Big names put forward flimsy climate-change document

Four of our former prime ministers are either bored or in a desperate search for relevance and media attention. What else could explain their...

If Einstein is right, auto bailouts are insane

According to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” If this is...

Doctors must always have right to follow conscience

Some 2,500 years ago, doctors were both healers and killers. Abortion and euthanasia were commonplace, and the type of medical service rendered depended on...

Racism on the water

Perhaps George Orwell was right when he wrote, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” How else can one explain...

If this is the friendly future, give me the hostile past

One year ago, everything was just fine. My computer worked “just fine.” My cellphone worked “just fine.” So I now curse the day when it...

Big Government mangles health care training, staffing, central planning in Canada

When Canadian-trained doctors look to the American medical system, they see more money, more opportunity and fewer bureaucratic hassles. So they head south. Meanwhile,...

When it comes to healing, words not enough

Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood before the House of Commons this week to offer a formal apology to Canada’s natives for “a sad chapter...

Vulnerable suffer if euthanasia seen as a virtue

In my first-ever column on euthanasia, I wrote about Frances and Ken. Fifteen years later, their stories remain far more compelling than my words...

Oh, Canada! let’s stand up for our freedoms

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right,...

Phil Fontaine denying healing to native survivors

Why does Chief Phil Fontaine seem so determined to frustrate the process of healing for residential school survivors and keep at bay reconciliation with...

The big stories that never happened

Without a doubt, the biggest news story of the year comes from Washington, D.C. with the historic inauguration of a woman as the vice-president...

Defender of human rights takes a brief step sideways

The international community has long considered Canada to be a leader in promoting human rights at home and defending human rights around the world....

Action plan for medical isotopes needed

The NRU nuclear reactor at Chalk River in eastern Ontario is really quite remarkable. It’s the world’s oldest nuclear reactor (commissioned in 1957) and...

Harper spinning his wheels in pursuit of elusive majority

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have hit a brick wall in terms of capturing the imagination and support of Canadians. It defies...

My liberal kitty has claws out for Ann Coulter

For seven years, one of my daily activities has been rushing to Ann Coulter’s rescue. Not the real one—the $65 Ann Coulter doll from...