Linda McQuaig

Columnists
Aug 24, 2010

Harper's Fox News luncheon

It's interesting to imagine why our Prime Minister would want to meet with Rupert Murdoch, whose Fox News TV channel has poisoned U.S. political debate.
Columnists
Jul 27, 2010

Making it easier to ignore the poor

We hear a great deal about the lives of the rich, much of it sympathetic and often fawning. The poor rarely get such sympathetic attention. And they're soon to get even less.
Columnists
Apr 6, 2010

Pinpricks derail action on climate change

Of course, it's possible that the incredibly warm, barbecues-in-March weather we've recently enjoyed is just a fluke and has nothing whatsoever to do with climate change. But is this realistic?
Columnists
Feb 23, 2010

Deficits will own the podium

No cost has been spared in mounting a giant spectacle of spandex-clad athletes performing dazzling feats in massive public venues. Nobody seems to be letting the $6 billion price tag get in the way.
Columnists
Feb 9, 2010

Tory chill freezes out Tobin tax

Jim Flaherty hosted the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, but Canadians got little sense of something else he was up to: obstructing worldwide momentum for a tax on financial speculation.
Columnists
Jan 26, 2010

Elitists in populist clothing

Right-wingers like Scott Brown hide the elitism of their agenda by presenting themselves as ordinary working types who may have just slaughtered something with their bare hands in the back shed.
Columnists
Dec 1, 2009

A hero stands up to cowboys

The disregarding of Richard Colvin's warnings is part of a larger problem -- the adoption of a Bush-like War on Terror mentality in the top ranks of our military and government.
Columnists
Nov 17, 2009

Financial elite back in the saddle

This time last year, financial elites everywhere seemed under siege. A year later, they are safely back in the saddle, enjoying a virtual stranglehold over key public policies.
Columnists
Nov 3, 2009

Harper's extremism is showing

The Harper government appears to have embarked on a campaign to silence Canadian critics of Israel, in ways that threaten to undermine Canada's tradition of debate, particularly at our universities.
Columnists
Oct 20, 2009

Pay bonanza continues for bankers

Banks and securities firms are on track this year to pay their employees a record $140 billion -- an amount that exceeds the peak year of 2007, just before they put the global economy into meltdown.
Columnists
Oct 6, 2009

Give peace a seat at cabinet table

NDP MP Bill Siksay and Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis introduced a private member's bill in Parliament calling for the creation of a federal Department of Peace, with a seat at the cabinet table.

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