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The rise of Quebecistan

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Barbara Kay has also written a followup to this editorial. MONTREAL - In his Montreal Gazette column yesterday, Don MacPherson projected...

Welcome to the matriarchy

TORONTO - If you live in Toronto, you may have noticed the Bathurst Street billboards sponsored by Jewish Women International Canada (JWIC). They all...

Ignoring Canada’s conservative readers

MONTREAL - Pity Sorya Ingrid Gaulin. Her role as VP of Public Relations at Indigo Books and Music demanded she confront the wrathful public...

Obama’s language envy

MONTREAL - To celebrate the “European day of languages” last Friday, a Berlin radio station broadcast some of its daily pablum in Latin, its...

Quebecers in denial: Counterpoint

My Aug. 9 column , “The Rise of Quebecistan,” has become a focus for great controversy in Quebec. In the past week, I have...

Enter the modern sleuth - fat, drunk and incompetent

The older I get, the more I feel that whatever I read should educate, edify or elucidate. Only on vacation do I feel justified...

Lebanese, Canadian - and enemies of Hezbollah

MONTREAL - Normally, when a dual-passport Canadian accidentally perishes in the chaos of war abroad, sympathy is duly expressed, and the news treadmill pushes...

Why Quebec is banning the burka

Whether they admit it or not, virtually all Westerners hate the niqab and burka for the anti-democratic ideology and misogynistic gender relations they signify....

It is time for the (Anti) Canadian Arab Federation to fold its tents

As Canada Day 2009, our 142nd birthday, draws to a close here in Montreal, I suppose it’s just as well I didn’t plan to...

Hunting the fox, skewering the Finn

Unlike French intellectuals, upon whom national honours are copiously lavished, English intellectuals have always been more likely to face public indifference or even, from...

Sins of the mother

We have heard the story before. The names change, the province changes, the particulars of the custody case change, the age of the dead...

The human face of Bill 101

Last week, 28 years after the passage of Quebec’s draconian language law, Bill 101, the Supreme Court of Canada definitively ended the hopes...

A Father’s Day I’d like to see

Father’s Day is meant to celebrate dads. This year, instead of buying them ties or barbecue tools, let’s pledge to roll back the...

Water, water, everywhere - and many drops to drink

REHOVOT, Israel - My last trip to Israel was in July, when Tel Aviv is punishingly hot. The landscape was brown and thirsty-looking. One...

Exposing deadbeat judges

I once sued a horse dealer for fraud. The evidence in hand was irrefutable, so justice-wise the case was a lock. Nevertheless, my world-weary...