Category Archives: Histories, Commentaries, Commemorations

John T. Shields An Appreciation of the Author of The Priest Who Left His Religion

John T. Shields: An appreciation of the author of The Priest Who Left His Religion By PATRICK S. WOLFE John Terance Shields was born in New York City on December 20, 1938. He died in Victoria, British Columbia, on March … Continue reading

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Making sense of the Orkambi debate in British Columbia

Making sense of the Orkambi debate in British Columbia[1] By PATRICK S. WOLFE We are served by innumerable organizations that overlap and interlock, but which don’t always co-operate—sometimes far from it. The ongoing and bleakly fascinating Orkambi debate, which has … Continue reading

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Robert Kennedy’s warning 50 years after his death

Robert Kennedy’s Warning 50 Years After His Death[1] By PATRICK S. WOLFE June 5, 1968 was my brother Michael’s fifteenth birthday. When I emerged from my bedroom that Wednesday morning, he told me Senator Robert F. Kennedy had been shot … Continue reading

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What to do with controversial statues? The City of Victoria and Sir John A. Macdonald

What to do with controversial statues? The City of Victoria and Sir John A. Macdonald[1] By PATRICK WOLFE Symbols matter. Just look at the response to Victoria City Council’s decision to remove the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from … Continue reading

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