Scott Piatkowski July 25
Scott Piatkowski
Flush. RRSPs and private pension plans are taking the biggest hit as stocks spiral down the toilet, and the hand on the toilet handle is good old-fashioned corporate greed (something we didn't mind a
Murray Dobbin July 25
Feel Good Corporate Takeover. If Canadians actually buy the argument about C2P3s -- the front-group for some of the world's largest corporations -- providing better and cheaper public services, it wi
Jane Kansas July 24
Puppet Activism. While the children's show "Sesame Street" doesn't deal with how people get sick and die, its first HIV-positive Muppet character, soon to make its debut to children of South Africa,
Thomas Walkom July 23
While the Ontario public obsesses over recently fired Hydro One chief Eleanor Clitheroe, and her expense account fiddling, the real problems stem from Hydro One's fundamentally flawed electricity pol
Thomas Walkom July 21
Good old fashioned American way. Ontario's controversial new MRI and CT scan policy (Speerheaded by Ontario Health Minister Tony Clement), stating Ontarians may pay privately for these procedures out
Rick Salutin July 19
Toronto police have provisionally concluded that last Sunday's murder of David Rosenzweig was not a hate crime and so the media have pretty much decamped, since the story's essence for them was never
Linda McQuaig July 18
The old-boy, crony network continues to thrive as we witness how far things have moved from the days when governments were expected to protect something called the âeoepublic good.âe
Thomas Walkom July 16
Sounding a familliar bell. With anti-semitism as the Christian West's great shame (persisting for centuries) the senseless murder of David Rosenzweig in Toronto, early yesterday, unlocks everyone's f
Scott Piatkowski July 15
Scott Piatkowski
Who wants to play? In sheer numbers, as Canadian society is becoming less homogeneous, and the legacy of progressive immigration policies and multiculturalism is felt more profoundly, soccer is becom
Rick Salutin July 12
On Wall Street, in a speech about the recent cases of economic fraud and deception, President Bush felt a need to "reaffirm the basic principles and rules that make capitalism work." That sounds seri
Jerry West July 11
Jerry West
C'mon Georgie, Play fair. The good news is the International Criminal Court is up and running, the bad news is the United States has, under President George W. Bush, turned its back on international
Gil Courtemanche July 11
Party Emergency. Racing to stem the rising tide of the Action Democratique du Quebec, put the breaks on the right-leaning tendencies within his own Parti Québécois, and inject s
Linda McQuaig July 9
Behind Canada’s largest municipal strike in history, is the fact that Toronto is considering privatizing many of its services. But shouldn't recent disastrous corporate behaviour allow us to ret
Rachel Giese July 9
While Mayor Mel Lastman fumes over the garbage strike, CUPE 416 leader Brian Cochrane shows poise over the "job-for-life" issue.
Rick Salutin July 5
It is striking how many Torontonians seem resentful of the recent garbage strike. You hear it often: I don't have any job guarantees so why should they? - as if misery has a right to lots of company.
Linda McQuaig July 4
Cozy thoughts of trade, not aid. The party line in the west is, despite our generosity, people are dying over there in Africa. And what's needed is a little tough love on our part.
Jerry West July 4
Jerry West
Getting Colder. While the great adventure in Afghanistan rages on, American, Canadian and Afghani civilians continue to die. And it is obvious by now, that the war against terror, will not be won by
Lyle Stewart July 4
Strike three, I'm walking. I knew my status at the Montreal Gazette was strictly one of a progressive fig leaf (a tiny one at that). But I viewed it as a small way to bring editorial diversity to Mon
Gil Courtemanche July 2
Before the ashes from the Action Democratique eruption in the June 17th by-elections in Quebec had settled, a number of Parti Quebecois and Parti libéral du Québec leaders were
Murray Dobbin July 2
Clubhouse meeting souring. All the pomp and ceremony at last week's meeting in Kananaskis suggested serious democratic leaders grappling with stubborn problems. Except this gang -- more like a politi
Rick Salutin June 28
The entire world of international politics is filled with inconsistencies; it is pretty much equivalent to them. If people reacted to pronouncements by world leaders on world affairs the way they do
Thomas Walkom June 27
Not to be overlooked. No, there was no tear gas, no pitched battles with police, no broken windows. There was, however, a clear and strong solidarity between organized labour and the social action gr
Thomas Walkom June 26
It's pretty much business as usual in the ongoing struggle over globalization in Calgary, Alberta. And protesters seem as dedicated in their work as the summiteers -- and perhaps even more confident.
Linda McQuaig June 26
Media owner omnipotence is a time-honoured tradition in journalism, and newspapers reserve the right to throw out editorials at their leisure. So what's different about the Aspers and Russell Mills?
Rachel Giese June 25
Canada's a big country, with lots of room for a diversity in religious beliefs, ideas, opinions, and ways of living. Still, there are limits on the religious freedoms protected by the Charter and the
Murray Dobbin June 24
Full of never-ending surprises. From his misleading election campaign promises to his continued blatant, breathtaking lies to the province, British Columbia Premier, Gordon Campbell's double speak is
Rick Salutin June 21
Yesterday, we learned that Toronto's new opera house will be named after Four Seasons hotels, in genuflection to a twenty-million dollar tax write-off. "It's not just about philanthropy," said the co
Linda McQuaig June 19
Africa has left the stadium. African poverty is in the spotlight this month. With the latest showcasing of concern coming from rock stars, to shifty politicians, to the upcoming G8 for Africa, one co
Thomas Walkom June 18
Beyond Oil and Back. The T-word spelled out. American prez, George W. Bush's war on terrorism is about more than noble entrepreneurial spirit -- although Americans are notoriously noble (grin) -- it
Murray Dobbin June 17
Best suited for this job? Why is Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper interested in leading a country (Canada) he obviously can't stomach? And is contempt a great leadership strategy?