November 25, 2018 — The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright
When Michael attended St. Michael's high school in the 1950's, the Basilian priests contained its "jock culture". He was shocked when six St. Mike's students were charged with various counts of assault and sexual assault of younger boys.
The Canadian government provides aid to Yemen, which faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. But it also sells arms to Saudi Arabia — even though airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition waging war against Houthi rebels have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians.
In 1982, Clark sued his parents for the right to leave the institution they placed him in as a child. It was a pivotal moment in the Canadian disability rights movement, and still has echoes today. David Gutnick's documentary revisits the landmark case.
Twin State Typewriter served the town of White River Junction, New Hampshire for half a century, selling and fixing typewriters that arrived by mail from across the country. Alisa Siegel attended the farewell party for the store's owners, Wanda and Don Nalette. Her documentary is called "Beautiful Instruments."
Michael Enright interviewed Margaret Atwood at a fundraiser for The Literary Review of Canada
Section 33, a clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, allows politicians to pass laws that violate the Charter. It is also known as the notwithstanding clause, and in more than three decades, it has been rarely invoked. But, warns professor Benjamin Berger, it may become the norm.