Apr 12 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Tuesday, the centre of the universe, otherwise colloquially referred to as Toronto, got word that former mayor, Rob Ford, was going to be played by Homeland and Billions star Damian Lewis in an upcoming film. It’s an interesting casting choice; apparently, Lewis will be fitted with prosthetics of some sort in order to realistically portray […]
Mar 2 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — One of the worst trips to India I ever had involved a lizard climbing up the inside of my pant leg, a terrifyingly aggressive and determined monkey who stole a special edition Chicago Bulls cap right off of my head, two separate bouts of lice, a rickshaw accident that literally landed me in a pile […]
Feb 15 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Twitter outrage is nothing new. It’s as old as the platform itself. What is new though, is having swaths of people coming together from different political stripes to admonish the country’s first and only female prime minister, who had seemingly found her stride online as a woke observer of political events, for making an arguably […]
Feb 8 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — For the last few weeks now the Prime Minister has been going all over the country to engage Canadians during town hall-style question and answer periods. Last week at a town hall stop in Edmonton, Prime Minister Trudeau responded tongue in cheek to a questioner by asking her to refer to mankind as peoplekind.
Feb 1 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Late in 2017 the federal government announced it would be implementing changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program. After it had been widely reported that past recipients of the tax-payer funded subsidy had used the funds to advance the cause of limiting women’s reproductive rights, the program garnered criticism.
Jan 25 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — On a day in which much of social media was focused on the sentencing of a monstrous sexual predator it seemed almost surreal to have not one but two Progressive Conservative leaders go down amid serious sexual misconduct allegations. First, the news out of Nova Scotia was that PC leader Jamie Baillie had resigned. After […]
Jan 12 2018 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Earlier this month the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to declare Jan. 29 – which would mark the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque massacre – a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
Dec 9 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Over the last two months, we have seen a deluge of news involving allegations against wealthy, high-profile men who tend to wield lots of power. This week, Time Magazine announced their person(s) of the year as being the silence breakers who have called out not only their individual alleged harassers and abusers but have also […]
Nov 9 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — Last week Governor General Julie Payette caused quite the stir while addressing the Canadian Science Policy Convention. Most reasonable people were not upset at the content of the remarks — anthropogenic climate change is real, natural selection is scientific fact, sugar pills don’t cure cancer, astrological signs have no bearing on the course of one’s […]
Oct 20 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — With a majority in the National Assembly, the Liberal Party of Quebec passed Bill 62, a law that claims to establish religious neutrality of the state. The opposition parties, Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec, opposed the bill on the basis of it not going far enough while Québec Solidaire voted against the bill noting […]
Jun 23 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — It seems as though any time there is news that focuses on a women’s issue or a female perspective, there is an inevitable chorus of voices that seek to establish the practice as pandering at best or “reverse sexism” at worst. It doesn’t really matter what the item is either. It can be anything from […]
Jun 1 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — This past Saturday Andrew Scheer narrowly won the leadership of the Conservative Party. Depending on who you speak to, Scheer was either propelled to the top by staunch social conservatives who will be looking to cash in their favours imminently, or Scheer is the one true Conservative capable of bringing together different factions of the […]
May 18 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Global News — After 13 years in politics, Rona Ambrose decided to call it quits this week. Having served in several cabinet positions under former prime minister Stephen Harper, Ambrose was just what the Conservatives needed in an interim leader. After coming off an election where the party seemingly rejected all prior advice on how to win a […]