Linda McQuaig December 21
There's an odd disconnect between the way we embrace our pets as family while allowing animals that are similarly sweet and endearing to live miserable lives on factory farms.
Matthew Behrens December 21
Every December, the holiday season is infused with militarism, from the military jet flyovers of sports events and the mini arsenal in your local toy store, to the hijacking of Santa Claus.
Lois Ross December 20
The New Year is just a few weeks away -- a good time for reflection. My resolution this year is going to be all about how I can work towards sustainable eating practices.
Wayne MacPhail December 20
Wayne MacPhail
If the developers of new technology don't have a worldview that encompasses the society beyond R&D labs, their blindspot will mean that all but the most affluent will be stumbling about.
Rick Salutin December 16
Rick Salutin
In the U.S., almost everything ends up in litigation because too many Americans lack faith in social or political forces, such as elections, government, unions, parties, social movements.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 14
Social movements build power and make change. The Democrats would be wise to heed the lessons of Alabama, from resistance to slavery, to the civil-rights era, to the unexpected victory of Doug Jones.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono December 14
Last month, the federal government released what it is calling the country's first national housing strategy. From a legal perspective, it's very good news.
June Chua December 11
My Father's Tools is a short documentary about an Indigenous craft that is dying out. Done in cinema vérité style, it begins with a man in the forest, searching for and then cutting down a tree.
Rick Salutin December 9
Rick Salutin
The great feat of public schools is being open to everyone; they offer unique opportunities to learn from those unlike us. That gets lost if school populations are desegregated by program.
Monia Mazigh December 8
Monia Mazigh
Apologies are not monetary gifts or hollow words offered by teary politicians. They are gestures that define our history as a country and restore faith in institutions.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 7
Trump, who seems to relish saber rattling and antagonizing opponents like the supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong Un, may be pushing us to the brink of nuclear war.
Ole Hendrickson December 7
Ole Hendrickson
A multinational consortium plans to permanently abandon one million cubic metres of radioactive waste in a giant mound next to the Ottawa River.
Rick Salutin December 1
Rick Salutin
The alternative to socialism is no longer neoliberalism; it's Trumpian racist populism, which is probably a nonstarter in Ontario.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update December 1
In a win for digital rights advocates, the Canadian government took a strong stance on the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter despite strong pressure from other nations to rush through with the deal.
Murray Dobbin December 1
The revelations of the Paradise Papers and the earlier Panama Papers demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an obvious truth: corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 30
Let's remember her name, not because it is invoked by a powerful man who preys on the vulnerable, but to inspire action, advancing Indigenous rights and women's rights.
Matthew Behrens November 29
The Ottawa resident has never been subjected to examination either in an open court or a closed session. He was back in court in mid-November seeking relaxed conditions and now waits for a verdict.
June Chua November 28
Interview with "Marco’s Oriental Noodles" filmmaker Howie Shia on using a story to show cultural appropriation through food.
Rick Salutin November 24
Rick Salutin
Sophistication lies in giving yourself fully to the present while knowing it's transient, yet keeping in view, somewhere on the horizon, your larger goals.
Linda McQuaig November 24
Workers and retirees from federally regulated industries may be pushed into insecure pensions programs that are market dependent
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 23
Just one year ago the Indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Standing Rock Sioux tribal territory in North Dakota was being subjected to increasingly intense state violence.
Lois Ross November 21
Global small farmer movement La Via Campesina has released a report on food sovereignty and food production problems around the world.
Rick Salutin November 17
Rick Salutin
Conventional soldiers "keeping the peace" could be as fatuous as the obscene "war to end all wars" was. But apparently most Canadians like the idea of peacekeeping -- who wouldn't?
Murray Dobbin November 17
If such a scenario seems far-fetched, consider who currently runs Israel, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 16
But when it comes to setting policy on climate change, as with healthcare, taxes, and, hopefully, even war, Trump doesn't hold the same dictatorial powers as authoritarian world leaders he admires.
Wayne MacPhail November 16
Wayne MacPhail
A visit to Silicon Valley conjures up images of Dickensian-level poverty.
Rick Salutin November 10
Rick Salutin
One key indicator of elitism is the notion that worthiness is related to education. I'm all for good public schools but an education makes you educated, not smart. That comes from somewhere else.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 9
The mass murder in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was a horrific crime. It was also horrifically predictable, and emblematic of the systemic problem we have with guns and violence in the United States.
Gerald Caplan November 9
Despite campaign promises of peacekeeping, the Trudeau government has given up on Africa.
Linda McQuaig November 9
Conservative and Liberal prime ministers have changed policies to tax the wealthy thanks to Kolber's persuasion