Nora Loreto

Type: Article

Oct 31, 2016
This Magazine is 50 years old. To celebrate, This editors embarked on an ambitious project: they featured 50 ideas from “Canada’s brightest, boldest, and most rebellious thinkers, doers, and creators” to “share their best big ideas.” I was struck not by what was there, but what was missing: Of the...
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Oct 14, 2016
CBC reported that Cineplex raised its ticket prices on Oct. 1. The hike on admission is between $0.22 and $0.51. The public broadcaster mindlessly repeated the corporation's talking points: nearly 90 per cent of their employees make minimum wage. They quoted one worker in the short story, Sarah Van...
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Sep 22, 2016
Back in 2007, I thought, for sure, Ontario's referendum on electoral reform would pass. I was just starting my fourth year at Ryerson and was a vice-president at the student union. We put all our effort into campaigning for electoral reform. Everyone we talked to agreed with the recommendation of...
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Sep 6, 2016
Imagine a friend whose long-term relationship with a jerk has just ended. He was controlling and mean. You did your best to support your friend but ultimately, when they broke up, you threw your friend a party. Then, your buddy meets someone else. Compared to their ex, the new lover is studly; an...
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Aug 16, 2016
One person's red tape is another person's health and safety, but Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hopes that workers won't make this connection. Wynne's government has ripped off an initiative from the U.K. called the (cut the) Red Tape Challenge. It seeks input into how to get rid of regulations and...
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Jun 15, 2016
There is a kind of comfort that one can find in a familiar story, retold. When you know the story arc, and you can anticipate what happens next, you can glean the most important lessons, unbothered by details flying at you that you didn't expect. Indeed, even Jesus taught his religion in this way....
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Apr 11, 2016
Last week, I was in Georgetown, Ontario. My mornings started by reading the hard copies of The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star, and snarking about things that bothered me online. My kids played somewhere. There was big news that broke that week. Martin Regg Cohn of the Star published a package...
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Mar 16, 2016
It seems like the simplest story to tell these days is the negative impact that oil and gas is having on Canada's economy. It's simple because in many places in Canada, the downturn has devastated thousands of workers, their families and communities. When oil and gas prices tank, so too do...
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Feb 29, 2016
The Ontario Liberal promise to make post-secondary education free for low-income students in 2017 has blown up my social media feeds. After more than a decade of fees, debt, despair, exploding class sizes, sadness and anger, a little hope has fuelled a lot of praise. The Ontario Liberals have...
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Feb 23, 2016
I've just submitted a draft of a feature for Briarpatch magazine's May issue. The piece tackles white supremacy in the feminist movement and argues that white feminists are not doing enough to confront how white supremacy operates. Here's hoping we make it to May before catastrophic climate change...
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