Alberta Politics: In Flanders Fields? It’s time to encourage another generation of school kids to read some better poems from the Great War

PHOTOS: In Flanders Fields? The reality of the Great war’s battlefields: squalor, incompetence, mechanized industrial death. Below: John McCrae, and a Great War poet still worth reading, Wilfred Owen. A civilization that forgets its poetry is barely worthy of the name. Like fiction and unlike non-fiction, poetry is how a culture’s most profound truths are ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Could Someone Possibly Guilty of War Crimes Really Win a Nobel Peace Prize?

Social media has been buzzing recently over the announcement that the B’Nai Brith has put forward Stephen Harper’s name as a possible recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This prestigious award is presented to an individual or group of individuals who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the War on Alexandre

Alexandre Boulerice is one of my favourite MPs.He's a big guy, and when he gets up in the Commons and shouts at Stephen Harper, you can see the tyrant flinch wince wobble.Which is a spectacle I rather enjoy eh?So you can imagine how outraged I was to see Great Wobbly Leader launch an all out attack on ...