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
Judy Rebick August 2
Judy Rebick
What about the danger that our own police forces see events in Italy as permission to up their level of brutality? This is a much greater danger to democracy than a couple of hundred hooded protester
Rachel Giese August 2
To outsiders, Canada - with its racial diversity, human rights bodies, democratic government and (slowly eroding) socialized medicine - can look like a paradise. The United Nations has even designate
Dalton Camp August 1
There has been a good deal of hand-wringing over the violence attending the most recent meetings of the Great Eight, the worst of it brought on, according to the Prime Minister, by anarchists.
Alejandro Bustos July 31
If George W. Bush were poor, black and grew up in south central Los Angeles, his past drug use could very well have landed him in jail. But as a son of the ruling class - his father was also U.S. pre
Linda McQuaig July 30
The disruption and disorder of the last few years that have so scandalized Western opinion are, in the grand scheme of things, mild compared to the disruption and disorder in the lives of more than a
Parker Barss Donham July 29
Cheerful dismissal of dismal data is something of a pattern with the Nova Scotia Department of Health, whose officials sometimes sound like Reverso World versions of the little boy who cried wolf. Th
Michele Landsberg July 29
What the Tories' half-assed, herky-jerky system guarantees is that there can be no truly effective anti-smoking campaign in this benighted smog-swamp of a province.
Dalton Camp July 29
Non-news has become a feature of modern journalism. Most of it is found in the newspapers that apparently have room for non-news or for opinion disguised as news or for news that would go unwritten u
Michele Landsberg July 28
In Calgary, Women for Women Afghanistan has printed a brisk eight-page tabloid-style bulletin with information about current projects and campaigns, with pictures, news stories and many useful addres
Rick Salutin July 27
Rick Salutin
We owe people like Antonio Davis, who remind us that education is about things beyond acquiring marketable skills, and that these include a sense of national identity.
Rachel Giese July 26
The cringing, hangdog attitude that we and so much of the rest of the world assume in the face of U.S. bullying has to end. It may be the only global superpower, but it isn't more powerful than the r
Dalton Camp July 25
Seeing the great neighbour standing alone is a novel vision in a world of growing collegiality and where communication is both pervasive and instant. Growing alone and apart, America seems to be incr
Parker Barss Donham July 25
Not being able to shop on Sunday is a damned nuisance. The restriction is, as the government's senior advisors pointed out, an artefact of antique notions about the government's role in promoting rel
Murray Dobbin July 23
Almost the first act by B.C.'s new provincial government suggests that its policies are virtually identical to the Ontario Tories. The Liberals' huge tax cuts are amongst the largest in Canadian hist
Parker Barss Donham July 22
A provocative news report about Nova Scotia's Tar Ponds and double standards in health didn't give readers all of the facts.
Dalton Camp July 22
The poor young thing that became the Alliance wasted much of its breath in an attempt to encourage Canadians to abandon their entrenched, ingrained Liberalism. The results of its exertions are clearl
Michele Landsberg July 22
Nurses are working at multiple jobs and collapsing under the stress.
Michele Landsberg July 21
The story of the Famous Five, sparkling with humour, passion, outrage and victory, will go down as refreshingly as a frosty drink at the Hot Music Festival this Thursday, when The Ginger Group premie
Rick Salutin July 20
Rick Salutin
Politics is now about ideas and theories on markets, free trade, liberating individual initiative from the burden of government. Economics, basically. Yet Mike Harris ends up having sent the people o
Rachel Giese July 19
The accelerated pace of globalization and its inherent injustice is as good a place as any to begin to lay the blame for hyper consumerism. Wealthy nations are greedier than ever and increasingly dep
Parker Barss Donham July 18
We're not really talking about a tree or a bunch of trees vs. a dead motorist. We're talking about a theoretical incremental increase in the chance of an accident based on marginal conformity or nonc
Dalton Camp July 18
What seems perfectly clear about these milling members of Midwest manic-depressives is that they never were a party and will unlikely ever become one.
Dalton Camp July 15
Like Stockwell Day, "The Chief" was born with a conspiracy detector planted behind his ears. He heard the voices of his detractors - elitists, most of them, enemies of the people. In the employ of Li
Parker Barss Donham July 15
At this point, the popular notion that the coke ovens and the tar ponds are affecting public health in Cape Breton is nothing more than a theory. Documents obtained under the Access to Inanity Act sh