MONTREAL — In a 2008 Commentary Magazine article, Ruth Wisse, who in her youth was a Jewish studies pioneer at McGill University, issued a warning to diaspora Jews: if Arab “rejectionism&r...
For seven months, since Oct. 7, university students have been enjoying revolutionary cosplay. Their faces swathed in Arafat scarves, they wave flags, demand Israel disinvestment, scream mantras premis...
Pock, pock, pock. That’s the sound of champagne bottles being opened throughout the West by people who care about children’s mental and physical health. They are celebrating the 338-page f...
According to a January report submitted to Israel’s Knesset regarding anti-Semitism around the world since Oct. 7, anti-Semitism is up 800 percent in Canada (higher than France, Germany, and the...
These two things are true, and everyone associated with elite sport knows them to be true: i) males who have gone through puberty (and even before to a measurable degree) are biologically advantaged o...
On March 20, La Presse published a cartoon, drawn by their longtime cartoonist Serge Chapleau, which depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a repulsive vampire — big nose, bald he...
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who will defend animal suffering as a value in itself. But few of us are animal rights absolutists—that is, who believe animals have the right not to b...
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) promotes its standards of care (SOC) as a lodestar for the treatment of gender dysphoria. Its devotion to the “affirmation&rdquo...
The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on Nov. 25. But its campaign runs until Dec. 10, a time frame that includes the anniv...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
In 2022, it became clear that our federal government has an antisemitism-linked funding problem. News stories over the last year featured such recipients of federal largesse as “anti-racist&rdqu...
It’s that time of year. My faithful readers deserve a break from my indignation about the sorry state of the world. So do I. We all need uplift, and I found plenty in the slim and fast-paced mem...
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...
The polls closed at 8 p.m. By 8:10, the networks were calling a CAQ majority government. In the end, Premier François Legault’s CAQ won 90 seats in the national assembly — 14 more t...
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...