Let's be clear regarding this week's parliamentary vote on genocide. It was about what to call what's happening in China, not what to do about it.
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Toronto Star.
Ted Lasso was a fictional U.S. coach signed to "manage" an English team without knowing it was a totally different sport. Now he has a series on Apple TV. What's his secret?
What's more "embarrassing," the fact that Canada is buying vaccines through a program run by the WHO to supply vaccines to poor nations, or the sanctimony of Canadians who are "shocked" to hear it?
QAnon material reflects the decayed, diminished state of a once proud public education system that often fails to teach how to think and imagine fruitfully.
Athlete and doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif displays a sense of duty rooted in community solidarity. Perhaps he could spare a few moments to gracefully fill the duties of our head of state.
There was much media rhapsodizing about a post-inaugural unity between three U.S. ex-presidents from opposing parties. The trouble is, there's never been a lack of unity among U.S. elites.
Doug Ford and his government have given up on doing anything to deal with COVID-19, and are waiting for the vaccines to enact what the government won't.
The storming of the U.S. Capitol was, for shock and symbolic value, a homegrown version of 9/11. Except it was U.S. terrorists directed by their president, defecating on their own national symbols.
A global pandemic isn't the best circumstance for invoking libertarian individualism and the all-purpose value of the private sector.
Like former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Ontario Premier Doug Ford attacks the so-called "nanny state" while embodying it in word and action.