Points to Ponder
I believe that the right to die with dignity should be a fundamental human right. With the support of our laws and our health system, there must be a better way to help our loved ones navigate their final days, if they choose to write their own ending.
Novelist LAWRENCE HILL, in The Globe and Mail
The future I yearn for is not one in which we will all be clothed in sameness, but is one in which we will finally learn to both read and respectfully discuss our differences.
Author DAVID CHARIANDY, in The Globe and Mail
My elementary school music teacher is the reason I am doing any of this. As a child, [I] struggled through school. She recognized something in me and offered for me to do the solos in the choir instead of punishing me.
Singer JOCELYN ALICE on how she became interested in songwriting
If you told me when I was a kid that I would get to interview every rock star who was on a poster on my wall, I would have lost my mind, but the truth is that most of them have been a disappointment.
ET Canada’s ROZ WESTON to The Globe and Mail
I have tried and failed three times to get through the turgid mess that is Moby Dick. I think some books become classics in spite of themselves.
Author WILL FERGUSON to The Globe and Mail
There are many issues here in Ottawa that need a young person’s perspective, and what I believe in strongly is that they actually have the answers but often aren’t given the support and the platform to do it. Former NDP MP PAUL DEWAR, speaking about his Youth Action Now initiative to CBC News
I have spent the last 26 years working extremely hard to forget a time that really should have been filled with dreams and personal growth both socially and professionally.
AMÉLIE-FRÉDÉRIQUE GAGNON, one of several national team skiers who accused coach Bertrand Charest of sexual assault
Baby’s gotta eat. Liberal MP KARINA GOULD, responding to the question of why she breastfed her son in the House of Commons
I was always in the kitchen. Even in the 1970s when Italian cooking wasn’t trendy and most people thought it was just spaghetti and meatballs, I loved and appreciated Italian cooking.
Chef DAVID ROCCO on the influence of family
Singer SHAWN MENDES, on the momenthe realized his fame, on CBC I came up from the subway station, and there were about 300 people who all turned their heads and started chasing me. It was terrifying.
When people feel their economic future is in jeopardy, when they believe their children have fewer opportunities than they themselves had in their youth, that’s when people are vulnerable to the demagogue who scapegoats the outsider, the other—whether it’s immigrants at home or foreign actors.Minister of Foreign Affairs CHRYSTIAFREELAND, in an acceptance speech after receiving Foreign Policy’s Diplomat of the Year award