During COVID, all athletic programs for youngsters closed down in my neighbourhood, as they did everywhere in Montreal. When they finally resumed, I learned from a local newspaper that girls’ re...
Commentary In the 1960s, they were called the “days of rage.” They are back, but the rage isn’t contained within a rebellious cadre of American anti-war, anti-establishment students...
Commentary A 2021 report on Canadian women and girls in sport found that one in four  girls who had participated at least once a week in sport before COVID-19 had not returned when restrictions ...
On Oct 4, 2017, Parliament’s House of Commons voted 277-0 to pass the Canadian version of the Global Magnitsky Act. This historic human rights act, first passed in the U.S. in 2012, allows gove...
Passover is a joyous holiday in Judaism, but historically, it is also associated with tragedy wrought by antisemitic blood libels.   Amongst the most notorious is the medieval libel that matzo ...
Commentary Misleading language is a friend to tyrants, for whom it works as a placebo against public unrest. In Russia, the charged words “war against Ukraine” are forbidden. Russians mus...
The ugly war in Ukraine has forced a long-overdue reckoning with the pathetic state of our military. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered Ukraine’s President Zelensky “unwavering and stea...
In March I (remotely) attended an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal  hearing. This was the culmination of a story I have followed since a complaint of sex-based discrimination against the Ottawa-Carl...
Commentary In March, West Virginia passed legislation entrenching a “rebuttable presumption” that, following separation, parents will enjoy equal time with their child(ren). Tha...
During a comedy tour 10 years ago, Quebec comedian Mike Ward mocked a child by the name of Jérémy Gabriel with specific regard to Gabriel’s rare medical condition, Treacher Collins...
One of the few TV constants in my life has been watching the Oscars. I never missed them, even when they got preachy. I still wanted to see the gowns. Except for this year. I decided I wasn’t up...
The Freedom Convoy’s sojourn in Ottawa, culminating in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “Just watch me (Daddy)” moment in proclaiming the Emergencies Act, revealed a huge iceber...
At midday on Jan 20 1943, a little girl skipping on the playground of Sandhurst Road School in southeast London waved at what she thought was an RAF bomber. It was a German plane, whose pilot “s...
"Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson’s famous dictum may also be applied to the war in Ukraine. The stu...
Commentary Canadian commentators have been scathing in their assessment of the disparity between Justin Trudeau’s lofty Ukraine-related rhetoric—“unwavering and steadfast support&rd...
It is hard to overstate the illiberal nature of Ontario’s Bill 67, the Racial Equity in the Education System Act, now headed for third reading and certain passage. The ostensible purpose of ...
This episode was recorded on 03/09/202 Canadian Bill 67, which purports to be nothing but an "anti-racist" bill, is in fact the most pernicious and dangerous piece of legislation that any Canadian go...
Commentary Critical race theory (CRT) is a divisive cluster of notions that reduces human beings to cogs in an identity wheel, segregates them according to DNA, and strips them of individual agency a...
    When Donald Trump was first elected, my friends on the left would routinely refer to him as a new “Hitler.” The words “fascist” and “Nazi” were flun...
Jean Charest’s putative candidacy for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership never arises without reference to the “baggage” he brings from his three terms as Quebec’s Lib...