Thursday, March 21, 2019

SPECIAL: A Letter From Rory Leishman: a critic apologizes to him

Editor’s note:  This is the latest in an ongoing saga involving Rory Leishman, whose column has been featured here at PTBC since 2006, and...

Media neglect sources of homegrown Islamist extremism

Following the arrest of three more Canadian citizens on terrorism charges last month, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews warned:

Shameful neglect of the mentally ill

We Canadians like to think of ourselves as an especially compassionate people, but you would never know it from the way so many of...

A case study in poverty and corruption

Over the past 30 years, Angola has developed into one of the world’s major oil producers, yet it still ranks among the world’s most...

Canada’s real poverty problem

The Conference Board of Canada ranks Canada’s record on poverty as “among the worst of developed countries – and slipping.” That’s appalling, if true....

Dutch show the way on immigration

In an epochal parliamentary election last week in The Netherlands, Geert Wilders led his recently formed, anti-Islamist Freedom Party (PVV) to a significant breakthrough...

Thatcher was right on the euro

As a strategic political leader, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was often right – never more so than in her prediction 20 years...

Perverse sex education

Sensible parents of school-age children in Ontario won a significant victory last week by rising up en masse and persuading Premier Dalton McGuinty that...

Urgent need for immigration reforms

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has moved quickly and effectively to improve Canada’s grossly inept refugee system. However, there remain several other fundamental reforms to...

The scandal of clerical sexual abuse

While Pope Benedict XVI is not without fault in his dealings with the sex-abuse crisis afflicting the worldwide Catholic Church, his shrillest critics in...

A rare display of political courage

In a rare display of political courage, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown defied public opinion in Britain, by reiterating his firm opposition to the...

The wages of fiscal irresponsibility

According to the latest governmental estimates, Canada is heading toward a record federal budget deficit of close to $59.9 billion. That’s disturbing, yet Finance...

Judicial activists overturn narcotics policy

In a two-to-one ruling on January 15, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that Parliament has no constitutional authority to prohibit drug addicts...

The central moral issue of our time

George Gilder persuasively argues in his latest book The Israel Test that the central issue of our time is not any clash of civilizations...

The best novel for atheists and Christians

Is there still any reason to worship God at Christmas? Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens think not. In their view, Darwinian science has done away...