Points to Pon­der

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Contents - BY CHRISTINA PALAS­SIO

In the fu­ture, the line be­tween en­ter­tain­ment and ev­ery­thing else will be a lot blur­rier.

Nov­el­ist ELAN

MASTAI, in an es­say in Fash­ion Mag­a­zine

We need more peo­ple go­ing into pol­i­tics [out of] a sense of civic duty, not [as] a ca­reer path, so they do what they think is right, as op­posed to what they think will win them votes.

Bri­tish Columbia Green Party MLA AN­DREW WEAVER on CBC Ra­dio’s

The Sun­day Edi­tion

Who’s be­hind the cam­era af­fects what

hap­pens on the cam­era. It will only change when there are

more women in the stu­dios as stu­dio heads. Film di­rec­tor, writer and pro­ducer PA­TRI­CIA ROZEMA, to CBC News, fol­low­ing the Har­vey We­in­stein scan­dal

There is a part of you that feels a con­fi­dence in what you do, a strength in your own voice. An­other part is al­ways learn­ing and feels as open to new­ness as a stu­dent.


in Flare

There have been so many times in my life when an in­vi­ta­tion has come from some­where ... the cos­mos ... the divine ... to step out of the fa­mil­iar into some­thing new. I’ve found it’s best to lis­ten for and fol­low th­ese prompt­ings.

BRUCE COCK­BURN, in Ex­claim!

It is sim­ply un­ac­cept­able that Cana­di­ans should die of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis and that we should have rates that are some of the high­est in the world.

Min­is­ter of Indige­nous Ser­vices

JANE PHILPOTT, in Chate­laine

So, at the core of ev­ery de­ci­sion made about con­cus­sions is a sin­gu­lar un­der­stand­ing: no hits to the head—no ex­cuses. And at the core of the obli­ga­tion to make those de­ci­sions and act is an­other un­der­stand­ing: the risk to the game’s play­ers is not fair, not right and not nec­es­sary.


I’ve never been one to crave at­ten­tion, which I know means that this is prob­a­bly the worst ca­reer to pick.


in Rolling Stone

No mat­ter where I am, folks al­ways tell me, “You put the words to this feel­ing that I’ve al­ways had, that I didn’t re­ally know how to de­fine.”

Best­selling poet RUPI KAUR, in The Globe and Mail

The im­mi­gra­tion agents em­ployed un­der Mac­don­ald, un­der Lau­rier, un­der Bor­den, un­der Macken­zie

King were all in­structed that if peo­ple were ur­ban or they had ed­u­ca­tions or they had trades or they had am­bi­tions to start busi­nesses, they should be re­jected. They should be en­cour­aged to go to the United States in­stead. We only wanted farm­ers.

Jour­nal­ist DOUG SAUN­DERS, au­thor of Max­i­mum Canada: Why 35 mil­lion

Cana­di­ans are not enough

What boosts your con­fi­dence is hard work and achieve­ment. If you take a he­li­copter to the top of the moun­tain or you climb the moun­tain, which one is go­ing to bring you more sat­is­fac­tion?


fa­ther of pro­fes­sional hockey play­ers P.K., Jor­dan and Mal­colm Sub­ban,

in The Globe and Mail

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