Articles by Ben Freeman Collins





Flowers and candles outside former Russian consulate.

From isolation to activism

Toronto activist Justin Romanov is protesting the treatment of LGBT people in Chechnya, where three men have been killed so far and at least 100 arrested in an anti-gay campaign according to Novaya Gazeta.


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Understanding the victory at Vimy

The Battle of Vimy Ridge is remembered as one of the pivotal points in Canadian history. It is often said that it was the moment Canada came of age. But as historian Jack Granatstein points out the truth is much more nuanced.





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‘Tis the season for norovirus

The recent outbreak of norovirus is not an unusual trend, according to Dr. Michael Finkelstein, associate medical officer of health at Toronto Public Health.