Last week was a bit of a rollercoaster. It really tested the benefits of my daily mindfulness and meditation practice. The new variant detected in India with two mutations has escalated the case count to previously unthinkable levels — and has started to affect my extended family. Meanwhile, in the US, the Senate passed a bill to fight Anti-Asian hate crimes — a rare bipartisan vote in an evenly divided chamber, and former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. Here in Canada, the Quebec Superior Court upheld Bill 21, passed by the Coalition Avenir Québec government, which bans public servants from wearing religious symbols at work. Neither Jagmeet Singh nor Justin Trudeau spoke out against the new law or committed to fighting the court’s decision. And finally, the Liberal government tabled what is becoming perhaps the most-talked about feder
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