human or individual vices, folly, abuses, or shortcomings are held up to censure by means of ridicule, derision, burlesque, irony, or other methods, sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement. Satire is but one expression of free speech and is particularly powerful when […]

SUMMER READING BOOK REVIEW : BELINDA’S RINGS BY CORINNA CHONG

      On my flight to Ottawa for The Writer’s Union of Canada Conference, I took three personal travelling essentials: a notebook, my netbook and a novel to read while airborne. When you are trapped in an enclosed space with strangers for hours and suspended above the clouds, not only do  you need to […]

AUGUST INTERVIEW: AWARD WINNING AUTHOR KATHLEEN WINTER

                    The bleak and unforgiving Labrador wilderness in Canada is as much a place of subtle change as it is fierce rigidity; it is a contradiction of a land defining its people, the people’s survival depending on their ability to adapt to the land. It is […]