Rick Salutin

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.

Apr 20, 2001

Just Don't Have Fun in Quebec

The worst thing Chrétien can say about the protesters is that they are going to Quebec to have a good time - as if enjoying yourself while doing something significant is unthinkable.
Sep 26, 2008

In praise of weak leadership

<i>Maclean's</i> began its issue on "The Leaders" with: "That every federal election is about leadership is axiomatic." Well, axioms are worth challenging &#151; parallel lines never intersect, the f
Sep 19, 2008

The piano man and the economic crisis

This week, I toured the rebuilt, expanded Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor Street in Toronto, between the new museum and the new Varsity Stadium. It's bright and busy, it hums (trills, rumbles, e
Sep 12, 2008

Vote for Canada's election

Let me be clear. I was totally engaged by the U.S. election until it began. The runup &#151; the primary season &#151; was gripping, e
Sep 5, 2008

The arts funding cloud

Personally, I think Stephen Harper is calling an election now to get out from under the arts funding cloud &#151; all the protests aga


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