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“Le Petit Green Machine” stumbling

Stephane Dion is making it impossible for Stephen Harper to keep the Tory guns holstered. The politics of the man who I think of as “Le Petit Green Machine” is baffling all the...

A sour note on CanCon music regs

Do you know anybody whose CD collection is 50% Canadian? Does anyone really believe that the Americans are “invading” Canadian minds and threatening our culture? Can you really call someone a home invader, when...

Liberals are now officially ‘scary’

“There’s actually no plan for early learning and child-care spaces. So it’s a good job they’re putting more money for prisons in the budget, because we’re going to need them if we don’t get...

Mr. Harper throws a hot tub party

Twenty-eight tax cuts. That headline following the Harper government’s maiden budget is the one this small-c conservative will never forget. There were so many positive billboards dotting the journalistic landscape on Wednesday, one would...

Stephen can’t match the big tuna

Stephen Harper may some day look like a pillar of self-confidence. Right now he is more boy than man. Yes, I am being brutally honest, albeit unfair. Although he adores control, he is not...

Confessions of a crybaby boomer

Hey baby boomer! Follow me into the confessional. I am not discriminating here. You don’t have to be Roman Catholic. This is a column, not a church. Forgive me Father for I have sinned....

Mayor’s critics just a wee bit fluffy

It is the Easter weekend, and who doesn’t have bunny on the brain? Ever since I can remember, Easter has always represented to me great big chocolate bunnies which looked delicious in the store...

What a friend we have in Judas

I can deal with a Liberal leadership contest without Belinda Stronach. I can tolerate Bush protecting his backside by shovelling state secrets out the front door. I am OK with Alberta Tories junking Ralph...

Few tears for faraway death

So you think you are well informed? Have you heard the story about Baby Tommaso? Kidnappings just don’t make the kind of headlines they used to. It’s one thing if it is one of...

Let the Kiwis keep our hostage

On a week in which Pte. Robert Costall died fighting the good fight in Afghanistan, I feel like a moral leper writing about a couple of granola-munching, rhetorical rock-throwing slugs. It seems massively unjust...

Hostage only selectively naive

“I need to get reacquainted with my partner Dan.” - Jim Loney, freed Christian Peacemaker Team member, March 27. The Christian Peacemaker Team members have been called misguided and naive. But it’s clear from...

Gratitude comes as afterthought

It must be something about the words Christian and pacifist. Both tend to make us think of other words like generous and kind. But what happens when we examine the words of the Christian...

Demand some decency, Mr. Harper

Charles, I’m incredibly proud. For the first time in more years than I can remember it felt as though Canada was a world player. Our men and women are making a difference over in...

Bob Rae, far right’s secret weapon

Some Conservatives are licking their chops, hoping Paul Martin’s successor turns out to be a failed former premier of Ontario. Eddie Goldenberg, considered by many to be Jean Chretien’s brain, has been telling a...

Harper AWOL on Afghan mission

While watching CTV News on Thursday night, I got very angry. They reported a poll telling us that a significant majority of the Canadian citizenry is against the mission that our Canadian Forces have...