A gorgeous, nostalgic new book marks the 50th birthday of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. The pastiche quality of the book also reflects the collective emphasis in the institution's origins.
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.
The SNC-Lavalin drama has focused on abstract moral principles like truth, justice or rule of law. It may be more fruitful to discuss moral issues by examining specific effects on people or groups.
The ability to be surprised is one thing that can keep us going in dispiriting times. Mueller may have made his contribution to the cause.
Mainstream media continue to make a commendable effort to ignore Bernie Sanders in the hope he'd vanish. Then the polls appear and he and Biden are far ahead. Joe they get, but Bernie?
There's way too much stressing in Ottawa over loyalty to the leader and party unity. Intra-party disruptions and disagreements are often signs of a functioning democracy.
Wilson-Raybould's take on the SNC-Lavalin affair reminds us of deep political double standards and Canada's flagrant disregard of Indigenous sovereignty.
Doug Ford's tax cuts will lower provincial revenues by $22 billion, necessitating spending decreases. Will it diminish the critical thought Ontarians give to public issues?
I'm not saying this is what Jody Wilson-Raybould was thinking, or even that it's what she might've been thinking, or that it could've affected her decisions. But it's a useful thought experiment.
What's that crisis in Venezuela about -- in which Canada has meddled so unbecomingly? It's hard to say, because our policy is more hypocritical than principled.
I've developed a new respect for hypocrisy in light of B.C.'s Burnaby South byelection. Not long-lived I hope, but special to this cruddy moment.