Is there an alternative? Would candidate Derek Chadbourne, who is a bike courier and runs a local repair shop, be any different?
Rick Salutin is a Canadian novelist, playwright and critic. He is a strong advocate of left wing causes and writes a regular column in the Globe and Mail.
The CBC and Conservative David Frum are like two ships passing in the ideological night, one being criticized for being too left and the other for being too right.
It's worth listening to what the people say, and not just to those who insult, demean and dismiss them.
June's G20 summit will mean a large downtown security zone with a three-metre fence, a system of passes and gates, a distant protest park, a holding pen for arrests and more police than the Olympics.
This week's parliamentary hearing was appealing because the major players were so unpractised.
Tipping points are a matter of opinion. In mine, the Canadian mission in Afghanistan has now tipped over and landed in Somalia in 1993. This was not supposed to happen.
"Did you learn anything?" asks the voice from beyond the grave as Tiger Woods stares into the camera in a new advertisement from Nike.
These are moments of myopia and amnesia: feel-good ops. Donor countries declared big donations -- a record, many of which will never be paid.
Ann Coulter cancelled her speech in Ottawa this week. No one did it to her. Police said there were so many protesters that they couldn't guarantee her security, but that's not the protesters' fault.
In 1992, our elites concocted the Charlottetown 'accord.' Then they made the mistake of letting the population vote on it.