Commentary

Remembering the lessons of Polytechnique

Twenty one years ago today, I was studying at McGill University. On that day I vividly recall twenty or so of us watching Radio Canada’s live coverage in horror as the carnage was...

Common sense revolts against internet metering

The CRTC just decided to let your Internet Service Provider put a meter on the internet.

Where will the children play in my neighbourhood?

A neighbourhood school–Laura Secord–is trying to win votes for a new playground. About 9,000 kids in the area would be served by the new playground, including an estimated 350 children with disabiliti

WikiLeaks whack-a-mole

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, said on Friday that the strong attack led by the US at WikiLeaks is an example of the “privatisation of state censorship” and that this is a “serious problem”....

Americans, be vigilant. "Little Mosque" just the tip of the Canadian iceberg

 It's no surprise that American government officials are a humourless lot, but it never occurred to me that their humourlessness would lead them to believe that the plot lines of Little...

Wikileaks deconstructs the world as we've known it

Wikileaks released another report yesterday.  It reveals a lot about who pulls the strings internationally, (who knew King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was such a player?), and how they really talk...

On being “Too Asian?”

We mustn’t paint the Asian community with too broad of a brush. But this Chinese-Canadian knows too many Asians who wouldn’t make attractive undergraduates.

Walking and chewing gum at the same time

In a speech in Toronto yesterday, Bob Rae, the Liberal party of Canada’s foreign affairs critic, ripped into Stephen Harper’s foreign policy as simplistic and dangerous. He said that said the...

Give me substance

We've done charisma. It didn't work out so well.

Adoption is prevention

When most people hear the word “adoption,” they think two things: “babies” and “doesn’t apply to me.” But it’s the things people don’t usually think about that are more important. November is...