Dru Oja Jay
Dru Oja Jay is director of Friends of Public Services and Smart Change. He is a co-founder of the Media Co-op, and co-author of Paved with Good Intentions: Canada’s development NGOs from idealism to imperialism.
Articles by this author
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Trudeau's Cabinet Has Diversity, But Conservative White Men Will Keep the Purse Strings
The announcement of the most diverse and gender-equal cabinet in Canadian history is both wildly overdue and inspiring in and of itself. The fact that counterinsurgency warfare pioneer Andrew Leslie and the racist, civil-liberties-trampling Bill Blair were shut out is equally inspiring. Seeing that...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Hockey, Austerity and Collective Achievement
Last Thursday night, Montreal's beloved Club de Hockey Canadien ended a thrilling playoff run with a loss to the New York Rangers in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals. Montreal's famously enthusiastic fan base had lived the ups and downs for weeks as the team overcame tremendous adversity (...