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Jane Philpott PC is a physician, academic administrator, and former Canadian politician who represented the riding of Markham—Stouffville in the House of Commons.
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The Invisible Cure
Helen Epstein - 2008-05-27 (first published in 2007)
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007The Invisible Cure is an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside--a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein left her job in the US in 1993 to move to Uganda, where she began work on a test vaccine for HIV. Once there, she ...
Jane Philpott
Speaking of good books, remembering another one today: The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein Insight re why some countries did better than others responding to HIV pandemic. Lessons re #COVID. We could do with some solidarity in the face of shared calamity.      source
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Becoming an Ally
Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People
Anne Bishop - 2015-06-01 (first published in 1997)
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Becoming an Ally is a book for men who want to end sexism, white people who want to end racism, straight people who want to end heterosexism, able-bodied people who want to end ableism for all people who recognize their privilege and want to move toward a more just world by learning to act as allies.Has oppression always been with us, just part of ...
Jane Philpott
For the record, the acknowledgement above is adapted from the definition of an ally proposed by Anne Bishop in her excellent book, pictured here.      source
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Richard Wagamese - 2019-01-01 (first published in 2018)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the bestselling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A profoundly moving novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion--and the land's abili...
Jane Philpott
Just finished this extraordinary book by Richard Wagamese. Grieved at the truth that he could not stay with us longer to show us more through his writing. This book taught me how I could walk better and listen better. #Starlight      source
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From Where I Stand
Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada
Jody Wilson-Raybould - 2019-09-20
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An Indigenous leader who has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Jody Wilson-Raybould has represented both First Nations and the Crown at the highest levels. And she is not afraid to give Canadians what they need most – straight talk on how to deconstruct Canada's dark colonial legacy and embrace a new era of recognition and reconciliationIn t...
Jane Philpott
This is an important book. I've learned so much about Canadian history, justice, truth & reconciliation from @Puglaas, who in turn learned from wise elders & others. Very happy that she is sharing these teachings for all Canadians to read.      source
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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition
Henry M. Iii Robert - 2011-09-26
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Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, also published this year.Written by the same authorship team behind th...
Jane Philpott
Congratulations @meslin. What a great book. Every day I hear from people who want a stronger, healthier democracy, including a parliamentary system that is fair and functional. We can improve the culture of politics and this book has lots of creative ideas on how to do that.      source