Omar Khadr should face justice in the U.S.

It doesn’t look like Omar Khadr will be packing his suitcase and heading to Canada any time soon. Last Friday, U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder...

Green car rebates not likely to help much

“Come on down to Crazy Dalton’s Car Lot! We’ve got hybrids so cheap, we’re almost giving them away! We’re selling cars that are still...

Nuclear sector an explosive mess

You know there’s trouble afoot when a world leader in nuclear technology declares that its two new state-of-the-art reactors are obsolete duds, before the...

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...

Canadian polygamists should be charged to protect children

Thank God a 16-year-old Texas girl had the courage to call a family violence shelter last week. She was desperate to escape her life...

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...

No joke — two blokes walk into an office and rewrite curriculum

So . . . two priests walk into a bar. Oops, wrong joke. So . . . two priests walk into the Ministry of...

Abstinence, faithfulness better against AIDS than condoms

The problem of Africa was a major theme of discussion at this week’s G-8 summit in Japan. The solution — as it inevitably is...

Legalized prostitution doesn’t work

Prostitution is a risky business. That’s why our society discourages girls from making it a career choice, and encourages prostitutes to pursue an alternate line...

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...

Safe injection ruling absurd and dangerous

The B.C. Court of Appeal has taken it upon itself to redefine health care in Canada. A recent ruling on the legality of Insite, Vancouver’s...

Sacrifice Medal a bad move for suicides

The new Sacrifice Medal was designed to recognize and honour Canadian soldiers who “die as a result of military service or are wounded by...

Union attitudes one more hurdle for auto bailout

Most readers will recall the public reaction last month when executives at the American International Group Inc. treated themselves to a week-long luxury spa...

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...

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...