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SPECIAL: A Letter From Rory Leishman: a critic apologizes to him

Editor’s note:  This is the latest in an ongoing saga involving Rory Leishman, whose column has been featured here at PTBC since 2006, and the decision of the London Free Press to censor the...

Media neglect sources of homegrown Islamist extremism

Following the arrest of three more Canadian citizens on terrorism charges last month, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews warned:

Shameful neglect of the mentally ill

We Canadians like to think of ourselves as an especially compassionate people, but you would never know it from the way so many of our fellow Canadians with a severe mental illness have been...

A case study in poverty and corruption

Over the past 30 years, Angola has developed into one of the world’s major oil producers, yet it still ranks among the world’s most impoverished countries. What has gone wrong? Paul Collier has addressed this...

Canada’s real poverty problem

The Conference Board of Canada ranks Canada’s record on poverty as “among the worst of developed countries – and slipping.” That’s appalling, if true. But is it true? Citing the low-income measure (LIM) of poverty...

Dutch show the way on immigration

In an epochal parliamentary election last week in The Netherlands, Geert Wilders led his recently formed, anti-Islamist Freedom Party (PVV) to a significant breakthrough that could have reverberations throughout Western Europe. Wilders’ party came in...

Thatcher was right on the euro

As a strategic political leader, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was often right – never more so than in her prediction 20 years ago that adoption of the euro would lead to a...

Perverse sex education

Sensible parents of school-age children in Ontario won a significant victory last week by rising up en masse and persuading Premier Dalton McGuinty that his government’s ill-conceived new curriculum guidelines on sexual education in...

Urgent need for immigration reforms

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has moved quickly and effectively to improve Canada’s grossly inept refugee system. However, there remain several other fundamental reforms to Canada’s lax immigration procedures that are urgently required to safeguard...

The scandal of clerical sexual abuse

While Pope Benedict XVI is not without fault in his dealings with the sex-abuse crisis afflicting the worldwide Catholic Church, his shrillest critics in the media are not offering any legitimate criticism or constructive...

A rare display of political courage

In a rare display of political courage, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown defied public opinion in Britain, by reiterating his firm opposition to the legalization of euthanasia. In England, as in Canada, the law now...

The wages of fiscal irresponsibility

According to the latest governmental estimates, Canada is heading toward a record federal budget deficit of close to $59.9 billion. That’s disturbing, yet Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has good reason to insist: “This country...

Judicial activists overturn narcotics policy

In a two-to-one ruling on January 15, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that Parliament has no constitutional authority to prohibit drug addicts from injecting themselves with illegal drugs in a public health...

The central moral issue of our time

George Gilder persuasively argues in his latest book The Israel Test that the central issue of our time is not any clash of civilizations or dispute over environmentalism, but a more fundamental moral divide....

The best novel for atheists and Christians

Is there still any reason to worship God at Christmas? Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens think not. In their view, Darwinian science has done away with any rational basis for belief in God, let alone...