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Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Canada

On 22 February 2007, the Canadian House of Commons passed a motion condemning the trafficking of women and children across international borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation. It proclaimed, 22 February as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to help bring awareness to the magnitude of modern-day slavery in Canada and abroad. My last blog post …

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A Brief History of Abolition and Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

For this last day of Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, I’m going to do another brief history that will follow the same format as my post on slavery. Ancient History of anti-slavery Sentiments As I mentioned in my previous post, an established system of slavery operated widely among ancient civilizations and religions. Even though …

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Lest We Forget

As I sit and write this post on this day of remembrance, I see military vehicles passing by my window. People will shortly gather in Memorial Park, at the heart of my neighbourhood. I live in Victoria, British Columbia, the home of Canada’s Pacific Naval Fleet and the distinguished infantry regiment: The Canadian Scottish Regiment …

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Book Review – This Is The Fire by Don Lemon, Anchor of CNN Tonight

This week I finished reading, This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism by Don Lemon, Anchor of CNN Tonight. Don Lemon has given this reader a clear and concise look at racism in America, with a focus on major events in 2020: the Covid-19 crisis, disastrously mismanaged by the administration …

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