Supreme Court should let Harper decide on Khadr

The key issue before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Omar Ahmed Khadr versus The Prime Minister of Canada is straightforward:...

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 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...

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 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...

The fall and rise of Canada’s traditional values

Brian Lee Crowley is apprehensive about the future of Canada. In a remarkable new book, Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding...

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...

“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...

Consensus on free choice in education

In preparation for an impending national election, British Conservative Party leader David Cameron has promised in a key policy paper that his government would...

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...

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...

Progress in the war on drugs

So far this year, London police and RCMP officers have conducted more than 80 raids on illegal marijuana growers within the city, and seized...

Freedom of the press under human rights attack

The decision of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal to investigate Maclean’s magazine for publishing an article that some Muslims have found offensive is...

Judicials activists at work in Canada

Under the traditional principles of the common law as affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada, journalists are no less subject than other citizens...

Prudent conservative governments rely on the power of competitive market forces

With Tuesday’s budget, the Harper Conservatives have set quite a standard for fiscal extravagance by a supposedly conservative government. As recently as 2006, the preceding...