Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

Opinion

Shannon Corregan: Wynne’s election worth talking about

Shannon Corregan: Wynne’s election worth talking about

Ontario’s provincial election is over and Kathleen Wynne will be sworn in as the province’s new premier on Monday. By this point, her win has been saddled with all the tired rhetoric that we used to describe electoral firsts.
Geoff Johnson: Project studies what makes a good teacher

Geoff Johnson: Project studies what makes a good teacher

The distraught Grade 11 student said she loathed a teacher because of how that teacher had marked up her essay. “Then see your counsellor and change to another class,” I suggested. “No, I can’t do that,” she said.
Hawaii’s friendliest 10K

Hawaii’s friendliest 10K

The day after we arrived in Honolulu, my husband spied in the newspaper a local 10K race. With him being a cyclist, the fact that the event also featured 35K, 75K and 100K bike rides made us both pause mid-Mai Tai.
Beautician on a Mission...

Beautician on a Mission...

That's me punching Jonathan ! Beautician Suzie Spitfyre finds her own beauty Sandra McCulloch / Times Colonist February 6, 2013 Suzie Spitfyre loves everything in life to excess.
David Bly: The sky is falling and no one seems to care

David Bly: The sky is falling and no one seems to care

The recent return of the Parti Québécois to power in Quebec has some people concerned about the stability of the country, but I’m worried about bigger things, such as the stability of the universe.
Les Leyne: Parliamentary reform idea resurrected

Les Leyne: Parliamentary reform idea resurrected

The first-term B.C. Liberals were mad keen about electoral and parliamentary reform. They brought in budget-transparency legislation that lessened the likelihood of monkey business.
Comment: Pension funds should belong to workers, not investors

Comment: Pension funds should belong to workers, not investors

Last week, the Supreme Court delivered another blow to beleaguered pensioners, ruling that Canadian law prioritizes bankers and hedge funds over retired people facing drastic reductions in their incomes.
Comment: Time to resuscitate mental-health services in B.C.

Comment: Time to resuscitate mental-health services in B.C.

In his column of Feb. 2, “No justice for the mentally ill caught in the cracks,” Jack Knox quotes Dr. Shabehram Lohrasbe as referring to sick people being spun through a revolving door or not getting treatment until it is too late.
Andrew Cohen: Gung-ho on Iraq, Harper cautious on Mali

Andrew Cohen: Gung-ho on Iraq, Harper cautious on Mali

On Feb. 5, 2003, Colin Powell went to the United Nations to make the case against Iraq. It was a theatrical performance, based on faulty intelligence and extravagant claims. It set the table for war. On March 20, the United States attacked Iraq.
Les Leyne: Missteps plague auditor-general issue

Les Leyne: Missteps plague auditor-general issue

How not to hire an auditor general: n The first step is to give the selection job to someone who isn’t up to it. It’s the responsibility of an all-party committee, and anyone chairing one needs a lot of finesse to get anything done.