The Freedom Convoy has galvanized the world’s attention, and generally not in a good way. One American commentator observed that even amongst Canadians famed for “niceness,” truly...
How do you teach the Holocaust to high school students? “The Diary of Anne Frank” is an unthreatening introduction. But it ends when Anne still believed good would triumph over evil and th...
At age sixteen, I read Leon Uris’s gripping 1958 novel, Exodus, in a marathon 20-hour fugue. Uris’s historical novels, always meticulously researched, were compelling and informative reads...
Commentary The Winter Olympics, or as some prefer, “the Genocide Games,” are in progress in Beijing, with participation from 91 countries. I generally eschew hyperbole, but my mind ...
Canada’s journalism world was rattled recently when Tara Henley — previously unknown to me — a now-former CBC radio and TV producer, as well as on-air columnist, not only called ...
Reader’s Digest used to do annual polls to discover which prominent Canadians were deemed most trustworthy by the public. In first place in 2010 for the second year in a row: “eco-cha...
Over the past month, three noteworthy events have presented as provocative grist to the groaning mill of Indigenous-“settler” relations. First, acclaimed Cree playwright/novelist Tomson...
Quebec’s Bill 21, which proscribes visible religious symbols in many public-sector jobs — popular with Quebec francophones, unpopular with Quebec and Canadian anglophones — was passe...
Commentary Throughout history, to avoid material harm, or to gain social acceptance from an oppressor group, many people have suppressed a stigmatizing identity and “passed.” Jews have pas...
Commentary For most of us in the West, the image we instinctively associate with women under Taliban rule in Afghanistan is the animated shroud known as the burqa, the only clue to their human...
Humour and woke culture cannot co-exist in harmony. In January 2020, the pitch-perfect satirical site, Babylon Bee, ran a story joking that Democrats had called for the American flag to be flown at h...
On Sept 10, an email from the office of Dr. John Newhook, Dean of the faculty of engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, was sent to the members of Dalhousie's fourth year engineering class....
The feminization of higher education is proceeding apace. According to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse in the United States, 1.5 million fewer students are enrolled in higher educati...
Cancel culture is now a trope that needs no explanation for all but the willfully uninformed in western countries. It began on university campuses, but didn't stay there. It is now a gigantic, unstopp...
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is a Colorado baker who would have been happy to bask in local recognition for the cakes he created, but instead became internationally famous for b...
On the question of whether or not Israel has a right to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people—a question that never arises about any other legally constituted nation with ethnic origi...
Commentary It’s been a difficult time of late for Jews everywhere. CombatAntiSemitism.org (CAM) reports that anti-Semitic incidents in the UK have increased 600 percent, while “dozens...
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...
Hamas can't win a military war against Israel, but every time they start one, the virus of antisemitism, for which there is no vaccine, and whose ever-more vicious strains spread farther and faster ...
Zachary Kuehner began his medical education in Thunder Bay and moved to St. John's in 2018 to specialize in family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). There he fell victim to a ru...