Tom Walkom August 28
Critics complain that Jean Chrétien heads a do-nothing government. They have it wrong. Chrétien's genius is that he appears to do nothing even as his government oversees a signi
Parker Barss Donham August 26
If Nova Scotia governments of the last century had followed one phone company's logic in providing electrical service, vast stretches of the province might still be without power.
Dalton Camp August 26
What this country needs is not a finance minister who wants to keep up with the Bushes, but someone who wants to keep up with this country's unique and special promise.
Rick Salutin August 24
Rick Salutin
If the world we live in made a serious attempt to correct social injustice and increase equality, then the angry claims of the poorest groups would likely diminish.
Rachel Giese August 23
Ironically, it appears that the more comprehensive, explicit and holistic the sex ed message, the more likely that teenagers will be cautious in their sexual choices.
Parker Barss Donham August 22
At the defunct Sydney Steel plant, the accident-free record at the steelmaking shop - where the multi-million-dollar electric arc furnace lies cold and still - is obscured by a plastic poster taped o
Dalton Camp August 22
Perhaps one should not trust anyone with a television licence. That would include - I regret to admit - the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC should never be so hard up as to be used as a sh
Alejandro Bustos August 21
Why did the CIA give Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru's former head of intelligence, a reported $1-million a year to fight drugs after receiving reports of his links to Colombian narcotraffickers?
Murray Dobbin August 21
The province's new Minister of Energy and Mines, Richard Neufeld, Neufeld told his audience that wonderful things could be achieved when the centre and right got together to defeat the NDP. There we
Tom Walkom August 21
Many conservatives, including some who stayed with the Alliance, now think the party has become an impediment to what they really want, which is to recreate an electable, right-wing alternative to th
Parker Barss Donham August 19
The partisan compendium of public relations puffery released last week by Nova Scotia's provincial government is so transparently self-serving as to fool no one.
Dalton Camp August 19
Preston Manning's "blueprint" to unite the right exposes the essentially fictive nature of the ad hoc assembly of designated Tories and members of the Alliance Dozen Dissenters at Mont-Tremblant. For
Rick Salutin August 17
Rick Salutin
TV guy Moses Znaimer was hell to try to draw into discussion, like an embodiment of his commitment to the visual. The audience grew fascinated with whether he'd speak at all. Eventually, Moses lighte
Rachel Giese August 16
By 2025, researchers predict, one in three people will not have access to sufficient water. If we needed any more convincing to quickly and radically alter our ways to save the planet, this ought to
Parker Barss Donham August 15
A cabinet led by small-town conservatives saw strikes as anathema. Again and again, Premier John Hamm declared that his government could not permit a strike in the health-care system. That position p
Dalton Camp August 15
It has long been my view that the soft underbelly of the American superpower is not its stealth technology or its missile inventory, but the movies. The nexus of American hegemony is Hollywood.
Linda McQuaig August 14
It's a little disingenuous for those pushing economic integration with the United States to claim they're bucking the status quo; it would be like Britney Spears claiming she's bucking the status quo
Tom Walkom August 14
I confess that I don't understand why everyone gets so miffed with the Americans. Surely, Washington is doing what a national government is supposed to do - protect its own economic interests. Maybe
Alejandro Bustos August 14
Part one of a three-part series on the relationship between international drug dealers and western governments. This week - some of the links between the West and the narcotics trade.
Dalton Camp August 12
The longer the Liberals remain in office, the longer they remain in office. The Prime Minister's approval ratings continue to confound the editorial boards of the national daily newspapers. Each time
Tom Walkom August 12
Most countries are happy to denounce what they call the racism of their enemies. But few are willing to accept even a soupçon of criticism about their own domestic practices.
Parker Barss Donham August 12
A company wants to build wind turbines in Nova Scotia. Many critics of the plan consider themselves to be strong supporters of green power. Yet the rising controversy over the location of the turbine
Rick Salutin August 10
Rick Salutin
The dominant system preaches individualism but actually grinds most individuals into poverty or pre-occupation with survival, destroying the chance for their individuality to thrive. Anarchism declin
Rachel Giese August 9
In light of Seattle, Quebec city and Genoa, what ensued in Vancouver - the arrests, the pepper spray, the strip searches - all so shocking then, now just looks like a dress rehearsal for the continue
Dalton Camp August 8
The Progressive Conservative party is not about to amend its constitution in order to incorporate the leftovers from another failed regional party out of Alberta. If we have learned anything from all
Alejandro Bustos August 7
Despite Ottawa's recent decision to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Canada is still well behind several European countries when it comes to reforming its drug laws.
Michele Landsberg August 5
Eddie, a worried-looking six year old with seven brothers at home ("Our baby is just small, 4 months old," he told me earnestly) played with a dragon hand puppet as he waited for his mother to finish
Dalton Camp August 5
God only knows where the Tories are on the tangle of issues relating to globalization and its counterconcern, continentalism. A designated group representing the full caucus is meeting this week over
Michele Landsberg August 4
Anthony's fate, if he is deported to Jamaica, is surely death. The one old, over-crowded, mental hospital in Jamaica is squalid beyond description. Lethal police brutality against the homeless mental
Rick Salutin August 3
Rick Salutin
For anyone who idealizes the judicial process, I'd prescribe a half-day in court once a year. The lawyers are out to win for their clients, not find the truth; the judges are susceptible to flattery

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