Premier Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause smacks of bullying, but it's really (probably) sour grapes.
Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Chester Bennington. The list is ever expanding, and there has to be more we can do.
Big changes for some kids this year. Some will find it easier than others. Hang in there.
Another gunman opens fire. More young people die. Sick of these headlines yet, United States?
What's happening with the upcoming "consultations?" What's going on with the health and physical education curriculum? Only your premier knows for sure.
For some kids, school still causes unbelieveable anxiety.
If you can't say something nice, why are you saying it?
A new experience started out as frustrating but ended positively.
Ford's forgetting about what's most important.
The 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum was officially scrapped for the 2018-2019 school year. Then came the pushback.
What compels someone to just start shooting? Are things ever that bad, or are people just getting more desperate?
Dictionaries are having a field day following the #TrumpPutinSummit.
Going back to a curriculum that's two decades old is not fair to our kids.
An amazing song, incredible lyrics, and a trip to #Wicked reminds me of the importance of taking chances.
It doesn't matter how old you are. We still need our superheroes.
My oldest has done it nearly 10 years. I've been doing it nearly 7 or so, as has my youngest. I wouldn't change a thing.
Unless I'm going to Pet Smart or other likeminded store, or I'm going on a family vacation, my dog stays home.
Sure, there's some down time, but really, not a whole lot.
There was another shooting in the U.S. and there were two different responses to it.
Social media should be a part of a leader's routine, sometimes, but doesn't Trump have anything better to do?
It takes a team to educate kids, both as a parent and as a teacher.
It's nice to do nice things.
Melania's message - intended or otherwise - inspires outcry and positivity.
My oldest graduates Grade 8 in two days. After a fight of a year - THANK GOODNESS!
I'm not even a little bit of an expert, but it's not just about being sober.
Patty Jenkins' and Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' has got me hooked.
Why I struggle with watching the news right now.
A few teenagers have expressed their surprise that they've loved the new 'Incredibles' flick. My question is, why are they so shocked?
Poems by Langston Hughes and Dr. Maya Angelou get me thinking.
Living with anxiety isn't easy, but wishing it away doesn't work either.
Sometimes, it hurts to stand up for what's right.
It's hard not to love 'Girls Like You,' but that video is amazing.
Pride Month 2018 started yesterday. What are you doing to support those in your corner of the world?
Sports may not be for everyone, but participation does carry some great benefits.
Everyone is freaking out right now, and with good reason, but should we be entirely surprised?
I am by no means a political mastermind, and am at times either bored or fed up by the whole political scene. However, not voting is not cool.
WARNING: These aren't easy topics for any of us.
Now, if his private remarks could become more public...
Don't add a handgun - and its safety issues - to a teacher's already substantial list of duties and things to remember.
I wonder how our world leaders would react if it was their kids in the crosshairs of a school shooter.
Too many individuals are still facing hate and discrimination for who they choose to love or their gender identity, and it has to stop.
No one is saying the word, but one look at the definition of "terrorism" can give us insight.
Nora Loreto, social justice activist, tweets about horrific Humboldt crash, claiming horrifying reasons for media attention while Canada reels.
Logan Boulet signed his organ donor card when he turned 21. Have you signed yours?
Humboldt, Saskatchewan - a town of 5,869 people - captures hearts and minds after horrific accident.
Finally, someone's trying to do something about the spate of gun violence.
There is no standard "type."
What is more beautiful than someone living as they truly feel they are?
We can't not talk about mental health with our kids - our our friends and colleagues.
June 7, 2018 is going to be a heavy day for Ontario voters.
There's just #NoGoodWay.
With more people discussing this issue, has it become a matter of civil rights?
Everyone's offering prayers, including American politicos, but who is actually going to do something about these mass shootings?
Will you RT for #BellLetsTalk and keep the conversation going around mental health?
Supporting one doesn't mean vilifying another.
