It’s summer. A lightening of the mood is in order. Today I aim to put a bounce in my older readers’ steps. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded ye...
For five decades, thanks to feminism and The Pill, women’s cultural standing and fortunes advanced steadily. At long last respect! Then, gender ideologues decreed that men who identify as women “...
There are nine trans athletes hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. All of them — whether born male or female — are seeking spots on women’s teams (transgende...
Public Jew-baiting is out of control in the United Kingdom and Europe. And in Canada’s big cities, unprecedented displays of anti-Semitism, including physical violence that has been well documented...
On April 28 U.S. president Joe Biden gave his first address to Congress. It will be remembered less for its content than for Black South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott’s charged words in ...
A keen American observer of the human condition once described his rhetorical vocation as, “Standing off on the sidelines, viewing the various public escapades — political, cultural, socia...
Canada’s federal prisons for women were once like men’s: cells, high security, guards with guns. But following the suicides of seven female inmates between 1989 and 1991 (all but one Indigenous),...
In 1981, Toni Morrison wrote, “If there were better criticism, there would be better books.” Better can mean negative — sometimes even harsh — criticism. There was a time when that was receiv...
Riverdale Country School is one of New York City’s — and therefore America’s — most elite private schools. Last June the school administration sent a memo to parents alerting t...
COVID-19 has changed the habits of those in the work force, but parents of very young children have been especially hard hit. Prior to the pandemic, many parents were using childcare services for reas...
In January 2014, Harold Heft, a successful writer, educator and communications executive, learned he had inoperable brain cancer of the kind that killed the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. He had ...
A bill to expand access to medical assistance in dying (MAiD) comes to a Senate vote no later than Feb 17. That leaves a bare working week for the House to consider what may be a number of Senate-appr...
Academia is so dominated by progressive dogmas that most students and professors who hold conservative views keep them on the “down low” to avoid being censured by the thought police. But ...
One of the great pleasures of a second pregnancy is telling your first child that he or she is to have a sibling. Anticipated questions bubble up. How did the baby get in there? Can (s)he see me? The ...
“Cancel culture” is pandemic today, but the virus was already in patchy play 30 years ago. In 1991, Toronto journalist and social activist June Callwood was charged with racist behaviour ...
Today’s theme is gratitude, without which equanimity in tough times is impossible. A personal story.In Grade 2, our teacher gave us a simple vision test. We covered our left and right eyes in tu...
Thanks to a well-crafted Netflix series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” chess is having more than a moment this season. Google chess searches doubled from October to November, and participati...
In my last column, I slammed Bill C-6, which passed second reading with a majority of the House of Commons and is now under review by the justice committee. I’d hoped one column would be enough ...
Late last month, 306 members of Parliament gave approval in principle to “conversion therapy” Bill C-6, with only seven Conservative party votes opposed (leader Erin O’Toole supporte...
Fair, safe and inclusive sport requires stratification. Combat sports delineate by weight class. Youth sports stratify by chronological age. And, traditionally, all sports, including the Paralympics, ...