Linda McQuaig

Apr 17, 2006

Dismantling the gun registry: How curious

There's a curious inconsistency in the credo of those — including Stephen Harper — who want to crack down on crime. While they're keen to increase jail times — a keenness likely to inc
Feb 6, 2006

Harper can still do a lot of damage

There was an almost audible sigh of relief in many parts of the country when Stephen Harper was denied a majority government. After all, how much damage can even an earnest right-wing ideologue do wi
Jan 30, 2006

Hamas election will test Harper's diplomacy

Right-wing commentators routinely insist that Canada is a nation in decline, that we no longer command respect on the international stage. Beefing up our military spending is their usual solution. In
Jan 16, 2006

Harper will cater to whims of wealthy

More than 600 people filled the hall in downtown Toronto last Thursday night to watch what promised to be a contentious all-candidates debate about Canada's role in fighting poverty, both at home and
Jan 9, 2006

Political animal can't hide neo-con spots

With a co-operative media, Stephen Harper has managed to render largely invisible his links to a cabal of right wingers determined to transform Canada in the way their American counterparts transform
Dec 19, 2005

We should speak truth to power more often

There's a school of thought that feels, even when the U.S. does bad things in the world, we should look the other way and keep our eyes cast demurely downward. If Washington chooses to invade Iraq, t
Dec 12, 2005

Keep for-profit centres at bay

There are more than one million preschoolers in Canada whose mothers work outside the home. Do we know what's happening to these kids while their mothers work? We should. What's happening to them wil
Dec 5, 2005

Emissions don't respect borders

No doubt some people would adamantly deny the need for mandatory worldwide action against climate change, even as freezing flood waters engulfed them. This scenario is no longer far-fetched. As we e


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