NIGHT TA­BLE

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

Winnipeg lawyer and com­mis­sion coun­sel to the Phoenix Sin­clair In­quiry “It’s a crowded night ta­ble! I just started read­ing the lat­est book by the Amer­i­can pphiloso­pher Martha Nuss­baum, Po­lit­i­cal EE­mo­tions: Why Love Mat­ters for Jus­tice. Her work has been a ma­jor in­flu­ence on me in both my per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives, inn the way she fo­cuses on com­pas­sion and em­pa­thyh as a means to pro­mot­ing so­cial jus­tice and re­spect for hu­man dig­nity. I’m also read­ing Thomas King’s The Truth About Sto­ries. My work on the Phoenix Sin­clair in­quiry high­lighted for me the im­por­tance of lis­ten­ing to the sto­ries peo­ple have to tell, par­tic­u­larly sto­ries from the abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity. I’ve also dis­cov­ered Louise Penny’s won­der­ful mys­ter­ies set in Que­bec, start­ing with the first in the se­ries: Still Life.”

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