What are we fighting for? The right stuff

What is Canada’s role in Afghanistan? According to Kris Kotarski’s February 23 column in the Calgary Herald, the answer is simple: “We’re supporting the Americans....

Women who have abortions face numerous health issues

Our nation’s highest civilian honour has been bestowed upon Dr. Henry Morgentaler, thereby granting him official recognition for his contributions to health care and...

Saviour siblings controversy shows questionable logic

Idon’t get it. Couples who suspect they may produce a child with a genetic mutation can use technology to create embryos for the express...

Hardly a prince

Marc Emery peddles a dangerous drug and flouts American laws. Why should Ottawa protect him? Two recent National Post columns have called for Canadians to...

Arts funding flip-flop won Harper no friends

Living out of a suitcase can’t be easy, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has now been criss-crossing the country for almost six weeks in...

Clinton plays the gender card

Barack Obama is being labelled by the media a charismatic leader and Hillary Clinton isn’t. Clinton’s campaign has been reduced to small rallies, no...

Deciding not to fund porn is not government censorship

It’s called fiscal responsibility “The sky is falling. The sky is falling.” That’s the cry of all the Chicken Littles in Canada’s film and television industry....

The Google ‘gotcha’ has candidates dropping like flies

We’re only halfway through the election campaign and candidates from all parties are dropping like flies. It’s getting to the point where voters really...

Confidence in nuclear power shattered by blame game

For the past two months, our media and politicians have busied themselves by playing a nuclear version of the blame game over the turmoil...

Polygamous marriages drain taxpayer dollars

It was a rude awakening for British and Canadian taxpayers when news emerged this week to confirm that their tax dollars were being used...

Strange ideas find friends in media, and Obama

Chicken Little lives! He works at the White House and his name is John Holden. Officially, he’s the director of the Office of Science...

Vancouver’s safe injection site contradiction in name and deed

According to news reports, there’s a huge debate over Vancouver’s safe injection site for illegal drugs and it’s a classic argument between philosophy and...

Stem cell research can co-exist with ethics

Recent scientific breakthroughs that have been described as “the biological equivalent of the Wright brothers’ first airplane ride” have demonstrated that human skin cells...

Sept. 11 changed us forever. Or did it?

September 11, 2001, changed the world. Evil invaded North America on a scale that had never before been seen. In a matter of hours,...

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...