This week we marked World Mental Health Day, with mental or substance disorders affecting up to 20% of Canadians every year. It manifests in different ways as we move through the life cycle. Psychologist Dr. Oren Amitay told Libby Znaimer that Zoomers are more prone to depression, while he believes the younger generation lacks the resilience to cope with the ups and down of life.
Two biographies of Justin Trudeau – with two very different takes – came out just in time for the election campaign. We featured John Ivison’s “Education of a Prime Minister” early on, but we held on to Aaron Wherry’s book rather than running it at the height of the blackface scandal which happened well after it was written. Wherry had lots of access to the Prime Minister as he wrote “Promise and Peril” , and his take is that Trudeau had a lofty ambitous agenda even it didn’t always work out.