There is a lot more to Brazil than football prowess and a boom economy with a nominal GDP of US $2.5 trillion, seventh in the world.
We live and learn life’s lessons every day. At Generations Foundation we focus on children in a variety of educational settings from pre-school to university. We offer nourishment daily to over 7,700 children in 100 schools and learning centers. At Elizabeth High, young mothers are taught basic life skills while […]
During my recent holiday I was denied my preferred aisle seat on the plane because I had not checked in early enough. I was seated next to an older lady who required the aisle seat due to her physical disability. Sitting beside her was her daughter. They were traveling together […]
Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you might not have known that August was “What Will Be Your Legacy?” Month. Still, you might want to use September to act on one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy. A legacy isn’t simply a […]
By Sid Birns Last month Irwin Cotler spoke to over 300 club members of the Côte St. Luc Senior Men’s Club on international terrorism and antisemitism. Cotler talked about the explosion of international terrorism and global antisemitism as an assault on our fundamental values and proposed what Canada and the […]
As this year marks the centenary of the commencement of First World War, it occurs to me that one of the reasons for the immense popularity of the television series Downton Abbey derives from the dynamic era it displayed in earlier seasons. During the helter-skelter years of WWI great social […]
This summer, marked 50 years since my husband, George, and I, then two immigrant nine-year-olds from opposite sides of the globe, met in the hallway of an Outremont apartment building. To celebrate our 34th year as a married couple, we went to Paris. Our window of opportunity was two […]
I am an analog guy adrift in a digital world. Adrift, but not yet lost. I have my computers and a not-so-smart phone. I tweet, check Facebook and linkup on Linkedin; yeah, I’m hip to the jive. But that doesn’t mean I want to live there. Work requires that I […]