“A few bad apples?” Investigating the Origins of the ‘Freedom Convoy’

By Mikayla Redden In January 2022, the Freedom Convoy, also known as Truckers for Freedom, caught the attention of Canadian media. The convoy was then thought to be organized by long-haul truck drivers, who were planning a large-scale convoy to the nation’s capital in protest of a federal mandate for these truckers to be vaccinatedContinue reading ““A few bad apples?” Investigating the Origins of the ‘Freedom Convoy’”

Some of My Best Friends Are…

By Stéphanie Pham-Dang I have been an academic law librarian for over 11 years. I’m proudly born and raised in Montréal.  I studied law about 20 years ago mostly for the wrong reasons, obvious ones for immigrants of first and second generations. Of course, I got lost along the way…Yet those LL.B years were theContinue reading “Some of My Best Friends Are…”

A Call to Ditch the Term ‘Racialized’ When Describing BIPOC Communities

By Lynie Awywen Recently I have been job-hunting (yes – it is still as awful as you remember) and I have noticed a recurring pattern which prompted me to think about the ways in which ‘whiteness’ continues to masquerade as ‘raceless’. Various organizations (Ontario College of Art & Design University, University of Toronto, University ofContinue reading “A Call to Ditch the Term ‘Racialized’ When Describing BIPOC Communities”

In Light of Those Most Vulnerable: Reflections on the Canadian Convoy Protests

By Dominique Garingan Note for/readers: This post was drafted on February 25, 2022, and further news or commentary on the invocation and revocation of the public order emergency may have since been published.  Greetings from the Canadian prairies!  It is wonderful to be a part of this community and to contribute to Notes Between UsContinue reading “In Light of Those Most Vulnerable: Reflections on the Canadian Convoy Protests”