On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, whose gas chambers claimed the lives of more than a million people, most of them Jews, was liberated. Never again, it was assumed. But, followin...
  Cancel culture is in its own way democratic. Woke mobs—social media jackals or institutional flacks—don’t care whether their target for immolation is male or female, famous o...
In 2017, the Canadian Parliament voted in favour of Motion 103, a resolution which called for a committee to study a path to development for a “whole-of-government approach” to combating I...
On May 30, 2021, the Canadian Federation of Students issued a statement to Canadian schools, declaring: “On Thursday, May 27, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found buried in an unmar...
Tribunal Watch Ontario monitors and provides information, viewpoints, and recommendations about the state of the adjudicative tribunal system in Ontario. In November 2020, Tribunal Watch issued a ster...
As a response to our national embarrassment around the doping scandals of the 1980s, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) was established to ensure that cheating in sport would never recur. ...
School board elections in Ontario, held Oct. 24, have been heated. Many candidates ran to replace trustees obsessed with critical race theory and radical gender ideology. Another issue, no less conten...
Radical gender ideology has as its principal goal the “queering” of norms that are foundational to healthy societies. Queer theory (QT) argues that we need to “deconstruct” all...
The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute used to run a lively series called The Great Canadian Debate. In 2014 I took the affirmative side in one such, whose resolution was “Free speech in C...
In June 2020, at the peak of Black Lives Matter rage over the killing of George Floyd, Jessica Mulroney, “the fairy godmother of Canadian fashion” as Harper’s Bazaar described her, a...
Commentary Minister Pablo Rodriguez’s Heritage Department is in a mess of its own creation. It just had to suspend an “anti-racism project” for which it had granted over $133,000 la...
Commentary Growing old has its compensations. One is institutional memory. Having been educated in an era when “Western civilization” was not a trope to be spat out like a bad oyster, I w...
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...
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,...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Commentary In March, West Virginia passed legislation entrenching a “rebuttable presumption” that, following separation, parents will enjoy equal time with their child(ren). Tha...