Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network

Anthony Furey is a national columnist for the Sun Media chain of newspapers. He was formerly the comment editor of the Ottawa Sun. He's also written for TIME, NY Daily News, Human Events and more. He's been a guest on Fox New Channel, BBC and can regularly be heard on talk radio.

Stories

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath talks about skyrocketing hydro rates as Greater Sudbury resident Maryse Gareau and MPP France Gelinas and look on in Sudbury, Monday October 17, 2016. (Gino Donato/Postmedia Network)

Give $2.6-billion hydro cash to the people: Horwath

“I’ve been dumpster diving,” a 59-year- old woman from Uxbridge called in to tell me. “My credit cards are all maxed out — I have three — trying to pay my hydro bills.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters during a press conference following the first federal leaders debate of the 2015 Canadian election campaign in Toronto, August 6, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

How the NDP became the villain

A shift has happened in Canadian politics and the big losers are social democrats.

Canada's Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Liberals back down on First Nations transparency

The Liberals just pressed pause on a law requiring First Nations politicians to disclose their salaries. This sends the message that the government sides more with aboriginal power-brokers than the average people on reserves.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokingly checks his watch during a Maclean's magazine town hall in Ottawa, Canada, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Trudeau’s Baltic blunder hurts our rep

European MPs are trying to teach Prime Minister Justin Trudeau geography, concerned that he can't identify Baltic nations. This is not a good situation to be in folks.

Justin Trudeau is greeted by Governor General David Johnston before being sworn-in as Canada's 23rd prime minister during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Take high road when criticizing Trudeau

Take the high road. It’s the best way conservatives can criticize Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and win friends along the way.

Liberal leader and Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, October 20, 2015. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Four things Trudeau will get right

We’re in this for the long haul. Well, at least for four years. While only 39.5% of the electorate voted for Liberal candidates, Justin Trudeau will be governing with a majority mandate.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau laughs in front of his campaign bus during a stop in Toronto, Ontario Oct. 13, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The truth about Trudeau

It’s almost as if there’s a pact among my colleagues in the media not to talk about it.

Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses while speaking during a campaign event at a factory in Stittsville, Ontario September 13, 2015. Canadians go to the polls in a national election on October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The moral need for conservatism

Another federal campaign, another missed opportunity to sell the moral virtues of conservatism.

A man walks past the Olympic rings before the opening of the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Monaco December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Olympic bid may raise more bills than boasts

Since 1980, the average cost overruns for the summer Olympics have been 252 per cent. It's one of the more alarming facts Andrew Zimbalist has to share with Canadians and taxpayers across the country thinking over whether Toronto should bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.

New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair responds to the government's plan to expand its military mission against Islamic State in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Stubborn Mulcair must appoint senators

The NDP continues to ride high in the polls and this week Leader Tom Mulcair is travelling across Ontario to keep building momentum.

New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Niki Ashton speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada must avoid Greek entitlement

It's a sad day in Canadian politics when a possible future cabinet minister applauds the latest news in the current Greek tragedy.

Conservative Member of Parliament Michael Chong tables an amended version of his private member's bill aimed at giving MPs more power, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Lousy politicians, not rules, are the problem

The number one sign that someone is unfit to hold public office is that they covet the job to begin with. Yet retail politics makes it such that they're the ones most likely to be controlling our legislative destinies.

City News reporter Shauna Hunt confronts a Toronto FC fan, identified as Shawn Simoes, right, on May 10, 2015 at BMO Field in this screen capture of a City News video. The incident at BMO Field involved Simoes and other fans who yelled "f--- her right in the p----" during the broadcast. (City News TV/Postmedia Network)

A tale of two sexists

Two recent stories of sexism in sports are receiving very different treatment.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne explains the changes on new beer rules and the selling of part of the hydro system on April 16, 2015. (Michael Peake/Postmedia Network)

Liquor boards all about 'control'

Canada’s byzantine booze laws generally follow the same rule as gun laws. As the saying goes, gun control isn’t so much about guns as it is about control. It’s an opportunity for others to control you and what you get up to.

A CF-18 Hornet fighter jet keeps pace with the CC-150 Polaris after refuelling for the next mission over Iraq during Operation IMPACT on February 4, 2015. (OP Impact, DND photo)

Make Iraq mission quick

It’s a good thing we didn’t go into Iraq a decade ago. As opposition leader, Stephen Harper fought Jean Chretien on this decision. But he’s since admitted it was the right move. It wasn’t our fight.