Rethinking Senate Reform

The government’s decision to prorogue Parliament until early March in response to the Senate’s obstruction of its legislative agenda has once again thrust the...

RIP: Big Blue Machine

Crushing – that’s the only way to describe the latest Liberal victory in Ontario. Crushing, and yet, not altogether surprising. In case nobody noticed, Ontario’s...

The flawed reasons for doing away with prayer at Queen’s Park

The recent decision by the McGuinty government to consider removing prayer from Ontario’s daily legislative proceedings has once again catapulted the complicated relationship between...

The daycare lobby produces another slick piece of political propaganda

Princeton University’s online dictionary of English terms defines ‘confidence game’ as “a swindle in which you… persuade a person to buy worthless property.” That...

Ontario Court of Appeal: play time is over

It’s a good thing that I’m not a lawyer. If I was, I might very well be sitting in a jail cell right now. The...

Making sense of the current Middle-East crisis

The current fighting in the Middle East between Israel on the one side, and Hamas and Hezbollah on the other, is not just another...

U.S. Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats barking up the wrong tree on health care

Critics of U.S. President Barack Obama’s desired health care reforms – including so-called “Blue Dog Democrats” – claim that his plan is just too...

Enough already! My response to Marci McDonald

It has been several weeks since the book The Armageddon Factor was released, igniting a storm of controversy that author Marci McDonald says she...

When it comes to public finance, nothing should be a “no-brainer”

The controversy surrounding the Harper government’s decision to give $400K to Toronto’s Gay Pride Festival continues to grow. In his July 9th column in...

Vic Toews got it wrong – Louise Arbour isn’t a disgrace, she’s just irrelevant

When federal Treasury Board President and former Minister of Justice Vic Toews called outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour a “disgrace”...

A ‘shocking’ subsidy plan from the McGuinty Government

We’ve all heard the stories about people who live in subsidized housing somehow or other being able to afford the big screen TVs or...

A small step toward fixing Canada’s broken immigration system

I’ve often said that the single greatest problem Canada faces today is the general, and in my view cataclysmic, decline in the quality of...

If they were any group but Christians, Garth Turner would never get away with...

Last Friday. May 26 Dr. Charles McVety, President of Canada Family Action Coalition and Canada Christian College, was asked to participate in a televised...

What the…? Tories resurrect Court Challenges Program

For more than a year now, prominent conservatives have been warning – some publicly – about the drift of the Harper Tories away from...

Balancing workers’ rights and union privileges

Balancing workers