Pat Kerwin May 23
There should be better access to palliative care for people in their final days, but some will want to end the inevitable progress of a disease or condition. We should respect that decision.
Rick Salutin May 20
Rick Salutin
Many journalists seem preemptively nostalgic for a foul, undemocratic system that has only longevity in its favour. What's behind the negative media reactions to the prospect of electoral reform?
Monia Mazigh May 20
Monia Mazigh
This week, a French judge ordered the release of Hassan Diab from jail while an investigation into his case continues. Canada should follow suit and give Diab due process.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 19
People are putting their bodies on the line, with blockades, sit-ins, banner-hangs and a whole constellation of confrontational actions, driven by the urgency of the climate crisis.
Wayne MacPhail May 18
Wayne MacPhail
A boxy little word processor called the Freewrite promises to allow writers a laser focus on the craft of writing. Is it $750 well spent?
Duncan Cameron May 17
Duncan Cameron
French society is convulsed by confrontations between police and citizens protesting against reforms to employment law. For over two months, major cities have been the scene of mass demonstrations.
Lois Ross May 17
Lois Ross
Today's farmers can no longer assume they will continue to have the right to store and save seed from one year to the next. Storing of "copyrighted" seed is now regulated as "privilege."
Monia Mazigh May 13
Monia Mazigh
Rather than dedicating new money to an office for counter-radicalization, the Liberal government should be developing alternatives for disaffected youth.
Rick Salutin May 13
Rick Salutin
Symbolic linkage is compelling, maybe unavoidable. The challenge is always: what's being symbolized in a case like Fort Mac?
Murray Dobbin May 13
Are Justin Trudeau's Liberals the same old Bay Street Party? The litmus test will be how he deals with tax law-breakers at accounting firm KPMG and their apologists in the Canada Revenue Agency.
Linda McQuaig May 12
While the Trudeau government's review of Canada Post is primarily focused on the issue of reinstating home delivery, the prospect of postal banking may be the more far-reaching and intriguing idea.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 12
The White House announced this week that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the site of the world's first atomic-bomb attack. He will be the first sitting president to go there.
Wayne MacPhail May 11
Wayne MacPhail
Recent revelations of the misuse and alteration of images and plagiarism were enabled by journalists, photographers and academics using the search and collaboration capacities of the web.
Duncan Cameron May 10
Duncan Cameron
Pope Francis was this year's recipient of the Charlemagne Prize for contributions to European unity, and the papal message addressed to the faithful offered a lesson on inclusion to all.
Rick Salutin May 6
Rick Salutin
Many thanks to Culture Minister Mélanie Joly for announcing a review of Canadian cultural policy. It's the task of all sentient public officials to get in and bolster this crucial sector.
Monia Mazigh May 6
Monia Mazigh
Is Canada ready to distance itself from torture, forcefully denounce it, and prosecute those who practice it? Here are four issues that serve as a litmus test for genuine change.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 5
Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic Jesuit priest, a protester, a poet, a dedicated uncle and brother, died last weekend at the age of 94.
Wayne MacPhail May 4
Wayne MacPhail
A new TV show about the early days of the personal computer revolution evokes memories of Commodore 64s and the last time amateurs could bend a modern graphic user interface computer to their will.
Ralph Surette May 3
Ralph Surette
Ralph Surette was fed up waiting for solar energy to show up, so he made his own. Read on to learn how you can do it too.
Duncan Cameron May 3
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau has shown he handles the communications side of being prime minister with aplomb. But making the government work for all Canadians requires more than showing up with a smile.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update May 2
David Christopher
We can either continue letting our market be regulated by high-cost telecom, or we can take action to ensure that all Canadians can participate in the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
Rick Salutin April 29
Rick Salutin
The scariest signal yet sent by the Trudeau government was bringing English "deliverologist" Sir Michael Barber, to their Alberta cabinet retreat, to tell them how they're doing.
Monia Mazigh April 29
Monia Mazigh
Immediately after the Brussels attacks, a Waterloo engineering student was arrested by the RCMP. It's not the first time the security establishment has taken advantage of a climate of fear.
Murray Dobbin April 29
The decision to sign the Saudi arms deal speaks volumes about Trudeau's foreign policy, revealing a government with a progressive public face contradicted by a ruthless disregard for human rights.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 28
Even in this high-tech digital age, all we get is static: that veil of distortion, misrepresentations and half-truths that obscure reality. We need a media that covers power, not covers for power.
Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani April 28
Safia J. Lakhani
On December 8, 2015, the federal government announced that it was launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. What can we expect from the process?
Matthew Behrens April 28
The Trudeau team is poised to fail two significant foreign policy tests. One deals with an individual war criminal, while the other is a massive terrorism and torture trade show.
Ole Hendrickson April 27
Ole Hendrickson
Eastern hemlock trees may be next to fall victim to an invasive alien species with the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid. But we may still have a few years to prepare for its arrival.
Wayne MacPhail April 27
Wayne MacPhail
Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Naomi Klein April 26
Naomi Klein
While Clinton is great at warring with Republicans, taking on powerful corporations goes against her entire worldview, against everything she's built, and everything she stands for.