Editorial: Upholding freedom of expression in face of offensive speech

January 14, 2015

University of New Brunswick sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne has upset Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang with his comments about Vancouver’s Asian character. That’s the thing about opinions; they anger some people. Imagine if society censured everyone with an opinion. Given that universities are places for the testing of ideas, it would be particularly inappropriate to attempt to silence Duchesne. The world learned a lesson recently, in Paris, about how fragile freedom...

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North Vancouver Church seeks help for Syrian family

December 31, 2014

By Christine Lyon, North Shore News In a refugee camp in Cairo, Egypt, a Syrian family is awaiting the day they can start a new life in North Vancouver. A grandmother, her two adult daughters and her two school-aged granddaughters are among the millions of Syrians who have been uprooted by civil war. But they remain hopeful. The matriarch of the family has a younger brother who lives on the...

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