Naomi Klein March 16
Naomi Klein
It started off as a joke and has now become vaguely serious: the idea that Bono might be named president of the World Bank. As frontman of one of the world's most enduring rock brands, Bono talks to
Duncan Cameron March 16
Duncan Cameron
This week, the former governor of Massachusetts spoke to reporters in Washington (with Mexican and Canadian sidekicks) about creating a North American community. Canada was represented by the Canadia
Thomas Walkom March 15
Dalton McGuinty is playing a dangerous and unconvincing game hammering away at the so-called $23 billion gap âe" the difference between what Ontarians pay into Canada and what they are said to g
Linda McQuaig March 14
Dalton McGuinty is right to try to pry an extra $5 billion from Ottawa. It's too bad he's doing it by suggesting the rest of the country is getting fat feeding off the Ontario goose. It's a good way
Heather Mallick March 13
She is a woman. He is a man. They're both Turkish. It is the week of International Women's Day. Romantic, no? Will love bloom as they sip a raki by the banks of the Bosporus? No. There's a wardrobe
Rick Salutin March 11
Rick Salutin
The Gomery commission has moved to Quebec, where there has been a surprising rise in sympathy for Jean Chrétien. Over a third of Canadians now say the judge is biased against the ex-PM, bu
Scott Piatkowski March 10
Scott Piatkowski
Hearing Paul Martin play call and response with Liberal convention delegates last weekend was absolutely precious. One after another, he rhymed off promises that he claimed his government had kept. O
Duncan Cameron March 9
Duncan Cameron
The price of oil was up this week. Was that good news or bad news? The usual answer is that it's good news if you produce oil, and bad news if you consume it. Oil is an issue in Canada right now. Cit
Thomas Walkom March 8
To read the newspapers, you'd think that Paul Martin's decision against missile defence had pushed Canada-U.S relations to the breaking point. &#147;NORAD in jeopardy: experts,&#148; screamed the <i>
Linda McQuaig March 7
George W. Bush is frequently praised for being a man of resolve. Even though his plan for Iraq proved a disaster, based on a lie, at least he stuck to it. I see little merit in this school of thought
Heather Mallick March 6
How awkward it is to fall in love again at my stage of life. Tennyson is four and a half years old. She is autistic. Autism is treatable, but not curable. It is Tennyson's fate and she has been treat
Rick Salutin March 4
Rick Salutin
There's a bone in my craw. It concerns the euphoria over the epidemic of democracy in Iraq, Palestine, Ukraine, Lebanon . . . The bone is called Haiti, perhaps you recall it? Island not nearly as far
Scott Piatkowski March 3
Scott Piatkowski
With just 19 seats in the House of Commons, Jack Layton's NDP is not really expected to set the government's agenda. But, that is exactly what the party (together with the Bloc Quebecois) has done on
Duncan Cameron March 2
Duncan Cameron
Understanding interest rates is part of basic training in intellectual self-defence. Corporate propaganda has been very effective in shutting down discussion of what is, at heart, a social policy: ho
Thomas Walkom March 1
Prime Minister Paul Martin has done the right thing. By refusing to sign on politically to George W. Bush's missile defence scheme, he has opened himself up to charges of flip-floppery. But this time
Linda McQuaig February 28
It's now clear how the Bush administration sees things: Canadian sovereignty exists only at its pleasure. If we do what Washington wants, we retain our sovereignty. If we don't, all bets are off. Thi
Heather Mallick February 27
Why do authors, actors and even employee performances get reviewed while abominations like this thing titled &#147;February&#148; are simply endured? Yes, Ms. Editor, I would indeed like to review th
Rick Salutin February 25
Rick Salutin
Here's a dream I had this week. I am at the airport going to a conference on security in Texas. I am pulled out of line by security. It seems random. I am taken to a room where there's more security.
Jerry West February 25
Jerry West
So much good news is coming out of the B.C. government in Victoria these days one can barely comprehend it all. The election season has started and Gordon Campbell's Liberals are throwing the taxpay
Scott Piatkowski February 24
Scott Piatkowski
Now that the National Hockey League season is officially cancelled, how will Canadians live without hockey? The simple answer is that we don't have to. Thousands of games are still going to be playe
Thomas Walkom February 22
Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan says Canada's anti-terror laws are good as is. She says they require only fine tuning. She is wrong. In fact, Canada's post 9/11 anti-terror measures are a mishm
Linda McQuaig February 21
When it comes to meeting our Kyoto targets, Paul Martin's resolve has all the firmness of ice cream left too long in the sun. Yet Martin's resolve couldn't be firmer when it comes to meeting his gove
Heather Mallick February 20
First-generation immigrants to Canada can be pretty much counted on to vote Liberal. They may get injections at the border or be given Little Liberal Pills, I don't know, but they sense that Liberals
Rick Salutin February 18
Rick Salutin
Arthur Miller was a leftist, his views formed in the 1930s, when those traditionally in power had discredited themselves by letting the economy rot while fascism rose. &#147;For the first time,&#148;
Scott Piatkowski February 17
Scott Piatkowski
&#147;Many of the so-called 'new solutions' being proposed for health care &#151; pay-as-you-go, user and facility fees, fast-track treatment for the lucky few, and wait-lists for everyone else &#151
Duncan Cameron February 17
Duncan Cameron
Claude Lamoureux, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, won the prize this week for the clearest, briefest, explanation of what makes the corporate world sick,
Naomi Klein February 15
Naomi Klein
Iraq's elections were delayed time and time again, while the occupation and resistance grew ever more deadly. Now it seems that two years of bloodshed, bribery and backroom arm-twisting were leading
Thomas Walkom February 15
Omar Khadr has a Toronto public library card. He likes chocolate. Like many Canadian teenagers, he can't spell very well. He is lonely. &#147;Don't forgat me,&#148; he wrote his family in one letter.
Linda McQuaig February 14
By now, most people acknowledge the dangers of global warming and the need for the sort of collective action set out in the Kyoto accords. But some powerful corporations still hope to head off any su
Heather Mallick February 13
We are so carefree about our freedoms in Canada, even as our three levels of government follow the lead of the mad American government and drill into our privacy, gather data on us and spirit our cit