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Suzuki: Jail politicians who ignore science

David Suzuki delivered a scathing and powerful speech to a packed house at McGill Thursday night, calling on young people and business leaders to reverse the demise of ecology at the hand of shortsighted economic theory.

By Guest Column By Sarah Babbage- Monday, February 4, 2008 - Full Story

Hand washing and the Islamic Medical Association

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, it seems that in the jolly old land of England, a rapidly increasing degree of Muslim women health care workers are rebelling against hygiene practices set forth by the British Medical Association.

By Edward Zawadzki - Monday, February 4, 2008 - Full Story

Advocating killing Canadian soldiers; it’s the right of every Canadian

Among the millions of people who have immigrated to Canada in recent years is a little piece of trash named Salman Hossein. Hossein, a Bangladeshi-alleged Canadian university student with a lot of time on his hands, likes posting his views on the Internet.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, February 4, 2008 - Full Story

NATO’s Afghan Failure

We feel Stephen Harper’s pique. Maybe France, Germany and other so-called NATO allies will as well and heed the Canadian Prime Minister’s call to share the war-fighting burden in Afghanistan.

By Guest Column - Saturday, February 2, 2008 - Full Story

The tree that couldn’t die

Perry Thompson and his wife Nora Graham had a problem. The roots of a large Norway maple got into the foundation of their home causing damage to the pipes, walls and floors.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, February 1, 2008 - Full Story

A step back in time

In the summer of 1964,  I moved to Meridian, Mississippi, which then was a sleepy old-south town just getting acquainted with the 20th century.  In those days the town was completely segregated with separate schools for black and white kids and drinking fountains and public washrooms bearing the designations “colored only” and “white only”.

By Klaus Rohrich - Friday, February 1, 2008 - Full Story

A Taxpayer-Friendly Path Forward:

In its 2008-09 budget recommendations released today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling for the Ontario government to freeze spending, eliminate the health tax and begin debt repayment.

By Kevin Gaudet - Thursday, January 31, 2008 - Full Story

The Royal Bank of Canada, Nature Conservancy and the Multicultural Industry

To read the Royal Bank’s website, one might confuse this commercial goliath with the Sierra Club or Friends of the Earth. A bank that in 2006 had a net income of $4.6 billion presents itself as the Jolly Green Giant of corporate Canada.

By Guest Column Tim Murray- Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Muslim in Canada: Killing Canadians “best way”

Hate speech laws are dangerous, because jihadists and their allies will use them as much as they can to silence resistance to jihadist activities. However, there ought to be some way to limit the activities of this treasonous individual, just as no one would have tolerated the publication of a pro-Nazi newspaper in Toronto in 1943.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Blue hair and flip-flops

Proper modes of dress have been in the news lately. The city council of Vaughan; “the city above Toronto” where overtaxed Toronto businesses flee for refuge, recently debated a proper dress code for municipal employees. During a heated vote on Monday, the dress code passed and such attire as vinyl, tube tops and miniskirts are out. Boo hoo hoo cried some of the city councillors.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - Full Story

Banning drive-throughs: we have to keep just one

A British Columbia municipal councillor introduced a motion to ban drive-through businesses from opening in his bailiwick of North Vancouver. The proposed bylaw also calls for preventing the only existing drive-through restaurant from ever expanding.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, January 28, 2008 - Full Story

There are Lies and Then There are Damn Lies

Today I nearly fell off my chair after visiting the federal Conservative website and reading a press release issued this week. The funniest part of the whole site (funny in a rather sad way) has to be the verbal diarrhea they espouse on a regular basis.

By Myles Higgins - Thursday, January 24, 2008 - Full Story

Toll roads – at least we voted for them

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario has released a report this week on reducing gridlock in and around the province’s major centres. The report, written by Trent University Professor Harry Kitchen, recommends that tolls be imposed on the 400 series of highways, major expressways and just about any other road that Dalton’s little heart desires.

By Arthur Weinreb - Thursday, January 24, 2008 - Full Story

Montreal Muslims were recruiting in mosques for jihad before 9/11

Jihad recruitment in Montreal mosques. And what is being done about it? Any challenge being issued to Muslims in Canada to strike at the roots of this recruitment and explicitly renounce political Islam and Islamic supremacism? No

By Guest Column - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - Full Story

Ontario Cities Have Highest Property Taxes

A new report out of Edmonton shows that Toronto takes the dubious honour for having the highest property taxes in Canada. However, a few other Ontario cities place just behind it at the top of the list. Beleaguered tax-paying homeowners in Ontario have suffered from high rates for years, yet they are still facing large rate hikes this year. The Edmonton report is proof enough that municipal governments should hold the line on spending and give taxpayers a break.

By Kevin Gaudet - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - Full Story

Keeping American guns out of Canada

In less than a week, two innocent Toronto men were shot to death in the city that was once known as Toronto the Good. First, 42-year-old John O’Keefe was shot while returning from a few drinks at his favourite pub. As he was walking past a Yonge Street strip club, a couple of patrons that had been ejected from one of A-Rod’s favourite haunts fired in an attempt to hit the club’s bouncer. Two arrests were quickly made.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - Full Story

Jack Layton is a ghoul

NDP leader Jack Layton is up to his old tricks, using peoples’ personal tragedies to advance his political fortunes.  This time Jumpin’ Jack called a press conference at the corner of Broadview Ave. and Gerard St. E. to advocate a crackdown on gun crime in Toronto.

By Klaus Rohrich - Monday, January 21, 2008 - Full Story

Young jihadis are now “criminals”

Last week, the U.K. announced that they will take steps in an attempt to prevent young Muslims from becoming radicalized. It has been apparent for some time in the West that murder and mayhem from Islamic terrorists is just as likely to emanate from the so-called home grown terrorists as they are from those in the Middle East.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, January 21, 2008 - Full Story

Black Oriented Schools – How to hurt all Canadians

Here is what our young black men are faced with.  Please bear in mind we are talking about troubled young men who are at risk of failure and possibly becoming anti-social.  The majority of people designated as black, either by themselves or by our esteemed government, are hard working, succeeding people not particularly at risk.

By Dick Field - Friday, January 18, 2008 - Full Story

Law professors, MPs sign brief to free Khadr

Former attorney general Irwin Cotler among those asking Guantanamo judge to recognize him as child

By Guest Column Michelle Shephard- Friday, January 18, 2008 - Full Story