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...

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...

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...

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...

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:

Social assistance requires overhaul

Liberals and socialists like to think of themselves as compassionate champions of the poor and the needy, yet over the past 20 years, they...

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...

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:...

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...

Honouring Canada’s freedom fighters

This year’s Remembrance Day marks the 90th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War—a fitting time to ponder anew the significance of...

New York Times: Best way to avoid AIDS is abstinence and monogamy.

It seems to be open season on Pope Benedict XVI in the secular media. Last week, newspapers around the world mocked him for suggesting...

Corruption, war at root of poverty

What’s wrong with sub-Saharan Africa? Despite billions upon billions of dollars in foreign aid over the past four decades, most of the people who...

U.S. leads world in giving

Compared to the people of the United States, we Canadians are far more generous in supporting the poor, the sick, the needy and other...

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...

Speaking out against Islamist terrorists

For the past week, events marking Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) have taken place at virtually every major university in Canada. Among the noteworthy exceptions...