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Mercy Traveller with Philip Maher

Feliz Navidad from Ponce, Puerto Rico <b>(6 photos)</b>

Feliz Navidad from Ponce, Puerto Rico (6 photos)

Philip Maher prepares to depart Puerto Rico in this edition of 'Mercy Traveller'
Finding hope in despair <b>(5 photos)</b>

Finding hope in despair (5 photos)

In this month's 'Mercy Traveller', columnist Philip Maher recounts his visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
Ontario politics: Strap on your hip waders, we’re going in

Ontario politics: Strap on your hip waders, we’re going in

'Political elections need to build a case, but do we have to lower ourselves to have the kind of ideological showdown that ends with the death of fair mindedness and reasoned debate?' asks Mercy Traveller columnist Philip Maher
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> This week, travel in Africa <b>(3 photos)</b>

Mercy Traveller: This week, travel in Africa (3 photos)

We have so much to learn from Africans
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> If you disagree, talk to the hand - Standing up for moderation

Mercy Traveller: If you disagree, talk to the hand - Standing up for moderation

Civility means courtesy – recognizing that we can disagree while working together for the greater good
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> A campfire discussion on baseball, marshmallows and international aid

Mercy Traveller: A campfire discussion on baseball, marshmallows and international aid

Why I believe in foreign assistance
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> Canada 150 - What’s the Hoopla About?

Mercy Traveller: Canada 150 - What’s the Hoopla About?

In practice, most of us see Canada Day as a celebration of where we live. We also appear to see it as an opportunity to either make money or save cash on Canada 150-themed flip-flops, tic-tacs, T-shirts and stuff
<b>Mercy traveller: </b>The power of an apology

Mercy traveller: The power of an apology

Everyone makes mistakes but some people believe a person is made by their mistakes - and their apologies
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> Refugees in Canada — who are the real heroes?

Mercy Traveller: Refugees in Canada — who are the real heroes?

April is national volunteer month, so it seems appropriate to remember the dedication of those who reach beyond their front door
<b>Mercy Traveller:</b> When elephants wrestle, only the mice are crushed

Mercy Traveller: When elephants wrestle, only the mice are crushed

I’ve been trying to avoid writing a column about the newly minted U.S. administration. But it’s like watching a train wreck on fire — I cannot avert my eyes