I already feel nostalgic for the Rob Ford era in Toronto politics. It was a missed opportunity. A teachable moment that existed too briefly.
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.
It seems to me the Americans discovered, or blundered onto, a new diplomatic strategy. It was this: Agree with everything Israel says, then do exactly what you want anyway.
Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven is now at the McMichael art gallery near Toronto, after what we're told was a successful European tour.
Obama couldn't have done it without Romney. But he couldn't have done it without Occupy Wall Street, either. In fact he needed Occupy Wall Street first, in order to make full, effective use of Romney.
It's true universities have expanded democratically in the past 50 years and become "mass" institutions -- usually said with a sneer in the current debate. But what's wrong with that?
I keep hearing people ask about the Globe and Mail. Their questions are like: What's with the Globe? Who does it think it is? What's it trying to be?
You could build economic structures on hockey fan passions, confident that they won't easily ebb away. Why not? Because feeling part of larger things is at our core.
Sarah Polley's new documentary isn't a story, though it's about stories, as its title says, which are forged from the material of life.
What an odd moment Barack Obama's collapse in Wednesday's TV debate was, much like Robert Redford's in The Candidate. We all have go-to cultural images and that's one of mine.
What's with Stephen Harper's anglophilia -- lavish royal visits, restoring "royal" to the navy and air force -- and now Canada-U.K. embassy mergers?