wRanter.com: It’s time to mend fences in the Jewish community

When we sat down in early summer to discuss how we’d cover what was expected to be a five-week fall campaign, CJN editor Yoni Goldstein asked me to write a weekly column about election topics of Jewish interest. The idea – a departure from past practice of mostly limiting ourselves to rather pedestrian riding profiles ...

wRanter.com: A national icon takes his leave

One of the questions I posed in this space a few weeks ago was: who will be the next big-name Jewish MP? With apologies to Joe Oliver, Canada’s first Jewish federal finance minister, what I may subconsciously have been asking is who will be the next Irwin Cotler, now that the 75-year-old Mount Royal Liberal ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: News For Jews: Save The Canadian Jewish News And Pam Geller Gets Boot From Thornhill Synagogue

Bernie Farber writes of  the on-line petition to rescue the Canadian Jewish News, which will otherwise cease publication come June 20th: Today for perhaps the first time in our young history as a Jewish community in Canada we may be without a trusted journalistic Jewish voice.To be sure voices are being raised. To my utter ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The End Of The Canadian Jewish News

With great sadness, I have to announce that The Canadian Jewish News will cease publishing its printed newspaper with its June 20 edition. I never dreamed that I would be writing this. No nightmare of mine envisioned it. For some time, we have known of the ravages that printed newspapers and magazines have been experiencing ...

Politics and its Discontents: Thomas Mulcair’s Stance On Israel

Thomas Mulcair, who has just been endorsed by The Star as the best candidate to lead the NDP to power, is an MP I became familiar with during the lead-up to the last federal election. A frequent guest on Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics, the member from Outremount impressed me with his fierce intelligence and ...