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...

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...

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....

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...

Every week is Sex Week

Yale University is arguably the most prestigious institution of higher learning in the United States, counting amongst its distinguished alumni five presidents and 19...

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...

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...

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...

Welcome home, Mrs. Mortimer

Summer reading lists are sprouting in the weekend newspapers. Everything sounds beguiling, so how does one choose? I’m sometimes lucky judging books by...

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...

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...

Quebec’s new state religion: cultural relativism

In September 2008, after years of pre-planning by elites without public consultation, Quebec’s Ministry of Education established a province-wide, compulsory pedagogical program called Ethique...

Weddings have lost their lustre

Couples reject the mainstream I was 21 when I got married in the early 1960s, and not a moment too soon. I felt I was...

The cult of multisexualism: It’s not all good

Sex education in the schools isn’t new. As John Moore pointed out in his Post column yesterday (“Hide your kids. The liberals are coming”),...