The Grant Rant

A journalist's view from Niagara

In the wake of the U.S missile strike against Syria following the gas attack against civilians, the time has come for Canadians to think and talk seriously about what is happening in Syria.

You want to stand up for liberal, democratic values? Start by defending the right of someone whose views you dislike to speak at a place that is supposed to be about the free exchange of ideas.

Standing with our fellow Canadians, regardless of their religion, is not just an emotional balm in the face of tragedy. It is the story we need to tell each other, every day, precisely because that is what makes us what we are.