Dalton Camp October 14
A private television station or network can endure just about anything in the course of giving public offence - foul language, mindless violence, soft porn and the ministries of pandering preachers,
Michele Landsberg October 14
If you were deceived by the uproar against Sunera Thobani in the conservative press, don't feel embarrassed. As cynical as I usually am about the shenanigans of conservative commentators, I, too, was
Parker Barss Donham October 14
Like the estimated deaths of 500,000 Iraqi women and children attributed to the U.S.-led sanctions against their country, the bombing of Afghanistan may contribute to a human calamity that will nurtu
Michele Landsberg October 13
You could, if you were an Ontario Tory supporter, say it was proof of the government's good intentions all along. The more cynical might say that the Tories have finally heard the hollow echo booming
Rick Salutin October 12
Rick Salutin
A shining example of a compassionate response, in my view, came from an American couple who lost a son in the World Trade Center and were asked if they favoured mass bombing in retaliation. They said
Rachel Giese October 11
"Are you a terrorist?" The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations has recently defined terrorism as including "left-wing groups (that) generally profess a revolutionary socialist doctrine and view the
Parker Barss Donham October 10
Health planners constantly stress the need to move away from illness care toward disease prevention and the promotion of healthy habits. Since research implicates smoking in so many diseases, it's an
Dalton Camp October 10
Now that we are at war, I hope we find a positive helpful role. I would rather our forces in this war fed people than shot people. Indeed, there will likely be hundreds of thousands of women and chil
Tom Walkom October 9
Who would replace the Taliban? Would this replacement have any legitimacy with Afghanistan's mutually suspicious ethnic groups? How would the U.S. prevent another Taliban - or another Osama bin Laden
Linda McQuaig October 8
I fear that in the new era of political correctness, the ban on criticizing the United States will extend well beyond refusing to examine U.S. policies in the Middle East. I'll continue anyway, on th
Michele Landsberg October 7
It's not long since the United Nations Security Council itself insisted that wherever there are peace talks, the women of those countries should be participants. Burundi and the Democratic Republic o
Tom Walkom October 7
The history of the key players in Afghanistan's Northern Alliance suggests they may prove difficult allies in the U.S.-led war against terror.
Parker Barss Donham October 7
Nova Scotia's government appeal has cost taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars, delayed all manner of legislative and administrative reforms and, most seriously, forestalled or thwarted individ
Dalton Camp October 7
This "war unlike any other" is truly novel. The greatest difference is the absence of a recognizable enemy without any national identity or familiar weaponry. And while the President of the Unites St
Michele Landsberg October 6
Whether you were elated or appalled last week when the Supreme Court decided that sole custody of 4-year-old Elijah Van de Perre, a mixed-race child, should go to his white mother - you're probably b
Rachel Giese October 5
The U.S. has come down with a virulent case of patriotism. That was expected, even necessary. The problem is that, in times of conflict, when the nation has been at its most patriotic, it's also at i
Rick Salutin October 5
Rick Salutin
If truth is the first casualty in war, I guess we can now say humour is the second. Many of us tend to associate funny with smart and, on that basis, I nominate as the third casualty thought itself,
Judy Rebick October 5
Judy Rebick
The contrast between the conference audience's reaction to Sunera Thobani's speech and that of the media and politicians afterward is sobering. In his war speech, President George W. Bush said, "You
Parker Barss Donham October 4
To judge from the public opinion polls, it was, as usual, Chretien who correctly read the mood of the Canadian public. The public shares the universal revulsion at the terrorist attacks, but doesn't
Naomi Klein October 4
Naomi Klein
What do new trade deals have to do with fighting terrorism? Well, the terrorists, we are told again and again, hate America precisely because they hate consumerism: McDonald's and Nike and capitalism
Judy Rebick October 3
Judy Rebick
There are a lot of reasons why many of our most talented women leaders choose to work outside of electoral politics. And today, it is difficult to even get the issue of women's representation onto th
Alejandro Bustos October 3
With an impending armed assault on Afghanistan, there is fear that drug barons will cut their losses and flood Europe with cheap heroin and opium.
Dalton Camp October 3
Obviously, times change and are never precisely the same. The past, however, has been a learning experience in our Canadian struggle to build our own society, one that reflects our values, as we crea
Tom Walkom October 2
Maybe this is the big one. Maybe, September 11 will enter the economic history textbooks as the 2001 equivalent of October 29, 1929, the day the New York stock market crashed ushering in the Depressi
Parker Barss Donham September 30
Until recently, neither Ottawa nor the province had shown much interest in port development, insisting their respective piers would be sold to the highest bidders. The imminent collapse of the Truro-
Michele Landsberg September 30
Instead of pouring billions into weaponry - fatally choosing, say, to arm the so-called Northern Alliance, who are just another version of the Taliban - why not channel the money into massive aid and
Dalton Camp September 30
This is not a war of nations, but a search and seizure mission against a gang of criminals. The first defence against these people is security. We can more easily make the world safer than we can kil
Tom Walkom September 29
From today's vantage point, any suggestion that the U.S. might regard the Taliban at all favourably seems inconceivable. But analysts say it was all part of America's confused and confusing policy to
Michele Landsberg September 29
Some commentators have saluted Mr. Dress-Up, in his passing, as a symbol of a gentler time. I don't agree. Small children have not changed. If parents demanded and supported programming this good, to
Rick Salutin September 28
Rick Salutin
The Bush administration seems to have concluded that anything like a real war would do more harm than good, so they'll proceed with caution while also addressing what has been called - problematicall