Antonia Zerbisias

Antonia Zerbisias is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and is the co-creator of #BeenRapedNeverReported.

 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 1:15pm
Thanks for the Memories, Stephen Harper
There's no question that Stephen Harper, Canada's former prime minister, will be leaving a legacy when he quits parliament this summer. A political mastermind, he united the country's fractious right in 2003 when his Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) was born. In 2006, he led it to the first of...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sponsor Syrian Refugee - Canada's Top Google Search
Last September, after the photograph of three-year-old Alan Kurdi's body on that Turkish beach hit the world's front pages, the top Google search term in Canada was, "How to sponsor a Syrian?" The news media here, in the midst of covering a federal election campaign, jumped all over the Kurdi story...
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:15pm
Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees
They were hardly the poor, huddled masses Canadians might have expected. In fact, the 163 privately sponsored Syrian refugees from Lebanon who landed in Toronto late last Thursday looked less bedraggled and besieged than other Canadians do after a long overseas flight. But then, most Canadians don'...
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Friday, July 10, 2015 - 1:15pm
Welcome to Canada But Don't Get Too Comfortable
Welcome to Canada. Well maybe not welcome exactly. Things have changed for newcomers to Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Canada. As a matter of fact, they're now also different for "oldcomers" with dual citizenship - and even native-born Canadians who somehow managed to score dual...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
Is Canada on the Path to Totalitarianism?
Last Tuesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), announced that they had made a series of arrests over the previous weekend at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. The operation was carried out "in order to disrupt the plans of 10 young Montreal residents suspected of wanting to leave...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:45pm
Omar Khadr's Road to Freedom
Nobody was surprised when the Canadian government announced on April 24 that it would again dip into the public purse to keep its most prominent political prisoner behind bars. That morning, Justice June Ross of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decided that Omar Khadr, 28, was low-risk, had been...
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:30pm
Look Up, Way Way Up
It's no wonder that, this week, Canadians nervously cracked jokes about an Orwellian future in which drones zip up to highrise windows to spy on citizens going about their daily business. That's because, on Monday, Industry Minister James Moore announced a $75 million "repayable contribution" to...
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:30am
How #BeenRapedNeverReported Became a Movement
I am not sure what it was that pushed me to tweet three deeply personal memories that I had never shared with anyone, let alone the millions on social media. But in the early evening of Thursday, October 30, that's what I did, almost casually tossing them off, as if I were snarking about the Oscars...
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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:56am
Ottawa’s Focus on Alberta Oilsands is Killing Manufacturing Jobs in Eastern Canada, Economists Say
You know that old saying, “When the U.S. sneezes, Canada catches a cold.” It still applies. The United States remains our biggest trading partner. What happens there affects everything from our tourism to our exports. But now, Canada is facing a bigger threat to its economic health.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:14am
Still Camping Out and Attempting to 'Occupy Wall Street'
Lacy MacAuley is on her mobile phone from Lower Manhattan, cold, tired and hoarse from chanting. “I’ve been leading the cheers,’’ she said Monday night, referring to the protests in the financial heart of America.
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