Supreme Court not the place for Wal-Mart, union debate

Sam Walton is the epitome of the American success story. Over his lifetime, the legendary founder of Wal-Mart transformed one small dime store in...

Using kids as ‘Climate Cops’ has an Orwellian feel

One of Britain’s largest power companies has taken it upon itself to free English schoolchildren from the boredom of summer vacation by enlisting them...

Meltdown of nuclear medicine industry a potential health crisis

On Monday, the Talisman Group released its long-awaited review of last December’s shutdown of the NRU nuclear reactor at Chalk River. Appropriately, it was called...

Abstinence, faithfulness better against AIDS than condoms

The problem of Africa was a major theme of discussion at this week’s G-8 summit in Japan. The solution — as it inevitably is...

Women who have abortions face numerous health issues

Our nation’s highest civilian honour has been bestowed upon Dr. Henry Morgentaler, thereby granting him official recognition for his contributions to health care and...

Canada was a choice, not an accident

Terry Fox. Wayne Gretzky. Universal health care. Hockey, the beaver and the loonie. Toss in the Calgary Stampede and maple syrup, and you’re well...

When it comes to healing, words not enough

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood before the House of Commons this week to offer a formal apology to Canada’s natives for “a sad chapter...

Nuclear sector an explosive mess

You know there’s trouble afoot when a world leader in nuclear technology declares that its two new state-of-the-art reactors are obsolete duds, before the...

Canada’s cultural fence needs some major repair

Sometimes the biggest changes come about through the smallest shifts. As was evidenced last week in the reaction to Quebec’s report on “reasonable accommodation,”...

Vancouver’s safe injection site contradiction in name and deed

According to news reports, there’s a huge debate over Vancouver’s safe injection site for illegal drugs and it’s a classic argument between philosophy and...

Parents’ wishes should prevail

Remember Tyrell Dueck? The 13-year-old Saskatoon boy suffered from bone cancer, and he made national headlines in 1999 when he refused to undergo conventional...

Postal union’s stand against Israel undemocratic, wrong

Oh no. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has labelled Israel an “apartheid state” and has therefore passed a resolution to support a...

If this is the friendly future, give me the hostile past

One year ago, everything was just fine. My computer worked “just fine.” My cellphone worked “just fine.” So I now curse the day when it...

Unintended consequences come back to bite us

The world (or at least the media) celebrated Earth Day this past Tuesday, but all I could think about was unintended consequences. You know,...

Saviour siblings controversy shows questionable logic

Idon’t get it. Couples who suspect they may produce a child with a genetic mutation can use technology to create embryos for the express...