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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,...

Selective concern for academic freedom shows anti-Semitism

Universities are supposed to promote controversial ideas. It’s their proper role to present ideas that push students out of their comfort zone, extend the bounds...

Xenophobic shift in Europe disturbing

Some interesting things have been happening in Europe. We don’t pay much attention, but when expatriates visit their European homelands, they see that the...

Vaccines save millions and harm a few

There can be no doubt that vaccines represent one of the most significant advances in medical history. The smallpox virus has been eradicated. Polio,...

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...

Global warming science not settled

While working on my PhD, a professor gave me advice about academics and research that I’ve kept to this day: “The moment you think...

How many apologies will be enough?

Rack up another one on the residential school apology meter. In a historic Vatican meeting, Pope Benedict XVI offered his “sympathy” to Assembly of First...

The Queen of Mean lives up to his name

There’s a reason why Perez Hilton, a Hollywood trash gossip blogger, is known as “the Queen of Mean.“Quite simply, he is. He’s a prominent...

Obama’s new politics of international apology

U. S. President Barack Obama should be extremely grateful to his wife for captivating Europeans and the world media with her “shock and awe”...

The kids are OK, but they need a road map

Goodness is up, rebellion is down. Tradition is back and teenagers generally seem to be more responsible, thoughtful about their actions and oriented to...

This is what you get when you negotiate with Taliban

Interesting. Just as western leaders are publicly mulling a strategy of reconciling with moderate Taliban leaders to draw them over to the side of...

Language ability makes for happier immigrants

Success depends on the ability to communicate. It’s true in business, education and social situations. It’s true for men and women alike. There are...

Consumers, not taxpayers, should set auto fate

When GM and Chrysler asked for a $4.2-billion government bailout in December, I wrote that it was insane to continue to toss money into...

Pro-choicers deny doctors right to choose life

Abortion on demand may soon take on a whole new meaning in Alberta. The Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons has rewritten its guidelines covering...

Obama’s labour law will bring harassment

“ broke ranks and chose to endorse me . . . proved critical to my campaign. So I owe those unions.” —Barack Obama,...