Opinion

William Lyon Mackenzie King. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Public Archives)

Questions of 'loyalty' hide hatred and bigotry

Seventy-five years ago this week, William Lyon Mackenzie King told his diary, "This is the most crucial moment in all the world's history." On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the Canadian prime minister, like everyone else, watched the world change overnight.

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Ontario's Gritville wins, while Toryland struggles

Toronto has gotten the vast majority of new jobs in Ontario since the last recession, and in parts of the province the decline that started eight years ago has never ended, says a new report from the Fraser Institute that explains a whole lot about what's going on in our provincial politics.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Conference for Toronto elementary school teachers in Toronto, on Friday December 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Liberals must ensure pipelines are built

The Justin Trudeau government has delivered some good news for Canadians who want a prosperous economy -- the kind that has the money to support programs the public relies on. The approval of two pipeline projects offers hope that Canada can reduce its dependence on the United States as essentially its only oil customer and fetch a better price fro

A triple lutz does not represent human misery

Creating art always involves taking a risk. Art can be a platform to challenge and provoke. It can expose corruption or celebrate achievement. Art can connect audiences emotionally to a past that should not be forgotten. Or it can fall flat on its face.

Universities lose way in quest for real truths

This month, the University of Toronto undertook what should be the norm in all academic environments: It held a debate on gender identity and gender expression in Canadian legislation, and, more specifically, whether or not professors, or any citizen for that matter, should be compelled to use made-up, gender-neutral pronouns.

Fighter jet farce leaves Liberals in awkward spot

You'd think, given the volume of chatter in the House of Commons over the past decade, that RCAF pilots -- one of whom died Monday, tragically, in a training accident in Cold Lake, Alta. -- would be flying X-wing fighters out of Star Wars by now, and not a ragtag fleet of 1980s-vintage refurbs that were new when many members of the current Parliament were children.

U.S. election hacking probe needed

New York magazine reports "Hillary Clinton is being urged by prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump."

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