Rex Murphy: It’s not Islamophobia to call a jihadist, a jihadist | Full Comment | National Post

Rex Murphy: It’s not Islamophobia to call a jihadist, a jihadist | Full Comment | National Post.

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Pax Ethnica, by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac – The Globe and Mail

Good review by Will Kymlicka, and reminder that standard of success is not absence of violence, and that success is more widespread than commonly portrayed.

Pax Ethnica, by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac – The Globe and Mail.

Ukrainian-Canadian Historical Recognition: Letter

March 23: Letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail.

The Ukrainian Canadian community never sought an apology for what happened during Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920, nor compensation to the survivors or their descendants (Past Wrongs Can’t Always Be Undone – March 21). We asked only that the Government of Canada recognize this historic injustice. That will be done in 2013 when a pavilion dealing with this unhappy episode in Canadian history is unveiled in Banff National Park, complemented by smaller displays at Fort Henry, in Kingston, and at The Citadel, in Halifax, all sites of First World War era internment camps. Our campaign was always about memory, not money.

Lubomyr Luciuk, director of research, Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association


Australian Take on Multiculturalism – Bob Carr’s Maiden Senate Speech

Labour FM Bob Carr’s Maiden Senate Speech. Some nice language on the richness of diversity.

Past wrongs can’t always be undone – The Globe and Mail

Tom Flanagan on historical recognition and apologies. Very similar to the Trudeau position; realpolitik has, of course, resulted in a fairly extensive historical recognition program by the Conservative government.

Past wrongs can’t always be undone – The Globe and Mail.

Statement – Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Funny language – ‘unjust racial discrimination’ begging the question, what is ‘just’ racial discrimination.

Statement – Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Canada’s place in the world? There’s very little we agree on – Canada – Macleans.ca

Some interesting results on increased polarization of Canadian public opinion. Canada’s place in the world? There’s very little we agree on – Canada – Macleans.ca.

From Multiculturalism to Interculturalism – a reply to the British political elite | openDemocracy

A different view from the general tone of the debate and policies in the UK.

From Multiculturalism to Interculturalism – a reply to the British political elite | openDemocracy.

JURIST – Forum: Balancing Religious Freedom in a Multicultural Nation

A legal analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent judgement on religious freedom, and how that plays out in a diverse, multicultural society.

JURIST – Forum: Balancing Religious Freedom in a Multicultural Nation.

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Costly for Americans – Forbes

An interesting take on the US debate over citizenship at  birth – from a narrow ‘tax’ perspective.

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Costly for Americans – Forbes.