The Western Star
VIBERT: The messy side of realpolitik
PAM FRAMPTON: The state locks you up, but no one is to blame
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Don’t forget your own history
Daphne Bramham: What's behind Michelle Obama's rock-star popularity
NICHOLAS MERCER: The internal struggle
Allison Hanes: Who's afraid of pitbulls? Everybody but Lise Vadnais
BLATCHFORD: Don’t blame SNC-Lavalin for lobbying so hard; blame Liberals' handling of it
Not quite dead yet, that SNC-Lavalin imbroglio. Christie Blatchford The Liberal-dominated justice committee did its best this week, slamming shut the door on any further hearings, least of all God forbid recalling the deposed attorney ...
COYNE: It's when you read details of media bailout that the chill sets in
If you weren’t careful, you might have missed it: a brief 160-word item, tucked deep inside the budget, labelled Supporting Canadian Journalism. Andrew Coyne Mostly it was a rehash of the measures already announced in November’s ...
VIBERT: Budget might calm Liberal nerves
The Liberals won the 2015 federal election by outflanking the NDP on the left, and this week’s budget served notice that they won’t stray far from that same basic playbook in 2019. When federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau finally got ...
OPINION: No excuse, and too much risk, to reject immunization
He died at five years old. Too young for school, but not too young for measles. He would become just another statistic for everyone but his grieving parents. They would have vaccinated him in a heartbeat, had such a safeguard been available. But ...
BLATCHFORD: Liberals shut down SNC probe with dazzling duplicity
It was just one more perfectly predictable, almost perfectly staged, extended selfie in the life of official Ottawa. Christie Blatchford Budget day in the nation’s capital, the cable news networks filled with spinners spinning, many ...
ATLANTIC SKIES: Spring arrives, along with a ‘supermoon’
Glenn Roberts Today marks the vernal equinox, the start to the spring season here in the northern hemisphere, officially commencing at 6:58 p.m. ADT/6:28 p.m. NDT this evening. Already the weather is beginning to mellow (at least ...
CARMICHAEL: Liberals leave themselves little recession wiggle room
Paul Martin, where have you gone? In 2015, the deficit slayer appeared with Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail, lending instant credibility to the Liberal upstart’s economic policy. Trudeau has repaid Martin for his support by ...
COYNE: Forget productivity, tax cuts or investment
The 2019 federal budget, like all recent federal budgets, is a tribute to the pleasures of endless economic growth. In the days when inflation was high, interest rates were volatile and growth was very stop and go, budgeting was hard work. Reining ...
BLATCHFORD: An ignominious finale for country's top civil servant
A week after news of the SNC-Lavalin imbroglio broke, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick gave a speech. Christie Blatchford It was about a week before he testified for the first time at the House of Commons justice committee, where ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: When email goes rogue
I’m beginning to think my email system has a mind of its own. I mean, it’s always had a thing about spontaneously deciding what I should read and what I should throw away, and for the last few years, it’s been ...