There's a lot to learn from the recent Patrick Brown fiasco. The problem is, it's far from easy.
With charm and sometimes snark, Mark Hamill is even cooler now than when he FIRST played Luke Skywalker.
Many would say Trump is an expert when it comes to losing one's mind.
They're young. They're happy. Let them be!
Not everyone is perfect, but shopping during the holidays becomes easier if you remember two simple words: be kind.
No matter what you believe as far as Keaton Jones or his mother Kimberly is concerned, there are still lessons to be taken from the situation.
My heart is breaking for this brave, sweet boy.
Stunning news out of the UK about 22-year-old YouTuber makes me wonder what - or if - people are thinking.
When the president of one of the largest countries in the United Nations can't seem to tell the difference between reality and HIS reality, what happens?
Past expectations of behavior can sometimes influence understanding.
Ontario's longest strike of college faculty is finally over - how the hell is the semester going to be saved?
415 million worldwide have it. 46 percent of those who have it are undiagnosed. 642 million anticipated to have it in 2040. Why is it still so expensive to live with diabetes?
Kids will be kids, and sometimes, they will absolutely surprise you.
I am seriously, unequivocally pissed and heartbroken! When is the gun violence going to end?
A not-so-funny thing happened at the movies tonight...
No - Armageddon didn't happen. Trump's Twitter feed was actually shut down.
News of the iconic Canadian's passing at 53 has shattered a nation.
#MeToo is a clear demonstration of the magnitude of sexual assault worldwide and it should leave some unsettled.
A person's sexuality OR gender shouldn't make a bit of difference.
As always, those in need of support aren't getting it as quickly as they should.
Hurricanes. Attacks. Shootings. What the hell is happening here, and how can we possibly catch our breath?
The Sears Ontario Drama Festival has given countless kids a voice when they might not otherwise have one.
A vile little troll's words might be OK per Facebook's terms of service, but they sure shouldn't be.
Between trying to explain the idiocy that is Donald Trump and trying to teach my kids to be good people, parenting is far more exhausting nowadays than two years ago.
The possibility that this is actually true is deeply troubling.
It's easy to be a bully. It's not so easy to conduct yourself with dignity.
We're all of us wounded, in one shape or another, and for some, it's a challenge to stay "normal."
Kudos to the younger Carter brother for coming out - BUT he is another example of the weight that being closeted can carry.
Can we stop competing between Catholic and public schools?
Why would the CBC put a book about homelessness in its Entertainment section?
Toronto Blue Jays' closer Roberto Osuna is currently warming the bench, citing mental health concerns.
We have to focus on what is, not what may have been.
THINK before you say something or do something that could be deliberately hurtful.
A quarter century ago, such courses were scoffed at. Now, though, the tides have shifted.
Whether it's her lyrics or the awesomely cute pictures of her with her family, she is insanely relatable. Haven't you amassed a multi-million dollar fortune too?
Theunis Wessels becomes definition of "chill Canadian."
Some might call it cheesy, but is there anything better to believe in?
Was Sean Spicer speaking out of turn? Was he simply making stuff up during the press briefing where "covfefe" became a "thing" again?
Why are we spending more for stuff that we have around the house?
It's been a rather rough month.
It wouldn't be long before FBI director James Comey would get the axe - we all knew it - but it's still a shock.
Is there no actual news? Shouldn't headlines offer some amount of new information?
Not. Fun. I'm lucky, though.
The Facebook COO is as much a face of hope after devastating loss as she is for encouraging women to have a voice in the workplace.
I was just 19 when I learned about Rodney King. 19 When I saw what racism did to people. 19 when Los Angeles seethed with rage.
Another terror attack in Paris leads to a very unusual statement from President Trump.
I didn't understand at first, but then I felt slightly sick. What compels someone to show a murder on Facebook Live?
Prince Harry is breaking with royal trends - and British stereotypes - and discussing his mental health struggles.
