Hole in one

Whopping donations prove Calgary likes to share wealth Calgarian Max Reboh is a fascinating fellow by any measure, as he tells how he can trace...

All bets are off

Vegas turns out to be right spot for debate on Canadian politics LAS VEGAS—This is called quitting when you are ahead. I had never played...

Fighting for right

Lawyer’s bold courtroom exploits made him a legend in his own time Legendary Crown prosecutor Brian Purdy wanted me to drop over to his...

Feds fight family

Technicalities may cost disabled Calgary mother her CPP benefits My congenial friend Mohamed Zohiri tells of the torment and terror suffered by his 56-year-old mother...

Nail-biter

Oilman’s real life spy exploits more thrilling than fiction Calgary oilman Len LeSchack handed over the manuscript of his memoirs as a a globe-trotting intelligence...

Lesson of Hungary

Revolt gave West chance to topple Soviets 50 years ago Fifty years ago around this time, my tiny home in Britain was crammed full with...

Capital persuasion

Taking a stand wins Calgary boy respect in Ottawa I’m over at East Side Mario’s at Sunridge Mall chatting with Pierre Poilievre, a former Henry...

Justice for all

Watchdog looks out for Canadians whose rights have been snatched My friend John Carpay speaks and writes fluent English, French and Dutch and has...

Divisive issue

Harper’s in a unique position to solve national unity question Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands a chance of achieving what his six predecessors never managed...

Liberal record tells the story

Anti-Israel stance impossible to deny The Liberals still feign outrage over Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s contention their party elite is anti-Israel. This feigned outrage stems...

Accountability eludes Senate

They haven’t a clue of fate that awaits Prime Minister Stephen Harper is quietly doing an end-run around the nation’s unelected senators, but they are...

Taiwan’s plight

Vibrant democracy faces growing threat from China My downtown hideaway virtually overlooks the Communist Chinese consulate and when walking past at street level, I always...

Holocaust heroes

Sidney and Bronia Cyngiser urge new generation to always speak out I’ve never been able to watch Holocaust movies, from Sophie’s Choice to Schindler’s List...

Alberta Grits are dreaming

Liberals branded in this province I’m beginning to wonder whether provincial Liberal Leader Kevin Taft invented Technicolor or simply dreams in it. If so, dream...

A quiet hero

Gordon Hoffman has made lives of thousands of Canadians better Sometimes, when the worries and the woes of the world start to close in, it’s...