On Sunday night, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante stated the obvious: “At this moment, the Jewish community is under attack in Montreal.” Bullets had been fired at two Jewish religiou...
Two of Canada’s presumed authorities on best practices in combating antisemitism have surprised Canadians who consider themselves deeply invested in their competency: one in a negative, the othe...
From Anne Frank’s iconic “Diary of a Young Girl,” one quotation is especially prized: “It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impr...
In 2017, the six-year old daughter of Ontario parents Jason and Pamela Buffone arrived home in distress. Her Grade 1 teacher, the six-year old said, had informed the class that, “Girls are not r...
The bitter harvest of then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s fateful 2004 decision to send 55,000 soldiers to remove 8,000 settlers from Gaza, Israel’s largest military operation since the 197...
In news from abroad with a Canadian connection, Michal Cotler-Wunsh has been appointed Israel’s special envoy for combatting antisemitism. A human rights lawyer and former member of the Knesset ...
Plenty of ink — including his own lengthy manifesto in these pages — has been spilled over the unanimous decision by an Ontario Divisional Court to dismiss Jordan Peterson’s appeal a...
A potential scandal for Italy’s prime minister, Georgia Meloni, has erupted over remarks following a series of sexual assaults in Italy over the summer made by her life partner, conservative jou...
Justice was served to the 11 victims in Pittsburgh’s 2018 Tree of Life synagogue massacre when, earlier this month, a federal jury recommended the death penalty for its perpetrator, Robert Bower...
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel opened the 2023 Academy Awards with a quip that — excuse the bad pun — punched above its weight: “When I look around at this room I can’t help but wonder,...
For years it was possible for a politically neutral, reasonably well-informed Canadian or American to believe that prescribing puberty blockers to “pause” natural physical changes in gende...
On Canada Day, near St. Sauveur, Quebec, we were treated to torrential rain, hail, nearby tornado warnings, and continually flickering power. Not a day for fireworks. Just as well, since fireworks are...
In 2021, the Governor General assigned Kimberly Murray the role of special advisor to Justice Minister David Lametti on “Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites Associated with Ind...
On June 11, the U.S.’s National Speech and Debate Association’s  annual debating tournament kicks off in Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona, where 6,000 high school students from across America wi...
On April 28, Herschel Siegel, a 25-year-old Orthodox Jew from Atlanta, committed suicide. In retrospect, a March Instagram post by the openly gay young man struck many observers as predictive. In it,...
On May 5, an important documentary film, “When the Mob Came,” was released by producer Caylan Ford. The well-crafted and absorbing film chronicles Ford’s 2019 political cancellation ...
Partnering with celebrity influencers was nothing new for Budweiser. So their VP of Marketing, Alissa Heinerscheid reckoned it could work for a beer with declining sales that, in her view, required a ...
During the COVID lockdown, grumpy from inactivity, I by serendipity fell upon the rebounder — a mini-trampoline — as the perfect lockdown exercise vehicle. (I still love it.) Audiobooks be...
An Angus Reid poll that canvassed the voting intentions of 5,000 Canadians from March 6-13 uncovered a wide gender gap between Conservative and Liberal supporters. Overall, the Liberals trail (29 per ...
In February, Abbotsford Conservative Party MP Ed Fast introduced Bill C-314, the Mental Health Protection Act, which would quash the federal government’s (delayed) mental-health extension, witho...