The streams of people crossing snow-laden fields, risking loss of fingers and life in the cold, have prompted a lively discussion about what to do about migrants circumventing our ports of entries at land borders.
Multiculturalism policy is a clunky, unfinished, official acknowledgement that there’s more to Canada than just white guys. Now it’s under assault.
Multiculturalism is a myth, built on the fallacy that all cultures are morally equivalent.
Several times this week I’ve been warned by supporters of M-103, the anti-Islamophobia motion being debated in Parliament, that if the motion fails even more Muslim youth will become radicalized.
Hundreds looked on as proud young men, decked out in crisp uniforms, led their parents onto the campus that will help unlock their future.
Where are all the daggers? The nefarious whisper campaigns?
When I mention to parents of younger children that I sometimes leave my nine-year-old daughter home alone, they often react like Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone - their jaws drop, their hands slap their cheeks, and a deep and horrifying shriek bursts from their lips.
Ends always justify the means for those striving to do good, no matter the cost to life, liberty and truth.
Last month, my colleague Laurie P. died of overdose, one of 116 fatal ODs in B.C. in January. She was a harm reduction activist and had a graceful, inclusive style of community organizing.
Standing in front of an auditorium of mostly white faces, the president of the Ontario Black History Society asked a group of elementary students what they knew of Black History Month. A precocious girl in the first grade raised her hand.
Politics: is there no escape? Partisan, divisive commentary now dominates nearly every public space. Politico and C-SPAN has spilled into our recreational outlets, flooding comedy, the arts and social media, drawing a tripwire around family dinners and office water cooler.
As the feds prepare to legalize marijuana, the task force appointed to conceptualize legalization has now recommended the drug be sold in plain packaging.
Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. Maybe your special somebody bought you flowers, or chocolates, or a 130-metre long car ferry. No? Perhaps your significant other is not shopping in the right places.
Tuesday the BC Liberals deliver their throne speech and the big question is how much Premier Christy Clark will prevaricate in pre-election promises.
Scathing reports from child welfare critics are not going to prevent future tragedies as that which befell 18-year-old Alex Gervais.
My good friend Jeff Louden was born on the Curve Lake First Nation.
Spring is just around the corner — or at least, Vancouverites are hoping that’s the case. With not just one, but multiple, snow storms wreaking havoc around the city in the past months, it’s safe to say that the people of Vancouver are done with winter. Still, it’s only a matter of time before we’re complaining about the rain again.
Of all the expensive and inefficient ways to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change, government subsidies to electric vehicle buyers are among the worst.
I'm not sure what was more of a shock -- the New England Patriots erasing a 25-point deficit and winning the Super Bowl or the announcement the following day that all six members of the Ontario Medical Association's executive committee were finally prepared to do the right thing and resign following a non-confidence vote at a special council meetin