The Home Issue continues with TOL first-timer Jacklyn Guay's look into the stuff that makes up home. She explains how our concept of self is something precious, and the dangers of allowing it to defined by the things we have. Or don't have.
What might an alternative democratic order look like? There are a myriad of options and potential configurations for an order that starts to balance the scales between our liberal and democratic capacities and outlets.
Canadian politics exist right now within a very narrow spectrum. Put another way, I believe that the policy choices (and by virtue, policy differences) available to the parties able to wield power do not represent differences premised on varying ideas of what the country and can be and how government should contribute to that becoming.
I turned down the job as recruitment officer – as anyone might – because of the money. It paid in the neighbourhood of $15 per hour, a fair wage, to be sure, but with an expected (and boring, boring, boring) work week of about 70 hours. The wage might be fine for someone who’s unemployed or in need of a quick shot of income, but it comes without perks. When I asked about the overtime pay, the woman simply laughed and said, “Oh, there’s no overtime here!”