Commentary   Last month, the jury of a special coroner’s inquest into three women’s deaths in 2015, all related to intimate partner violence (IPV), made a recommendation that &ldquo...
Created in 1963, Amnesty International’s logo is a work of genius: a sturdy, stylized lit candle encircled by barbed wire, which symbolizes the ancient proverb, “Better to light a candle t...
A sexually inexperienced young man’s seduction by a mature, experienced woman is old news. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, by English playwright Katy Brand, now streaming on Amazon Prime and Hulu,...
Commentary   Eco-warriors neither slumber nor sleep in their pursuit of universal sustainability. Plastic looms large on their enemies list because of its non-biodegradability. Three years ago,...
Roe v. Wade was grounded in an invented “right to privacy.” The revered U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was pro-choice to the marrow, warned that, “Doctrinal limb...
The global movement to delegitimize the 74-year old State of Israel through boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) neither slumbers nor sleeps. Labels on food products have become a favoured instrum...
Commentary   The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was both joyous and poignant. At 96, though still in general good health, the occasion’s honouree was herself unable to partake in some of ...
Canada’s most notorious cultural gadfly, Jordan Peterson, is a courageous fellow. He took one look at full-bodied swimsuit model Yumi Nu on the cover of last month’s Sports Illustrated (SI...
Commentary The United States is a gun culture, and too often children pay for that obsession with their lives. About 1,000 children in the United States die every year as collateral damage to gang vi...
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...
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...