It's not always easy, in extreme situations, to find the right words.
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.
Reflections on Trump's Europe tour, nationalism, and the President's case of whataboutism.
Right-wing populism is not isolated south of the border. There's a rhetorical family resemblance between Ford and Trump that spells danger for Canada.
The U.S. separation of immigration children from their families is symptomatic of global failure to safeguard children's rights.
The sex ed curriculum will be an overt omen, but there's a bigger picture. Ford's staff has a reputation for undermining the public education system with tax breaks and standardized tests.
This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
Philip Roth, an American novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died at age 85 last week.
The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.
This must have been a week of cognitive dissonance for Trudeau. He apologized emotionally for Canada's turning away of Holocaust refugees, while slamming the door Nigerian asylum seekers from the U.S.
What I like about the blender model is it still leaves room for change and for wide swings between options, versus being stuck in a static politics of us versus them.