In the early days of the internet, politicians embraced digital utopianism. Now, governments are struggling to understand -- let alone regulate -- the inner workings of tech monopolies.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
And any attempt to treat Quebec today like France in the age of Voltaire or Quebec under Duplessis is ignorant -- or a cover for Islamophobia to win votes.
The result is you get people voting for a storyline rather than a government.
Notre Dame was an ideal displacement for embattled Macron, after months of the yellow vests nipping at his neoliberal heels.
A gorgeous, nostalgic new book marks the 50th birthday of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. The pastiche quality of the book also reflects the collective emphasis in the institution's origins.
The SNC-Lavalin drama has focused on abstract moral principles like truth, justice or rule of law. It may be more fruitful to discuss moral issues by examining specific effects on people or groups.
The ability to be surprised is one thing that can keep us going in dispiriting times. Mueller may have made his contribution to the cause.
Mainstream media continue to make a commendable effort to ignore Bernie Sanders in the hope he'd vanish. Then the polls appear and he and Biden are far ahead. Joe they get, but Bernie?
There's way too much stressing in Ottawa over loyalty to the leader and party unity. Intra-party disruptions and disagreements are often signs of a functioning democracy.
Wilson-Raybould's take on the SNC-Lavalin affair reminds us of deep political double standards and Canada's flagrant disregard of Indigenous sovereignty.