John Tory is a Tory in name only

According to a recent poll, Ontario Progressive Conservative party Leader John Tory is trailing badly in his own riding of Don Valley West. For...

“Human rights” commissions: A travesty of justice in Canada

While the Canadian Human Rights Commission has bowed to widespread public opposition to proceeding with a complaint against Maclean’s magazine brought by the Canadian...

A Rising Tolerance for the Wrong

Dear All: The London Free Press has decided not to run the following column that was slated for publication on Tuesday, October 24. I...

HRCs: Canada’s thought-police

In subjecting Catholic Insight magazine to investigation on baseless charges of homophobia, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is once again trampling upon the very...

Canadian doctors beware: “human rights” commissions dicatate your morals

Canadian physicians who uphold the natural family and the sanctity of all human life should beware: According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, they...

Freedom of the press attacked

In a flagrant attack on freedom of the press, the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) has filed three human rights complaints against Maclean’s magazine and...

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...

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...

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....

An exemplar of true generosity

Anyone who dares to present a reasonable challenge to some received nostrum of conventional thinking should beware: They are liable to come under vicious...

Border controls should be eliminated

The Pont de l’Europe linking Strasbourg, France, and Kehl, Germany, used to straddle one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world. Today,...

Abandon embryonic stem cell research

In the aftermath of the recent breakthrough in somatic cell reprogramming that has rendered embryonic stem cell research virtually obsolete, all of us—scientists and...

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...

In Praise of Judicial Deference

With a compelling dissent in Friday’s five-to-four ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. vs. D. B., Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein confirmed...

The sobering reality of immigration

As the baby-boom generation begins to retire, the ratio of Canadians over age 65 to those of working age (the old-age dependency ratio) is...