An economist’s modest proposal to address the obesity epidemic
Liberal and Conservatives have agreed that our criminal justice system should rehabilitate offenders — until now
Will the Trans Mountain pipeline and Kinder Morgan’s bid to increase oil tanker traffic sink Vancouver’s green ambitions?
Poet Pauline Johnson enthralled Victorian theatregoers with a stereotype-smashing spin on her Mohawk-English heritage. Along the way, she became Canada’s first postmodern celebrity
Forced solidarity in the waiting room
Is anti-bullying hysteria harming our kids?
Shortly before he died, the literary critic Northrop Frye foresaw an insidious cultural phenomenon: Canada’s “condominium mentality”
A federal task force proposes a financial literacy leader to teach us what we didn’t learn in school: how to manage our money
Printed books may be dwindling, but libraries across Canada are getting along fine without them
A misunderstood moment, now 200 years old, defines us as Canadians. A citizens’ guide to the War of 1812
Prophecies of impending doom — based on hard science as well as Scripture — abound. Where does our appetite for retribution come from?
How TransCanada Corporation changed the game for football fans in Nebraska
Reflections on a popular teacher with a dark secret. Do tighter sexual abuse laws help or hinder students?
The holidays can be saccharine, stressful, and often lonely, so it’s no wonder many Christmas tales contain a note of malice. The season, it turns out, has much in common with Halloween
A quiet meal at home becomes fodder for market research
Crows are harbingers of doom — and they’re taking over Ottawa
We’ve spent ten years asking ourselves what the events of 9/11 mean. Do we understand them any better now?
Modern-day hucksters are cashing in on vulnerable patients
On an iconic Toronto street, the past lives in the details
How bad metaphors are hiking up your Internet bill
How advanced stats have brought hockey’s underdogs into the limelight
A new chapter in the census scandal
Why Ultimate Fighting Championship will never measure up to Canada’s golden age of wrestling
An essay by a Canadian convicted of murder
Legalizing marijuana would benefit everyone: cops, taxpayers, and victims of crime. Everyone, that is, but the stoners
The Conservatives have positioned themselves as fiscal saviours, but slaying the deficit will be a cinch
Why public toilets matter
What Canada could learn from Islamic finance
The best Christmas gift is parental responsibility
Lost amid the violence and sensationalism of this year’s G20 summit in Toronto was an issue few wanted to confront: what if the black bloc protesters had a point?
The Conservatives have been turning the clock back on women’s rights — but you have to look closely to tell
The Brazilians have lately been looking north for opportunities. For our own good, we ought to return the favour
Survivorman’s Les Stroud taps into our twenty-first-century malaise and finds TV gold
Is our national anthem worthy of true patriot love?
There’s something disturbing about the overwhelming happiness of Canada’s teenagers
Will the G-20 stumble under its own weight?
Harper may be fond of kicking watchdogs, but he isn’t the first Canadian leader to skirt accountability
The Canada/US rivalry stymies health care reform
Science fiction contains worlds of wonder, but without love it’s lonely in space
And how Lady Chatterley wrote our obscenity law
Why you should resist the lure of book clubs
Rethinking the Holocaust in light of 9/11, my mentor, and my dad
The phenomenon of the male public apology hides the truth about men, shame, and silence
Our human quarrel with the clock
A meditation on the nature of time and a visit from an owl
My first memory of America is driving through the Black Hills of South Dakota on a hot August day in a black Chevrolet Corvair without air conditioning...