Commentary

Enough Stanley, already

I hereby propose that the name of the Stanley Cup be changed to the Xwayxway Cup.  After the honorable members not from Vancouver (that would be James Moore and Stockwell Day) decided that we...

BARSTA, proposed Broadway line, and developments around Canada Line

At a meeting this week, Vancouver city council unanimously agreed upon a number of amended guidelines, including reducing emissions and cost-effectiveness, to direct the planning of a rapid...

Canada to purchase 65 U.S. stealth fighter aircraft

Canada just made its largest military purchase for a single weapon system. Did it make the right choice?

BP CEO Tony Hayward told: "you need to be charged with a crime." He says he didn't know.

If BP CEO Tony Hayward gives us any clues about the future, it's that the war for resources will be even more insidious than the war on terror.

Canadian political scandals make for great TV

At Issue panellists, on CBC’s The National, gave their annual Best and Worst Picks of the parliamentary season.

On Canada's abortion position abroad, PEI exerts influence. But should it?

Let's start here: has Stephen Harper ever been pregnant?

Location of monument to Chinese-Canadian veterans ineffective

A statue seeking to honour the contributions of Chinese Canadian soldiers and railway workers remains somewhat obscure in Chinatown.

Harper disfigures Canada’s political face with abortion position

Contraception not a part of G8 maternal health program—say—the Conservatives. An astonishingly backward notion, indeed, but this is Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s starting-off point going in to the G

In consideration of a reporter's tool kit

Before I hit the road for Uculet this afternoon, I facilitated a writing seminar for twenty  fellows from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. I thought it might be an interesting...

Nashville under water

Many lifetimes ago, I lived in Nashville, Tennessee. I was 21 when I arrived in the city, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, eager to start my first job at The Tennessean newspaper. These...