Sunday, February 17, 2019

CBC’s attempt to mould us led to its decline

The CBC disclosed last week it wants to get more women into its television programming and into its television audiences. It introduced a winter...

Counter ‘revolution’ brewing in Quebec

English-speaking Canada was given further evidence last week that an extraordinary change is taking place in Quebec.  A whole generation of young people seems...

Shades of Tommy Douglas!

Alberta has basked in prosperity until Honest Ed came along and changed the rules How many Albertans, you wonder, are conscious of the sharp change...

Story behind nation’s religious collapse

Church attendance in the U.S. is now double the Canadian average Mark A. Noll, the historian of American religion most distinguished for his celebrated book,...

All laws rely on some moral authority

Separation of church and state a bad idea I said in a column I write for an American web daily last week that, unlike Canada,...

Religion makes waves in Ontario

School funding issue brings essentially spiritless election campaign to life The separation of the church from the state—a principle approvingly cited by our liberal set,...

Education ‘revolution’ proved disastrous

The Canadian news media, so it seems, are finally getting on to a story that broke about 50 years ago, which they missed at...

Heed Lougheed’s warning on oilsands fight

Former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed has never been given to excessive alarm.  The only criticism many had of his conduct of the energy wars...

Criticism has lawyers in a lather

There are two species of lawyers—the Big Firm guys and the Second Floor men Maclean’s magazine last week produced a cover story that subjected...

Catholics get back to the basics

Whether Canadian and American Catholic politicians can remain Catholic while supporting things like abortion-on-demand and gay marriage has been quietly shelved, or so they...

Mounties made big miss-take

You cannot have a police force without a code of rules—most of them unwritten I was talking last week to a veteran Mountie, retired from...

There’s hope yet for our 30-year-olds

‘Me generation’ needs to forget completely about the ‘Me.’ With housing prices doing what they’re doing, how will young people ever afford to buy a...

Flash! Parents more influential than state

Statistics Canada disclosed last week that the interest of Canadian young adults in voting is as minimal as it ever was – this despite...

Bad advice hurting churches

Pews of religions which compromise their theology are quickly emptying One of the most rewarding disclosures when the liberal press venture forth into the mysterious...

Global warming skeptics score a few points

In the rising hysteria over the global warming issue, a kind of race against time appears to be developing. The question is: What will...