Profile of Joel van der Veen

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  • Taking a simple stand on corporate responsibility

    Now try to picture, in your mind, the garment worker who made them. Look at the tag, which indicates where they were made — probably, like most ...

  • Mr. Del Mastro goes to Ottawa

    I also recall ripping his ticket for a movie when I worked at the theatre that one summer. (I believe it was Prince Caspian, but I had to look at ...

  • Lighting up the silent screen

    Their words are mostly a mystery; rather, it is their faces, their reactions and emotions that tell the story. No figure personifies the era of ...

  • The waning days of summer

    The telltale signs are here. Leaves are changing colours and beginning their descent to the cold, hard ground. Every church, community group and ...

  • If you choose not to decide, you and I have a lot in common

    Each day is filled with decisions, from the mundane to the earth-shattering. Some choices are difficult, and their consequences will last far ...

  • All the world's a stage, and politicians merely players

    OK, kids — who out there likes Wayne and Shuster? Hmm, just as I thought. The Canadian comedy duo, who made a 50-year career spoofing everything ...

  • Saskatchewan: yours to explore

    Confession time: before I moved out west from Ontario, I’d heard many jokes about Saskatchewan’s flat landscape, and I believed them all. When I ...

  • The ultimate Wing-man

    Let's get something straight: it's Wings. Plain and simple. Not The Wings, not Paul McCartney and His Wings, just Wings. Once you've got that ...

  • The Michael Moore anti-diet

    Thousands of Americans have embarked on a miniature revolution, sparked by an unlikely instigator: documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. Moore, ...

  • Now you're playing with fire

    I remember once overhearing a conversation in a video game store between a woman and a salesman trying to sell her a Game Boy. He was ...