Caitlyn Jenner might be answering questions for the first and last time, but she shouldn't even have to speak out.
All I needed was an understanding of how my GPS worked. All I found was a renewed sense of humor.
My chest is tight as I sit hoping for better news.
The most fun I've had with the kids is in the water.
Being in a couple should mean respect and appreciation - both for yourself and your partner.
Kenney's "extremist" view is not reflective of everyone.
When I increased my anti-anxiety medication, I started to experience very strange and vivid dreams. In a word, GAH!
An African American spiritual comes under fire for its use by English Rugby Union.
It's not just about flinging makeup on and hoping for the best.
"Play games with your kids," some parenting books read. Have they ever played Monopoly with a 12-year-old?
Grieving husband, celebrity director, rapist?
Oh no, he DIDN'T!
Was Jackson being racist when making comments about 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya and the film's storyline?
You don't really need an excuse to eat pie.
If there's any one thing that will mess with your circadian rhythm—and your sleep in general—it's Daylight Saving Time.
Mental illness is hard to understand, but please try.
Tomorrow is International Women's Day, and it's not just about the amazing women in the public eye. How will you honor the strong women in your life?
The actress has been unfairly targeted by internet trolls for her 'Vanity Fair' cover.
I've been lucky to have had a few special "ones" in my life.
The only grief we can speak to is that which we've personally experienced. No two experiences are the same.
I was a ghost. No one special. I try to make a difference now; what will your "better" look like?
I'm not cool by any means, and I wasn't when I was a teenager, but I know these kids.
"Just don't" never works.
Whether the patients are kids or adults, we need to hear their voice and take them seriously.
Bullies know how to play the innocent, while their victims unravel around them.
It all started with two high school students and around 50 pink shirts, but why should you wear pink today?
Sweden. Bowling Green. Atlanta. Seriously, White House people - get your acts together!
Death of Norma McCorvey has caused some to take another look at Roe v. Wade and its impact.
Two weird occurrences on what should be a fun day - or at least a chocolate-filled day.
It's time to #StandWithGavin.
Live by the stereotype, die by the stereotype.
Standing up for what she believed in, Elizabeth Warren suddenly became the new face of women's rights.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; what do your kids know?
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg points out, rightfully, that we need time to mourn. Not all businesses are able to grant that.
When you essentially fall into bed and then wake between 4 and 5, you end up having far too much time in your head.
Gender identity is a complex issue that goes beyond biology, but not beyond compassion.
I can't thank them enough.
Six words was all it took.
In a world where the leader of one of the most powerful nations in the world is a racist xenophobe, couples like Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson let me know that everything will be OK.
The entire Trump clan are now under a very large microscope thanks to President Trump's election, which isn't surprising. Should we analyze whether Melania's actually happy, though?
Since its start in 2011, Bell Let's Talk Day has become increasingly significant in the world of mental health.
This is a serious misstep by a huge makeup company. What were they thinking?
While some may have been involved in the January 21 March On Washington to protest the inauguration, the March had far more substance than that.
That wasn't the earth moving...that was Trump's ego coming into the Oval Office.
The period at the end of a semester in high school - and university, for that matter - can be one of the most stressful times of a student's life.
There are always a litany of complaints about snow days, but there's actually a lot going on those days from the teacher side.
New Order and Fats Domino have both written songs called "Blue Monday," which are awesome. The most depressing day of the year, however, is not.
"Fake it 'til you make it" is sometimes the world's best mantra. I have a family, a job, and responsibilities to take care of—which means I can't let my anxiety get the best of me.
No one likes talking about anxiety or any mental health disorder. It's time that changed. In this article, I talk about what living with anxiety feels like for me.
It doesn't matter who's to blame anymore. Don't start destroying things!
A small question about Carrie Fisher's death leads to a larger conversation about addiction—and whether it's possible to ever fully recover.
Always a class act, Streep uses her moment to exercise one of our most basic rights - that of free speech.
