The slow death of speech

“Say it in broken English.” - Marianne Faithfull While our new Prime Minister is wowing international media with his good looks, adorable family and sunny...

Unfunded liabilities

There’s a foreseeable threat to the financial well-being of Canadians. It is representative of failings found throughout our political system, our economic system, and...

The seeds of greed

“L’état, c’est moi,” Louis XIV, in a moment of grandeur candour. There’s a good reason why professional athletes are generally only signed for a few...

Where our gaze will take us

“What, me worry?” — Alfred E. Newman. The iconic gap toothed smile and insouciant devil-may-care attitude of the ginger everyman who graced MAD magazine covers...

The upper house needs renos

“Publish and be damned!” — Duke of Wellington daring a blackmailer. In the olden days, politicians, monarchs and autocrats could and would use their power...