In elections, like in sports, you're pulling for your team, not just in the sense of party or leader, but in the sense of humanity, and its long-term potential for progress.
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.
The parade of Conservative attack dogs has been long and luminous. These guys were recruited to play a role and you don't say No to the boss. But what role and why?
First it was personal debt. Then public debt too became demonized: balanced budgets and hatred of deficits became items of faith. The development of our deficit hysteria has a long history.
Give this to Donald Trump: he helps us picture how the anti-democratic, right-wing, personality-driven movements of the 1930s came to power.
Does Justin Trudeau have it right? It's elementary: either people serve the economy or the economy serves people -- and you can find the answer in your heart.
Canada's greatest columnist wasn't Canadian. He was Ray Guy and he was a Newfoundlander.
How could objective "scientists" happily verify that waterboarding isn't torture? They aren't just social observers, they're social agents, with their own motives that deserve careful research.
The new approach to election debates strips off the national component and boutiques the process, bringing us one step closer to the neoliberalization of Canada's electoral process.
This election, for two-thirds of Canadians, shouldn't have to be about a choice between two flawed opposition parties who don't differ on much. It should be a choice between Harper and not-Harper.
There's nothing illegal about propagandizing for the status quo, as The Cosby Show did, but it may have done serious damage anyway, like its star's sexual behaviour.