The biological families we are born into tend to be our greatest asset or our greatest source of resentment - sometimes somewhere in between.
Why do people get so annoyed at seeing people happy?
Look at the size of Brock Lesnar - he's a big dude naturally, but now he's too big NOT to be caught for doping...
We joke about our needs to document every last inch of our lives - but is it a joke?
Hiding from it won't make it go away.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were icons to us, but for Billie Lourd, they were Mom and Grandma.
This was a year plagued by a terrible election and several deaths - 2016 needs to leave, already.
I spend A LOT of time with my children, but there are moments where enough is enough—just for a while.
If it wasn't for Seinfeld popularizing this once little-known holiday, how would we air our grievances?
It doesn't matter if you have kids or not; Christmas can be one of the least anticipated holidays for a lot of people.
I am FAR from perfect, but the way I keep racing, you'd think I was trying to be.
When you have an alcoholic in your life who is trying to stay sober, the holidays can be a real minefield of potential disasters.
The winter holidays are already a stressful time of year, but it may be even more so if you have an addict in your life.
As the Klu Klux Klan tries to deny its white supremacist label, one need only look to its "bible" to realize the truth.
A recent Human Rights Watch report affirms what so many already know - school may not be as safe as we think for our LGBTQ youth.
Today is supposed to be Human Rights Day. Daily, there continues to be unimaginable numbers of people killed or brutalized because of who they are or what they believe. Try acceptance.
As someone dealing with kids daily, self-harm is a condition I'm learning about more frequently.
Whether you're an adult or still a child, being the kid of an alcoholic really sucks because you try so hard to pretend like everything's normal, when it REALLY isn't.
Lady Gaga has a talent for shining a light on very dark subjects.
In his recent GQ essay, Patton Oswalt shows us all that we hang on to whatever life preservers we can in grief's wake.
Not everyone loves the look of the standard Disney princess, but those stereotypical princesses are changing in spite of their wardrobe.
Banning books solves nothing - consider them in context and learn!
When #TrudeauEulogies starts to trend on Twitter, you should know you've screwed something up.
As families - both biological and work-related - grieve over the loss of a fighter pilot, questions about what happens next for the military's jet fighters abound.
War is a terrible tragedy, made even more so through the eyes of a child.
Although his brother Raul has been running the show for the last several years, it's hard to imagine a Cuba without Fidel Castro.
It's hard to let go of past greats.
Under the files of "What in the actual HELL are they thinking?" a Texas lawmaker spells trouble for teachers, parents and most especially kids.
Fame. Fortune. We all have been fed a view of success that has only been pushed through the media. But is it real?
While the United States is coming to grips and congratulating their president-elect, there are people struggling to merely escape the violence currently gripping their country.
Diabetes of one shape or another affects so many, and sometimes we forget that these individuals are in for a lifelong fight.
There are important things to remember when we're talking about both of these issues.
When markets plummet and the Canadian Immigration server crashes in the wake of a President Trump, that should tell you something.
We don't know her name, but she's already done incredible things for rape victims everywhere.
This is about your 5-year-old child and how he wants to dress - not your egos.
Mental health goes high tech.
We see it from our leadership, from stars, from some parents - so why are we surprised when it's reflected in our young people?
Don't tell, don't ask almost seems to be the rule.
There are no clear answers; you can't just "stop it," and even when things seem to be going well, you feel "meh."
Each person's experience is unique, and should be, even when the coming out isn't public.
When one woman says "this is what happened," why does her past get brought up?
Billy Bush invoking youth as an excuse for his role in Trump's 2005 comments about women is asinine.
Trend of creepy clown sightings not anywhere close to funny.
No one gender is completely responsible for all the sexual violence. Not. One. Victims have to speak out to the police - not to "fix" themselves, but to prevent it from happening to others.
The residential schools era is mercifully over, but it's still important to recall its terrible legacy to prevent us repeating history.