A refugee reaches out to help Fort McMurray’s displaced

Part of Basel Abou Hamrah' desire to help is prompted by a need to give back to Canadians who helped him

A refugee reaches out to help Fort McMurray’s displacedHAMILTON, Ont. May 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - For Basel Abou Hamrah, the difference between an evacuee and a refugee is a simple matter of months and of who is helping whom. Four months ago, on New Year’s Eve, the 27-year-old Syrian accountant arrived in Edmonton as one of the refugees being helped to resettle here…

Tom Mulcair: the New Democrat nobody knew

Mulcair was never someone who could win

Tom Mulcair: the New Democrat nobody knewHAMILTON, Ont. April 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Showing the pride and impenetrably thick hide of the best political performers, NDP leader Tom Mulcair ignored his own deep wounds to savage the Liberal government in the Commons this week. He was fresh from crippling betrayal by his party at a weekend convention in Edmonton. Yet…

Fatuous progressive thought simply self-serving

Why are so-called progressive thinkers so afraid of sharing and legitimately debating ideas?

Fatuous progressive thought simply self-servingHAMILTON, Ont. April 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ - At the recent Broadbent Institute conference, progressive icon Gloria Steinem dropped a clanger that rates high among the most fatuous thoughts of this addled decade. “The power of the State,” Steinem opined, “stops at the skin.” Even in this moment of Donald Trump turning political speech into…

Understanding our deep political differences

Distorting the true religious sense leaves us with sharp social divides and opens the door to politicians like Donald Trump

Understanding our deep political differences//  political differences  political differences [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/understanding-deep-political-differences/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/religion/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]religion[/popup] and political differences [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. March 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks roots today’s religious violence in the soil of ancient heresies. By doing so, he gives us fresh…

Assisted suicide a deadly new form of normal

The Supreme Court's Carter decision set the floor, not the ceiling, according to one proponent

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/assisted-suicide-a-deadly-new-form-of-normal/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on assisted [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-suicide/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]suicide[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/palliative-care/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]palliative care[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Feb 4, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Euthanasia? Assisted suicide? There’s an app for that. Or there soon might be, the executive director of…

Will anyone even notice when newspapers are gone?

Newspapers now seem so irrelevant to civic life that not even nostalgic moneybags want to preserve them

Will anyone even notice when newspapers are gone? newspapers [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/will-anyone-even-notice-newspapers-gone/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/business-media/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]newspapers[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Jan. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ — Thirty-five years ago, bankruptcies of two major daily newspapers prompted such concern across Canada that a royal commission was struck to inquire into the future…

Justin Trudeau’s vision of Canada lacks substance and clear intent

We should not equate change with progress, but we should expect real leadership from our prime minister

Justin Trudeau’s vision of Canada lacks substance and clear intent//  trudeau  trudeau [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/justin-trudeaus-vision-of-canada-lacks-substance-and-clear-intent/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/justin-trudeau/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Justin Trudeau[/popup]   [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Jan. 24, 2016/Troy Media/ - Justin Trudeau’s penchant for platitudes masks an unwillingness – or inability – to tell the difference between progress and change. Waggish…

Quebec thumbs its nose at Supreme Court

Quebec doesn't feel legally bound by Canada's separation of powers regarding criminal law

Quebec thumbs its nose at Supreme Court//  supreme court, quebec  supreme court, quebec [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/quebec-thumbs-its-nose-at-supreme-court/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on assisted [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-suicide/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]suicide[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/eye-on-quebec/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Quebec[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] HAMILTON, Ont. Jan 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - An early surprise of 2016 has to be the failure of…

Saul Bellow was born 100 years ago this month

To Canadians’ shame, Canada’s greatest novelist’s centenary has been met with silence

Saul Bellow was born 100 years ago this monthDownload this column on Saul Bellow for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use HAMILTON, ON Jun 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Only a forgetful silence has marked this month’s centenary of the greatest of all Canadian-born novelists. Yet those who care to remedy such a state of affairs still have time…

A decent man’s daughter takes the helm in Alberta

Grant Notley bequeathed to his young daughter the idea of standing and fighting for a coherent set of beliefs

A decent man’s daughter takes the helm in AlbertaDownload A decent man’s daughter takes the helm in Alberta for your publication or website HAMILTON, ON, May 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - On an October day three decades ago, I watched aboard a plane taxiing for takeoff at Edmonton’s Municipal Airport as the body of then NDP leader Grant Notley was off-loaded from another…