Ruth Dick

Ruth Dick is an Ottawa lawyer and photographer who has lectured on medical ethics at the University of Manitoba and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bio last modified March 29th, 2021.
Articles by Ruth Dick
  • The Shortfalls of Quebec’s Bill 21

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    As legislation banning religious symbols in public sector workplaces leaves committee and heads for passage in the National Assembly, Ottawa writer Ruth Dick dissects it on feminist, philosophic, legal, and religious neutrality grounds.

  • The Law of Closed Doors

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    Prime Minister Trudeau expelled Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus this week to staunch what he called a political civil war among federal Liberal MPs. But in the second of her two-part Convivium essay, Ruth Dick argues Canadians’ real focus must be law that lets the privileged plead their case behind closed doors.

  • Too Big to Try?

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    Prime Minister Trudeau expelled Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from caucus this week to staunch what he called a political civil war within the federal Liberal party. But in a two-part Convivium essay, Ruth Dick argues what truly must change is the very law that ignited the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

  • Courting Contempt

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    The spreading toxin of treating political differences with dehumanizing contempt, Convivium contributor Ruth Dick warns, sounds a tocsin for the future of democratic life.

  • What Child Is This?

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    Ottawa photographer Ruth Dick reminds viewers that the gift and mystery of life can, more often than not, be found in the form of a child. 

  • In

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    Ottawa photographer Ruth Dick delights in catching the magic of music created in a moment. 

  • Geometry

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    Geometry and symmetry are found in the holy spin of street dancers. A photo by Ottawa Photographer, Ruth Dick.

  • Transcending Connection

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    Many moments of transcendence are found in the every day. Ottawa photographer Ruth Dick pays homage to a transcendent connection on the streets of Montreal with her camera lens. 

  • The Language Of Ashes

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    Surveying the smoke and clangour of current political (dis)engagement, Ottawa writer Ruth Dick echoes the wisdom of her grandfather’s life-long admonition: Listen to everyone.