Rick Salutin

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 Toronto Star.

Columnists
May 11, 2001

Why Hockey Grips Fans

Violence simmers in hockey, then it bursts out, then it simmers some more. I'm always amazed at the number of people I go to hockey games with - many, given my circles, of a left-wing or even pacifis
Columnists
Apr 20, 2001

Just Don't Have Fun in Quebec

The worst thing Chrétien can say about the protesters is that they are going to Quebec to have a good time - as if enjoying yourself while doing something significant is unthinkable.
Columnists
Sep 26, 2008

In praise of weak leadership

<i>Maclean's</i> began its issue on "The Leaders" with: "That every federal election is about leadership is axiomatic." Well, axioms are worth challenging &#151; parallel lines never intersect, the f
Columnists
Sep 19, 2008

The piano man and the economic crisis

This week, I toured the rebuilt, expanded Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor Street in Toronto, between the new museum and the new Varsity Stadium. It's bright and busy, it hums (trills, rumbles, e
Columnists
Sep 12, 2008

Vote for Canada's election

Let me be clear. I was totally engaged by the U.S. election until it began. The runup &#151; the primary season &#151; was gripping, e
Columnists
Sep 5, 2008

The arts funding cloud

Personally, I think Stephen Harper is calling an election now to get out from under the arts funding cloud &#151; all the protests aga

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