June Chua March 22
Playwright George Chiang's new book tells the story of Chen Sing, a teenage boy who ventures to Canada's West to build the transcontinental railway through the Rockies.
Lois Ross March 21
In the lead-up to this week's federal budget, the Centre for Policy Alternatives has published an important document chronicling what has been happening to land in one Prairie province.
Duncan Cameron March 21
Duncan Cameron
The current federal budget process is a textbook example of the propaganda model. On budget day, a nonsense detector comes in handy. Here is Duncan Cameron's.
Rick Salutin March 17
Rick Salutin
A new model for funding journalism could hardly be odder than the match between journalism with its solemn civic duties on one hand and profit-driven ads on the other.
Linda McQuaig March 16
Whenever Americans start tinkering with their deeply dysfunctional health-care system, we feel the reverberations up here, as right-wing commentators seek to denigrate our system of health care.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 16
U.S. President Trump should fully fund food shipments -- not arms shipments -- and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.
Murray Dobbin March 16
The Liberal government of Christy Clark is not so much a government as it is an anti-government: contemptuous of both the public good and of the citizens it is supposed to be governing for.
Wayne MacPhail March 15
Wayne MacPhail
How gadget paranoid do we need to be given last week's Wikileaks dump about how the CIA is spying on us via our smartphones and TV sets?
Duncan Cameron March 14
Duncan Cameron
France awaits the results of judicial enquiries launched against the Republican candidate and the Front National candidate, not just the first round of voting for a new president.
Rick Salutin March 10
Rick Salutin
In hard times populism, which basically embodies the comprehensible anger of the majority, stands ready, but requires an outlet.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 9
Donald Trump is doing damage, daily, to pillars of progressive achievement. But the resistance is growing, offering hope in a time of darkness.
Duncan Cameron March 7
Duncan Cameron
Democratic socialist economist Kenneth Arrow passed away recently. His ideas could set the path for a popular alternative that doesn't include Donald Trump.
Rick Salutin March 3
Rick Salutin
Motion M-103, the mild declaration (nothing more, no legal force at all) of concern for the rights and especially safety of Muslims in Canada, is the PC controversy writ small.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 2
Ola Ojewumi has words of inspiration for those in the grassroots working to oppose Donald Trump's politics of division.
Murray Dobbin March 2
When it comes to Canada's policy towards Israel, the Trudeau government is several country miles from reflecting Canadian values. That is the clear conclusion of a recent EKOS poll.
Wayne MacPhail March 1
Wayne MacPhail
Mark Zuckerberg says it's time for Facebook to eschew the current zeitgeist of nationalism, and become a tool for uniting global communities. Say what?
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update March 1
David Christopher
What's happening to our data on its journey around the Internet has deeply concerning privacy implications for all of us. Now a new educational platform is raising awareness of these issues.
Duncan Cameron February 28
Duncan Cameron
As the curtain goes up for the 2017 NDP leadership contest, the party needs to bring a distinct approach to what matters to Canadians.
Julie Devaney February 27
Julie Devaney
It's easy to laugh off the absurdity of Trump and his supporters' sentiments about the Canadian health-care system. But their ridiculousness doesn't make their impact any less dangerous.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 25
Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in a Nazi concentration camp. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its travel ban?
Rick Salutin February 24
Rick Salutin
Like all great labour leaders, Bob White felt it wasn't just about getting more stuff for his members; it was about addressing the social roots of inequality and ugliness.
Matthew Behrens February 24
The Trudeau government suffers from an acute case of cognitive dissonance, either failing to see (or cynically not caring about) the yawning gap between its lofty rhetoric and its actual policies.
Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono February 23
Ontario municipalities have newly expanded powers to implement "inclusionary zoning." What will these changes mean for new affordable housing in the province?
Lois Ross February 21
There are many layers to farming, but there are plenty of farmers who know what is required. And they have been trying to get the message across for a long time. Will the federal government get it?
Duncan Cameron February 21
Duncan Cameron
Team Trudeau have decided they have less to fear from the NDP profiting from the Liberal shift to the right, than from disgruntled Ontario Tories getting out in big numbers to vote against them.
Murray Dobbin February 17
Pro-Israeli government policy is built on a foundation of untested assumptions about Canadian attitudes. A new EKOS poll reveals this to be convenient but quite false.
Retiree Matters, Doug Macpherson February 17
Doug Macpherson
While changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) recently adopted by the current federal Liberal government offer some improvement, they do not go far enough.
Rick Salutin February 17
Rick Salutin
Smartness has subtly insinuated itself everywhere -- except, apparently, among voters. Smart won't ever replace fair; that's just stupid.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 16
The engine driving both the ouster of Andrew Puzder and Michael Flynn are movements of thousands upon thousands of people across the U.S., saying "no" to hate, bigotry and injustice.
Linda McQuaig February 16
While Trudeau's persona of a progressive internationalist has won him kudos at home and abroad, his staunch support for Israel at the UN has left Canada significantly offside with public opinion.