Michele Landsberg February 24
While the George family is in tatters of grief, ill health and stress, Ontario Premier Mike Harris, looking fit and hearty from the golf course, may never answer our questions about Dudley George's d
Michele Landsberg February 23
It's not in Torontonians nature to mimic the happy self-absorption of New Yorkers; we know too well that we are not the centre of the universe ...
Rick Salutin February 22
Rick Salutin
I believe I've found documentary evidence of what it means to be a superpower in the twenty-first century.
Lyle Stewart February 22
When Bill Clinton testified, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," his approval ratings went up - even though, or because, people knew he was lying. They expected him to lie. Telling the
Rachel Giese February 21
In the war against terrorism, what do you do when your friends and supporters say, "Enough is enough, this is no longer the appropriate approach to terrorism"? Do you listen to their counsel? Do you
Thomas Walkom February 19
The quiet departure of Saskatoon health-policy analyst Steven Lewis does not bode well for Roy Romanow's inquiry into public health care. Lewis — once touted as a crucial member of the Romanow t
Naomi Klein February 18
Naomi Klein
Based on the simultaneous mass events in New York and Porto Alegre, Brazil, last week, maybe change isn't really about what is said and done in the centre, but instead about the hidden strengths from
Michele Landsberg February 17
It is not a news story, and nobody is the wiser, when the knock comes suddenly at the door and âe" in our name âe" good people are seized and deported.
Michele Landsberg February 16
While right-wing media preached the glories of greed, selfishness and profits-at-any-cost, a growing number of Canadians were quietly deciding to make an exodus from that Arctic of the heart.
Rick Salutin February 15
Rick Salutin
A group of Israeli army reservists have publicly said they refuse to serve in the occupied territories. The impact here is that they have cut through the fear and rage that cloud clear thinking on bo
Lyle Stewart February 15
Vladimir Putin actually had a few compliments recently for Jean Chrétien, including praise for his support of their accession into the World Trade Organization, as they said, "on terms tha
Rachel Giese February 14
Twenty-nine years after the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, women's reproductive choice in the United States is again under attack with the recent announcement of a change to the
Dalton Camp February 13
According to the important Ottawa media, Paul Martin has been a sure thing in the snail's race for the succession of the Prime Minister because he has waited longest for the job. If he is somehow rob
Tom Walkom February 12
Roy Romanow's interim report on medicare may give no hint as to where the health commissioner is heading. However, another publication, quietly released last week by the commission and entitled simpl
Linda McQuaig February 10
Did American President George Bush simply forget the name of that large country north of the border - far too subservient to United States power, behaving more like a suburb of the American metropoli
Dalton Camp February 10
There are many Canadians who dislike this war and many who dislike it but are not allowed to say so or express their doubts or admit to skepticism without inviting the Canadian government's singular
Lyle Stewart February 8
As the Enron story amply demonstrates, our own business media need a dose of self-reflection as well. For Enron was not just a business, but a model for ordering the economy and, by extension, a soci
Judy Rebick February 8
Judy Rebick
The spirit of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was deeply moving. Colourful, spirited demonstrations happened every day. On the last day, tens of thousands of people jammed an auditori
Rick Salutin February 8
Rick Salutin
Enron, the ant-magician, have given away the secret of a great trick of the past twenty years. I mean the fake debate over government versus private enterprise, or public versus private sector.
Rachel Giese February 7
Amnesty International Canada believes anyone who commits criminal acts or violates human rights should face justice, and that this stance in no way no way excuses or belittles America what happened o
Tom Walkom February 5
Bush Junior has discovered the perfect way to avoid his father's fate - war without end. The war against terror can go on indefinitely because, unlike the Gulf War, or the Second World War or even th
Dalton Camp February 3
Few are left to believe in the divine right of kings. But the more I see of the monarchy, the more I grow uneasy in the company of an imperial presidency.
Michele Landsberg February 3
If women had real clout in Jean Chrétien's government âe" clout like Paul Martin's âe" the Prime Minister would not have risked such a demeaning display of contempt.
Michele Landsberg February 2
Is it any wonder that, years and thousands of cigarettes later, when smoking had become so firmly a part of Peter's identity, he didn't succeed in dozens of efforts to quit because, as he admitted, "
Rick Salutin February 1
Rick Salutin
Since September 11, I would say we have lived in a world dominated by abstractions that are neither good nor evil, but simply cheesy, and which don't help much at all.
Rachel Giese January 31
The controvercy over prisoners would have been better handled if the U.S. had paid more than lip service to the September 11 attacks as a global war on terrorism and actually took some guidance from
Dalton Camp January 30
Why can't the media visit the contentious Cuban prisoner of war camps? Why can't the allied media visit the camps and interview the imprisoned? What is their secret?The secrets here are the same as a
Thomas Walkom January 29
So far, the Walkerton tragedy has focused on individuals, such as Premier Mike Harris, who thought environmental regulations didn't matter, or the egregious Koebel brothers who systematically mismana
Linda McQuaig January 28
Paul Tellier, chief executive of Canadian National Railway and some other business leaders have concluded that economic integration - even adopting the American dollar - is inevitable. While it may n
Michele Landsberg January 27
Thanks to vigilant students, brave teachers, outspoken parents and furious media literacy activists, the campaign to bring commercial TV into Canadian classrooms has been stopped cold.