Articles by Geraldine
- Truth and Consequences
With a white-hot passion for change and a best-seller on the shelves, Irshad Manji—a hyperintelligent,
pint-sized, spike-haired Muslim lesbian—has managed to enrage both Muslim and lesbian
groups, and to throw her personal life into turmoil. The chance to be heard by millions has
- Trial by Fire
It was their first house, in Little Portugal. They renovated it themselves, in time for the birth of
their first child. One day, the gas man made a terrible mistake. The fire itself was bad enough.
But the aftermath -- a disorienting education in adjusters, deadlines and replacement value -- was
- Waiting for Goisbault: The French government
On April 25, 2002, a small group, Solidarity With Jews At
Risk, began a five-day vigil in front of Toronto's French consulate calling for that
government to offer greater protection to its Jewish citizens, recently
subjected to property violations and personal assaults. Hundreds of
petitions reached the Consul, Hugues Goisbault, with a follow-up letter to
the French ambassador in Ottawa. This is the story of the protest that both
failed and succeeded.
- The Girls of Summer
wasn't just stolen cigarettes, kissing contests and rusty bunks. Something happened during those
summers that would leave indelible impressions on the girls of Camp Kawagama.
- Joan's Story
years ago, when a freak accident nearly killed her, the founding director of CBC's Newsworld
herself became news. But Joan Donaldson's coma outlasted the media coverage. This is the story
of her life since then--the small triumphs, the struggle for dignity, the many sacrifices, and the
question that hangs relentlessly in the air: would the old Joan have tolerated this outcome?
- Both Sides Now
1965, full of passion and promise, the Buchans and the Marksons symbolized an exciting new
generation. How did a boundless future turn into a haunting past?
- Total Immersion
secular Jews shudder at the thought of mikveh -- the cleansing bath that prepares Orthodox
wives for sex with their husbands. But a group of Toronto women are liberating the ritual from
its ties to archaic blood taboos and turning it into a celebration of being female.
- A Nanny's Life
of well-educated Filipino women come here to care for the children of middle-class
Torontonians. They do it to support their families, with whom they hope eventually to be
reunited. Sometimes it works, but the cost is high.
- From Russia (or China or Peru or Bucharest)
Adoptive parents will go to the ends of the earth to bring home a healthy baby. But when they
get there, they'll find a chaotic international baby market that will test them to their moral and
- The Murderer's
Imagination: Canadians Write About the Holocaust (McClelland & Stewart, 1995)
- The Sandwich
For baby boomers caught between demanding children and aging parents, the big A isn't AIDS,
- So, seen any good ones
How to enjoy - and survive - Toronto's international film festival.
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