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Sudbury Liberal opponents grasp at straws with OPP's help

When you tell someone they're not going to be your party's candidate in an upcoming byelection, that you're going to appoint someone else if they even try to run, but let's look at the bigger picture and consider not only what's best...Show More Summary

Two great films up for Golden Globes tonight: 'Selma' and 'Pride'

I have been busy lately catching some 2014 films I missed last year. Scene from 'Selma' The most recent viewing was director Ava DuVernay's superb 'Selma,' (pictured on the right) which chronicles the efforts of many led by the late Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Wouldn't be nice to have a Prime Minister who didn't try to take political advantage of terrorist tragedies?

The events this week in Paris were horrifying. It's true that the West is currently being targeted by Jihadist militants, some isolated and deranged, some well-funded and trained. Our values of freedom of expression and equality are incredibly important and our support for those values cannot waiver in the face of these evil threats. Show More Summary

Tuesday round-up: Harper finally meets with Wynne; Sudbury byelection looms

It's about time! After months of dumb stubbornness, Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally relented and met yesterday with Ontario's duly elected premier, Kathleen Wynne.She only got less than an hour with him to discuss the many important issues facing the province and the country. Show More Summary

My favourite 2014 films...

Scene from 'Boyhood' My Top Ten Films of 2014: 1) Boyhood (One of my favourite directors, Richard Linklater, finally looks poised to win big at the Oscars with this gem of a film, shot with the same actors over 12 years, showing theShow More Summary

2nd openly LGBT Canadian premier on the horizon in 2015

University of Prince Edward Island President Wade MacLauchlan in his Charlottetown office.(Nina Linton For The Globe and Mail) 2015 may also bring a second openly LGBT premier in Canada: Prince Edward Island's Liberal Party seems poised...Show More Summary

My early 2015 federal election prediction

I'm extremely proud that I was able to predict way back in the fall of 2013 that Kathleen Wynne would win re-election with a majority government in Ontario. Good friends can attest to my accuracy. At the time, the main elements thatShow More Summary

Stephen Harper's taxpayer-funded campaign of lies against marijuana backfiring...

Stephen Harper is being taken to task a lot lately for spending $600 million of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars on 'Government of Canada' advertising that does little more than promote his own partisan interests.The latest and most blatant...Show More Summary

Let's dissect Andrew Coyne's little lies and bad arguments...

Columnists are not reporters. Facts are less important to them than spouting off on their biases. They're not supposed to outright lie in their commentaries. They can omit important facts that may destabilize their arguments. But to misrepresent the facts openly should be a no-no. Show More Summary

Harper continues to snub Wynne; I guess he thinks he has too many lesbians in his life?

Stephen Harper is proving he can be as classless as the worst of men. I'm tired of his petty arrogance being described as "competence" and "good judgment" by his supporters and apologists.The man was never much of a leader and simply lucky, taking advance of opportunities handed to him on a silver platter. Show More Summary

Poland makes history by electing its first openly gay mayor, Robert Biedron

Poland makes history by electing its first openly gay mayorWonderful news! Gay rights campaigner Robert Biedron has pledged to ditch the limos and ride a bike 01 December 2014 | By Joe Morgan Poland has made history by electing the country's...Show More Summary

Hey Kathleen Wynne! This is wrong: Catholic school principal shuts down Grade 6 students' project on gay rights

Polly Hamilton, left, and Quinn Maloney-Tavares, both 11, wanted to do a social justice school project on gay rights, but their principal at an Ottawa Catholc Catholic School vetoed the idea. I'm getting really tired of Catholic school...Show More Summary

The sensational 'The Way He Looks' plays at Toronto's Brazil Film Fest this Saturday...

Opening scene from director Daniel Ribeiro's 'The Way He Looks' I sadly missed a previous Toronto screening for Daniel Ribeiro's feature film 'The Way He Looks,' at the Inside Out festival back in May. That's why I was thrilled to learn...Show More Summary

Rob Ford still lying and delusional to the end...

Simple minds cling to their simple talking points:“These guys are getting fully loaded... It’s nonsense....I’ll be on them. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”Despite everything the jackass Rob Ford put Toronto through the...Show More Summary

Campaign for Harper's climate change denier in Whitby-Oshawa now complains about political smears

It's extremely rich of Harper Conservatives to be complaining about political smears coming from their political opponents in the Whitby-Oshawa byelection, which takes place tomorrow to fill the seat formerly held by Jim Flaherty. The...Show More Summary

By-elections show federal NDP is no longer a national force or real alternative to the Conservatives

I'm disappointed that Canada has another climate change denier going to Ottawa in Pat Perkins, the new Conservative MP for Whitby-Oshawa. But I was impressed with the ability of Liberal candidate Celina Caesar-Chavannes to increase her party's support from 14% in 2011 to 41% yesterday. Show More Summary

Sunday round-up: the confusing Horwath hangs on; gorgeous 'Malificent' star hints at bisexuality...

This Martin Regg Cohn opinion piece pretty much sums up most of my thoughts on Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, whose unfortunate leadership was renewed yesterday by skeptical NDP delegates at their Toronto convention. She may have...Show More Summary

Justin Trudeau to protesters: 'Take a minute to explain'; Harper would've had them tackled and arrested

What a remarkable contrast! As we know, Stephen Harper has such tight restrictions at his events, only card-carrying Conservatives with long party histories can get in. No one except the most elite gets anywhere close to him. And most definitely, uninvited guests or average Canadians get zero chance to interact with him, let alone speak to the crowd. Show More Summary

I'm with Greg Sorbara on ending separate school funding in Ontario

I could write today about Russia's latest petty move in that country's despicable campaign against LGBT people by removing a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs in St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay. Show More Summary

John Tory wins! Homophobic school trustee Sotiropoulos loses! Toronto moves forward!

I'm glad that John Tory won the Toronto mayoralty and that the Ford era is now over. I hoped to see more progressive councillors get elected across Toronto, but sadly the power of incumbency in many places is tough to beat. Kristyn Wong-Tam won in my ward, which is great. Show More Summary

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