This is Dr. Frances Kelsey’s story

The year was 1960. A new West German wonder drug, thalidomide, was about to hit the U.S. market. Just one thing stood in its way: A Canadian-born doctor, Frances Kelsey, whose work ultimately spared thousands of American lives and preventing much needless suffering. This excerpt, from the upcoming book Why Dissent Matters by William Kaplan, tells the story



Why Dissent Matters (Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss)

A wide-ranging and provocative work on controversial subjects, Why Dissent Matters tells a story of dissent and dissenters – people who have been attacked, bullied, ostracized, jailed, and, sometimes when it is all over, celebrated.

New tentative agreements reached between Canada Post and CUPW

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have successfully reached new tentative agreements.

Labour Minister appoints author as mediator for Canada Post dispute

With the clock ticking toward a potential work stoppage at Canada Post, lawyer and author William Kaplan was appointed Friday to seek an end to the months-long labour dispute at the Crown agency.