BRIAN JONES: Canadians shouldn’t give one cent for Muskrat Falls
PAM FRAMPTON: Boondoggle twins
GWYNNE DYER: Libya: Haftar’s Last Throw?
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Here they go again, campaigning on your dime
LANA PAYNE: Time to take some of the anger out of politics
STEVE BARTLETT: Journalism is not always about things we want to hear
CHUCK STRAHL: More carbon taxes, followed by more rebates - it's getting comedic
It’s always worth approaching government interventions and actions with a healthy degree of skepticism. There is a reason why the most feared expression among many Canadians is “I’m from the government and I’m here to ...
ALEX HARROLD: Vaping is a serious concern; this week’s column, not so much
Here was the plan this week. Vaping – serious stuff not to be taken lightly. As a reformed smoker of cigarettes, the perils of vaping and how these vices could easily have been avoided was my topic of choice. But then, two things got ...
MARK BONOKOSKI: Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and the sinking of the HMCS Trudeau
Seeing as the Trudeau Liberals and their vainglorious leader have been rattled to the gunnels by silly antics, ethics breaches, leaks, miscalculations and scandals, the mere mention of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s name must bring on visions of ...
ANDREW COYNE: How Jason Kenney's win puts Justin Trudeau in a tight spot
The consensus forecast of the impact of a United Conservative Party victory in Alberta on the rest of the country was: trouble ahead. Hadn’t its leader, Jason Kenney, promised to “stand up” for the province’s oil and gas ...
CHRIS SELLEY: Keep Canada's courtrooms out of the political gutter
Leave it to modern Canadian politics to take a novel, positive development in civic life and fast-track it to the worst-case scenario outcome: On Tuesday, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government released an advertisement that essentially ...
TERRY GLAVIN: Notre-Dame's long story of redemption
It is a peculiar thing, the way some stories are told and retold down through the ages, the way history coils around itself and unspools again as the Earth hurtles through the firmament. And every now and then, humanity quietly redeems itself in some ...
ANDREW COHEN: An Alberta politician's scorn for Trudeau didn't make him go away
Six years ago, I ran into a prominent Conservative at one of those boring diplomatic receptions in Ottawa. He was unusually animated that day, as if shaken by some biblical reordering of the natural universe, like an earthquake or volcano, ...
JOHN IVISON: What Jason Kenney's election in Alberta means for Justin Trudeau
Jason Kenney saved his vitriolic interventions in the Alberta election campaign for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rather than his opponent, NDP Premier Rachel Notley. This made sense — political attacks rarely work when the target is more ...
DAPHNE BRAMHAM: 15 years later, polygamist father awaits verdict for child trafficking
Fifteen years ago, James Marion Oler took his 15-year-old daughter across the Canada-U.S. border to be married in Utah in a religious ceremony in the tradition of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He received a ...
JIM VIBERT: Urban-rural divide worries commission
Nova Scotia’s Electoral Boundaries Commission cautiously strayed beyond its mandate and urged provincial politicians to get creative and bridge the province’s urban-rural divide or risk a widening rift. While Halifax — or HRM ...