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Vaccine apartheid spreading the same strain of racism

Vaccine apartheid spreading the same strain of racism

OTTAWA—Tell me anti-blackness is global without telling me anti-blackness is global. On Nov. 26, researchers in South Africa detected a new addition to the coronavirus family, a variant named omicron (B.1.1.529). It was first detected in Botswana but identified by...

The continued mystery of the NDP’s existence

The continued mystery of the NDP’s existence

OTTAWA—During the post-election lull between choosing cabinet and the Speech from the Throne, I ruminated on the political issues that have shaped the year. And increasingly—now perennially—one question always sticks in my mind and will continue to in the years to...

Cop out: climate pact a dereliction of global duty

Cop out: climate pact a dereliction of global duty

OTTAWA—“In a way, Boris Johnson was the perfect host for COP26. The British prime minister specializes in groundless optimism and empty pledges. The Glasgow climate summit produced plenty of both.” What an indictment of the fecklessness of the United Nations...

The online harms call is coming from inside the House

The online harms call is coming from inside the House

OTTAWA—Do the Liberals actually care about people who aren’t white and wealthy, or are they just performatively jumping through the hoops of social justice that ultimately put marginalized groups in further peril? Asked and answered, as evidenced by their proposed...

Canada isn’t ready for what comes next

Canada isn’t ready for what comes next

OTTAWA—We’re coming down the homestretch of this god-awful election and evidently the PPC aren’t the only ones with white male rage; Erin O’Toole and Justin Trudeau have turned particularly nasty, as both the gloves and the masks come off. This election has been...

White male rage always gets a pass

White male rage always gets a pass

OTTAWA—White men have a collective problem of violence and they need to take some personal responsibility and pull themselves up by their bootstraps. On Aug. 27, during the prime minister’s campaign stop in Bolton, Ont., the CBC reported, “dozens of angry protestors...