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Globe and Mail suspends columnist Leah McLaren after breastfeeding controversy


The Globe and Mail has suspended marquee columnist Leah McLaren for a week.

A source told the Star that McLaren, who wrote about her attempt to breastfeed Tory Leadership candidate Michael Chong’s baby without his knowledge and at a time when she was not lactating herself, has been forbidden to comment on her controversial column or on her suspension.


Here's a link to the now gone but archived column:

I have to say that if I walked in and saw someone attempting to breastfeed one of my babies, I'd probably smack them across the room after taking my baby back. What is wrong with her brain?


Incidents of hate-motivated crimes in Toronto increased by eight per cent in 2016 over the previous year, with Jews earning the dubious distinction of being the single-most targeted group for the 12th year in a row.

Of 145 total incidents reported to police, Jews were victimized 43 times, according to the Toronto Police Service 2016 Annual Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report.

The number rises to 51 when “multi-bias occurrences,” which take into account more than one identifiable group, are included. Black/Jewish, with three reported incidents, and black/Jewish/LGBTQ, with two, boost the numbers, while single occurrences were recorded by Hindu/Jewish, Indian/Jewish and Japanese/Jewish victims.

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Shining light of tolerance up here. 🙄

Our JCC was evacuated this morning.

A freilichen Purim. My 7 year old sighed and told her 2 year old sister that there will always be a Haman. 😞

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