Wine, cheese, croissants - and riots

French is an exquisite language. The French are an articulate people. So why do the French always take to the streets rather than simply...

A ‘neutral’ take on the Middle East? Hardly

In his Monday column, Jonathan Kay gave a thumbs up to Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak, a collection of candid musings by...

A good time to get out

A tragic irony in the story of Ilan Halimi, the French Jew kidnapped and tortured to death two weeks ago, is that he wanted...

Even in Canada, not-so-veiled threats

Far from the riots, vandalism, church burnings and murders by Muslim mobs in the wake of the Danish cartoons, Canada has so far played...

The thrill of nanny love

MONTREAL - ‘I’m in love,” my daughter Joanne, whose maternity leave is almost over, sighed down the telephone yesterday. “Ah!” I twigged immediately, knowing this...

They don’t get it

The escalating furor over the Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad has morphed from questions of free speech and cultural insensitivity into a clash of two...

Hyde in office, Jekyll in defeat

It can be anti-climactic to finally get what you’ve long wanted. It isn’t that the Conservatives didn’t win big enough to please me; it...

Polygamy is not the problem

In a now-infamous government-funded research paper revealed last week, three law professors from Queen’s University argue that the criminal status of polygamy serves no...

The Conservative gal next door

MONTREAL - My federal riding is Westmount-Ville-Marie, a lengthy east-west strip comprising most of Montreal’s downtown core, including three universities, plus the demergered city...

Redefining perversion

Christmas Eve I had a dream. In it, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) struck down the role of Santa Claus as discriminatory because...

What would Joseph do?

Goethe once mused, “This natural story is highly amiable; only it seems too short, and one is tempted to carry it out in all...

Two choices, both bad

It isn’t news that the Bloc Quebecois will sweep Quebec January 23, it’s a question of how decisively. Polls suggest they could win 64...

At the nail salon, boredom’s antidote

Archimedes discovered his hydrostatic principle while sloshing about in the tub. I too had my “Eureka!” moment, when I suddenly realized why men throw...

Awakening the conservative within

There’s a book launch tonight at Sauve House in Montreal for Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution by Tasha Kheiriddin and Adam...

Parents don’t always reap what they sow

Some time after 9/11, on the now defunct CBC TV program counterSpin, a young law student launched a virulent diatribe against America. By a...