Canadian Federation of Students: dictating an alternate to freedom?

Academic freedom used to be a hallmark of the Canadian university system. Apart from a few fascists, communists and other cranks on campus, everyone...

Politically motivated bailouts

So far this year, the governments of Canada and Ontario have handed over $9.6 billion to the failing General Motors and Chrysler corporations. For...

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...

Blame Hamas for Gaza

On Tuesday, January 6, an Israeli missile reportedly killed more than 40 people, including children, who had sought shelter in a United Nations school...

Swiss model of medicare works best

United States President Barack Obama has touched off a lively and informative debate over the best way to reform health care, but in Canada,...

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 resurrection of the son of God

For Christians, today is Holy Saturday, the day on which the first disciples and closest followers of Jesus Christ were in utter despair, having...

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...

McGuinty didn’t do education homework

The Ontario Liberal party proclaims in its official policy platform for 2007 that, “Education is our top priority.” More specifically, the Liberals pledge, “We...

The Duty of Congregants

On Feb. 13, the members of St. John’s Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver set a good example for all faithful Anglicans, by resolving to...

A courageous Muslim speaks out

Among post-modern multiculturalists, it’s commonplace to suppose that all cultures are of equal moral worth. Salim Mansur, professor of political science at the University...

Beware the Canadian “human rights” thought police

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, faithful Christians are free to publish their opposition to same-sex marriage in an...

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...

Order has its hits and misses

On June 29, Governor General Michaelle Jean announced the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes to the Order of Canada. He is the...

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...