Russell Wangersky: Consider the messenger as well as the message
Russell Wangersky: Naming names in court
VIBERT: Pulp fiction on a glorious summer weekend
Russell Wangersky: Of peace, calm and other elusive things
VIBERT: Our tenuous grip on democracy
Russell Wangersky: The talk at the general store is the same, but different
Russell Wangersky: Embracing your physical side
The light is going now, and I’m upstairs looking at how the maple leaves have come out on all the trees now. And I’m listening to B.B. King singing “I’ll Survive,” the notes climbing and falling on the ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Failing the refugee test
Think of it as a trial run. Or maybe as a test — that we’re failing. But one thing’s for sure — it’s only the warm up. Because warming up is going to be an even bigger test. Right now, the Western World is ...
VIBERT: Poverty high in the rich neighbourhood
Living in the wealthiest neighbourhood on the planet has its advantages. Canadians spend more time counting the blessings than cursing the shadows of their proximity to America and Americans. With Canada’s child poverty disgrace much in ...
REFOCUS: Pope Francis versus gay culture
The recent controversy in Chile, where Roman Catholic bishops and priests were found guilty of sexual abuse, has found its way to the Vatican and the Pope. The man at the centre, Juan Carlos Cruz, has met with Francis to explain his feelings. As a ...
VIBERT: Uneasy rests the target on front-runner’s back
Tim Houston has a target on his back and from all indications, he doesn’t wear it lightly. The presumed front-runner in Nova Scotia’s Tory leadership contest wouldn’t cede the top spot, but having it means he’ll continue to ...
Russell Wangersky: Suffer the children
If you have kids, there’s a heartbreaking moment you’ll recognize. That moment where you child looks at you with trust, when you take them to day care or perhaps the first day of school, when you put your best face forwards and force ...
VIBERT: Higher expectations from premier’s tweets
What, if any, are legitimate expectations of honesty and accuracy on what we call social media? Do the old standards of trust apply? For centuries, humans judged the veracity of what they heard or read based on the trust they placed in the source ...
VIBERT: Animosity congealing in PC leadership race
Still waters run deep but don’t be fooled by the apparent calm of the Tory leadership race. That’s surface tension and just beneath torrents are beginning to rage. All war is hell, but civil war is particularly vicious, and Nova ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Being truthful to constituents should be the law
It was an unusual message. New Brunswick's auditor general was talking about that province's dim financial outlook as it continues down a dismal path: this year marks its 11th straight deficit budget, and any attempt to slow the ...
VIBERT: Maritime men among the least healthy
It likely didn’t take a national survey to tell us that more than three-quarters of Maritime men are unhealthy slugs – most any Maritime woman would tell you that – but now that we have data, we’re supposed to do sometime ...