<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 — parallel lines never intersect, the f
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.
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
<p> This election is like a snapshot of Canadian political culture. Snap it fast. </p>
Let me be clear. I was totally engaged by the U.S. election until it began. The runup — the primary season — was gripping, e
Personally, I think Stephen Harper is calling an election now to get out from under the arts funding cloud — all the protests aga