Thursday, March 21, 2019

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...

Memo to my children

Lately, we have witnessed a pernicious cultural trend toward the rebranding of legalized euthanasia as a gift rather than a menace to society’s most...

Fathers helping fathers

Seven years ago, Ken Sandall’s wife walked out on him with their two young children. At the time, Ken was making $2,250 a month....

The decline of maturity

English poet Philip Larkin, informed that heaven would restore him to a state of childish innocence, abjured the supposed gift, preferring “money, keys, wallets,...

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...

On domestic violence, no one wants to hear the truth

In a just world, Englishwoman Erin Pizzey, who founded the world’s first shelter for battered wives in 1971, would be a sought-after speaker on...

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...

The abortion issue we’re ignoring

Last week’s murder of Dr. George Tiller, probably the world’s most committed abortion provider, evoked a storm of emotive rhetoric from familiar antagonists in...

The low-carb revolution meets its end

Lo, how the mighty hath fallen. Can it really be true? I have just read that the Atkins Diet empire has crumbled. They’ve declared...

A fraudster, not a murderer

Fifty-two-year-old Johnson Aziga was convicted this past weekend on two counts of first degree murder, 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count...

Be fruitful and multiply. Now.

I’ve just celebrated a significant birthday. How significant? Hint: I am now eligible to buy the orange bus tickets instead of the fuchsia ones,...

The end of the gender wars

Something odd occurred in the two days following the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre earlier this month. Commentaries by both Margaret Wente of...

Forgetting the male victims of child abuse

At the age of 26, 10 years before earning his first million dollars as cofounder of the Second Cup coffee empire, Frank O’Dea was...

Befriend the sinner, banish the sin

“Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, Yet with my nobler reason, ‘gainst my fury Do I take part: the rarer action...

Legalized euthanasia empowers no one

Have you noticed that the subject of euthanasia/ assisted suicide is picking up momentum—that it is, so to speak, taking on a life of...