Turning Legal Gun Owners Into SOCIAL LEPERS

Citing concern over the “sinister uses” of guns, University of Toronto officials are closing down their 88-year-old shooting range. No word yet on the...

An unfinished country

The silly name for our national holiday, “Canada Day” (imagine “Italy Day” or “U.S.A. Day”) always makes me flinch. It has done so since...

At a ‘Catholic’ college, the writing’s on the wall

This Is Not ‘Folkloric Islamic Calligraphy.’ It’s A Symbol Of Muslim Power King’s University College, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, treasures its...

Disenfranchised dads

A simple way to confirm that a particular ideology has captured mainstream culture is to monitor the political vigour or sluggishness around the causes...

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...

Living life by Facebook rules

From the burgeoning annals of that wildfire phenomenon, the “social utility that connects people with friends”—better known as Facebook—comes a cautionary tale of a...

Be faithful. Stay alive

More money continues to be spent on HIV/AIDS—a terrible but preventable scourge—than any other disease in history. Billions. Much of it is wasted though,...

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...

In praise of the common parka

Every spring, a true Canadian’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of next year’s winter coat. In Montreal, where I live, winter often starts in...

On black issues, Obama plays the white card

“We are living in a new time, where people are behaving in abnormal ways and calling it normal…No longer is a person embarrassed because...

Pro-choice’s guinea pigs

The birth of my fourth granddaughter two weeks ago—healthy, a good weight—was the occasion for joy and relief in equal measure. My daughter’s pregnancy had...

The Christological semiotics of CSI

If, like me, you find the world of the soi-disant Humanities to be a rich source of unintended humour, read on. During this week’s Congress...

Don’t talk to him

Two years ago, David Ahenakew, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was charged with promoting hatred in a 2002 rant...

Seeing the Durban II farce for what it is

From its name—the UN Durban Review Conference, which begins April 20 (Hitler’s birthday, appropriately enough)—one might assume the conference is being held in Durban,...

Don’t call it reefer madness

Because libertarians never achieve political power, they have the luxury of advancing passionately held, logically consistent theories that will never be tested in real...