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Non-Binary Students React to the U of T Prof Who Won’t Acknowledge Their Pronouns

Spoiler: non-binary people are real!


Let’s be real. Writing this is a trap. There’s no winning when critiquing U of T professor Dr. Jordan Peterson plays into what he wants: proof that “political correctness” is something insidious and the “social justice warriors” are out to get him.

It might be a lost cause to convince Peterson otherwise. After all, he’s a tenured and very popular University of Toronto psychology professor who went viral for saying non-binary identities are not valid and that he would refuse to use gender-neutral pronouns requested by a hypothetical non-binary student.

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politics

Strengthen Open Government With Laws, Not Just Policies

Policies can easily be ignored or discarded. The principle of open government deserves better.

Kathleen Wynne in 2014.

Policy isn’t law. In these slightly euphoric times when all orders of Canadian government are celebrating their commitments to openness, open government, and open data, we need to remember this fact: policy is not law. If our federal and provincial governments should change in the next elections, the open data policies that they’ve created could go right out the window.

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Toronto’s Beer Scene Celebrates Bar Volo

With the legendary craft beer destination closing its doors for the final time this weekend, the people behind Toronto beer take a look back on what made Volo great.

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It seems just like yesterday I was writing about the impending closure of one of Toronto’s original craft beer destinations, Bar Volo. Sure enough, that was back in May and now there are only two days remaining in the life of a venue that has shaped the way Toronto thinks about beer.

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