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
Mar 15, 2019

Checking in on Bernie

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?
Columnists
Mar 9, 2019

Quit fretting over party disunity

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.
Columnists
Jan 19, 2019
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Brexit, now what?

Brexit is hard to take your eyes off, and not just in a slo-mo train wreck way. The issues are difficult, and the more you try to position yourself, the spikier they get.
Columnists
Jan 5, 2019
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An artless return

Comedian Louis C.K.'s unsettling comeback prompts reflections on motives for withdrawing from the spotlight -- and the temptation to return. In this regard, could C.K. learn from pianist Glen Gould?

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