What next? …after Canada’s Day of Truth and Reconciliation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation saw a national outpouring of grief and anger over indigenous residential schools, and the genocide of Canada’s aboriginal peoples. Now that the day’s drums are stilled, the joined voices of lament

MICHAEL WALKER of the Fraser Institute

DEBORAH JONES November 12, 2005 Michael Walker’s desk in his new office at the Fraser Institute is crammed between the door, a window and a ceiling so low that red tags flutter from overhead sprinklers, warning him not to bash his head.

Vancouver fights graffiti with graffiti

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July, 2005 The very first time he tried writing graffiti, Robbie, a talented teenager whose art has sold in galleries, blundered into Vancouver’s war on graffiti. As he and another high-school student spray-painted images on a seaside retaining

Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July 02, 1988 Halifax, NS, Canada —  In Halifax today, what used to be Africville , with all the rich and negative connotations of that name, is a little-used park on the windswept edge of Halifax harbor. From

Dear Americans: Enough, Already

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE August 19, 2017 Lacking ear plugs strong enough to block the din from America blasting the world, or a mega-phone loud enough to counter the babble, I’m resorting to two letters. Dear non-Americans: There’s a big world out

Reflections of a Canadian abroad as Canada turns 150

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA July 1, 2017 I never thought I would end up in rural Virginia, 40 miles outside Washington, DC. Never. I never thought I would live anywhere but Canada, or anywhere other than Nova Scotia, for that matter. But there

Singapore rocked by ruling family feud

ear Readers, I am taking a sabbatical from my weekly columns in Facts and Opinions in order to finish writing a book that I started a few months ago. The book is on matters very much in the news, so it needs

British Election Brings Mayhem

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 9, 2017 British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. Her gamble to call an early election in the expectation of strengthening her Conservative majority in parliament – and thus her clout in upcoming negotiations

Trump Cries Havoc! – Dogs (still) Kenneled

Dear Readers, I am taking a sabbatical from my weekly columns in Facts and Opinions in order to finish writing a book that I started a few months ago. The book is on matters very much in the news, so it needs

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