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...

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...

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...

Country creeping into decrepitude

The Conference Board of Canada, a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit think-tank with a habit of stating unvarnished and often unflattering truths about our country, came...

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,...

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...

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...

Disruption railroads Tory government

From the Native point of view, this blockade was anything but counter-productive There’s an old saying, often repeated by my wife in dealing with children—or...

Religious leaders finally get some respect

Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry was the first in Canada to make media waves   It’s encouraging to note that religious authority can be exercised these...

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...

Church sacrificed on altar of CBC

If there’s anything more bizarre than some of the shows the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation chooses to make on the Christian religion, it’s the explanation...

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...

Seniors are next target on the list

‘Maybe I’m paranoid, but I get edgy when I see what they’re doing to smokers’ ming eugiam, quip euisim.   Every time I see the...

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...