Linda McQuaig April 23
What's new about the trade deals today isn't that they promote trade. What's new is that they promote trade (and investment) - at the expense of everything else.
Parker Barss Donham April 23
A handful of police reinforcements arrived and fired tear gas, firmly implanting the idea of leaving in the protesters' minds. But the gas soon dissipated and the protesters returned.
Rick Salutin April 20
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.
Murray Dobbin April 19
Free trade proponents ask the rhetorical question: Whom do these demonstrators represent? The answer may just be the 90 per cent of Canadians who think its time these negotiations were opened up to p
Parker Barss Donham April 18
There's no reason to expect mainstream media to cover this weekend's protest and any ensuing police violence more accurately than they did in Seattle.
Parker Barss Donham April 14
As it stands, Nova Scotia's bill to regulate lobbyists will require more from nonprofits than it does from business. Here's how.
Rick Salutin April 13
The current debate about hockey's dapper host and his alleged favouritism isn't about the game and it isn't about bias. It's about the human condition.
Judy Rebick April 13
Judy Rebick
Those commentators who are concerned that the media focus is too much on police repression and not enough on the actual issues raised by the trade agreements should relax. Democracy is the issue and
Linda McQuaig April 9
Under the guise of a trade deal, we've created stronger international rights for corporations to be free from constraints on their profit-making than for humans to be free from beatings, execution an
Murray Dobbin April 2
The security buildup for the Quebec Summit is not a case of the police getting out of control. The problem is precisely that they are in control.