Will Trudeau finally pay the price for his arrogance?

Indigenous leaders were upset about Trudeau's comments about his boxing match with Patrick Brazeau. Some called him arrogant; others, racist

Will Trudeau finally pay the price for his arrogance?Every political hack remembers where they were when the first black man was elected president of the United States, when Nelson Mandela was freed from a South African prison or (more recently, depressingly) when Donald Trump entered the White House. Those were big political events. Some of us even remember where we were when Liberal…

Multi-millionaire LeBron James embraces victimhood

The absurdity of a man worth hundreds of millions of dollars playing the race card is truly dismaying

As Game One of the NBA Finals turned into a runaway, ABC/ESPN (owned by Disney Corp.) decided to liven things up with a teaching moment. The otherwise excellent reporter, Doris Burke, was summoned court-side to remind everyone that LeBron James’s home had been spray-painted with the N word. James had already opined to media: “It goes…

No reason why an activist can’t be a columnist

Yes, it’s possible to be a columnist and activist. So why couldn't the Toronto Star countenance Desmond Cole and his stand on police carding?

No reason why an activist can’t be a columnistI’ve been writing columns since 1996. It’s a craft in which individuals often possess strong opinions, varied interests, articulate ideas and healthy doses of intellectual curiosity. What about activism, in the political sense of otherwise? This particular trait, which seems a logical fit, is now a matter of dispute due to the curious case of…

A tempest in a cultural appropriation teapot

For the CBC and others, a joke about cultural appropriation is more important than, you know, things like real racism

A tempest in a cultural appropriation teapotAll novelists are liars. Thieves, too. So said the late Mordecai Richler. My friend and I were in the dark at the back at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West, waiting to see the Minneapolis punk band Off With Their Heads. My friend had just told me the story of how, years ago, he…

America’s entrenched social chasm: revisiting the King riots

We're doomed to repeat cycles of anger as long as we live side by side without ever having the first inkling of what life is like for others

America’s entrenched social chasm: revisiting the King riotsTwenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1992, I first experienced what has since been called “two Americas.” I was fresh out of the insulated world of university and living in Los Angeles. I didn’t know I was about to have a front-row seat to the social disconnect and divide that can exist between citizens sharing the…

Dysfunction, incompetence plague York Region District School Board

Something’s rotten in York – and no trustee needs to fly off to exotic locales on professional development junkets to figure that out

Dysfunction, incompetence plague York Region District School BoardTORONTO, Ont. Feb. 22, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Don’t say the N-word in York, the community north of Toronto. They don’t want to hear it. No, not that N-word. The other one. Nancy. Until last week, Nancy Elgie was a trustee with the York Region District School Board. She had to resign her position after she…

Trudeau must be the leader who defies Trump

Trudeau must be a standard bearer for the globalist ideal, exploiting his political celebrity in the service of people cast adrift the world over

Trudeau must be the leader who defies TrumpNEW YORK, N.Y. Feb. 5, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must step up now to provide the voice needed by a world knocked off balance. U.S. President Donald Trump’s first days in office make it clear we can't afford the luxury of deference. The potential for global destabilization is real. Chaos is being sown and…

Maximum disruption, promise made and promise kept

Trump adviser Steve Bannon wants precisely the kind of chaos we're now witnessing, to bring the establishment crashing down

Maximum disruption, promise made and promise keptTORONTO, Ont. Jan. 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Let's make one thing clear: I am not defending Donald Trump. But I've got a couple observations to pass along that may give that impression. If so, my apologies in advance. That's not my intention. First observation: Sorry, folks, but Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do,…

Finding, within ourselves, the power to forgive

The new film Hidden Figures goes to the heart of racism in 1960s United States life and illuminates the path to justice through love

Finding, within ourselves, the power to forgiveOTTAWA, Ont. Jan. 17, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Visiting Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, I once overheard a black boy ask his mother: “Why were white people so bad to us?” The question was neither surprising nor unreasonable. The King Center’s detailing of racism’s history makes it a place – Yad Vashem…

Michelle Obama’s lament and the end of ‘hope’

What she's really lamenting is the loss of the guilt card they’ve played in the media to get their way politically and socially since 2008

Michelle Obama’s lament and the end of ‘hope’CALGARY, Alta. Dec. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ – It’s good to have hope for the holidays. It's harder to define what's meant by hope. There's the theological hope in the trinity of faith, hope and charity – associated with salvation resulting from the Christian grace of God. There's the very human hope of “I hope I get…