Public health authorities face a tricky challenge, determining how to balance the concerns of the allergic individual against the well-being of the group. Meanwhile, immunologists are warning about the unintended consequences of widespread nut avoidance.
Your spouse abducts your children to another country and the government is in no rush to help
The Globe and Mail, April 2019
Why I don’t shield my kids from the news
There’s a prevailing belief in our culture that the innocence of childhood is sacred and must be preserved at all costs. I don’t agree. Today's Parent, September 2017.
The Story of Us was not a failure: ask my kids
It did not present a perfect, exhaustive chronology – the most deadening approach to history – but highlighted the drama, the stories within the histories, some of the main historic arcs. The Globe and Mail, June 2017
Has Old-fashioned fun been trumped by fears of injury and liability?
When I moved back to Toronto from Berlin, a newly single mum, my first order of business was finding good, affordable childcare for my two boys. What I discovered was a daycare system on the verge of collapse.
Traffic flow is a problem on Ontario highways, but a 10km/h raise in speed limits isn’t going to fix it. The move is nothing more than a distraction from a much bigger problem: The transportation sector is the main contributor of greenhouse gases in this province.