Conventional wisdom is Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s nutbar leader, has inadvertently painted himself into a corner by threatening thermonuclear war with South Korea and the U.S.
Peter Worthington, QMI Agency
Peter Worthington was one of three co-founders of the Toronto Sun and was its editor-in-chief for 12 years. Prior to that, for 15 years at the Toronto Telegram he covered mostly international crises, wars and revolutions, and opened the first Canadian newspaper bureau in Moscow. While on assignment, he witnessed the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. In WWII he was an air gunner with the Fleet Air Arm, and in the Korean war a platoon commander with the Princess Patricias. Peter died in May 2013 and was survived by his wife Yvonne, children Guy, Danielle and Casey, son-in-law David Frum and grandchildren Miranda, Nathaniel, Wilson, Jackson, Beatrice and Kathleen. He was 86.
By cancelling English-language programs in elementary schools, Quebec’s Parti Quebecois government seems intent on making citizens prisoners in their own province.
For the past month, Yvonne and I have been living in Mexico which, despite its ghastly record of drug cartel killings, is experiencing something of a tourist boom.
Until his celebrated charity boxing match with Justin Trudeau last March, all most Canadians knew about Sen. Patrick Brazeau was that he was supposed to be a black belt in karate, and that everyone (including himself) predicted he’d clobber Justin.
The remarkable thing about Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s celebrated hunger strike is that when she stopped it, after 44 days of fish broth, she looked as plump as she did when she started it.
In an article in the National Post, Cliff May wonders why in U.S. universities, there isn’t a field of study on “Islamology,” as there once was on “Sovietology” when the U.S.S.R. was a global threat, and in the business of subverting, spying, dominating, coercing and influencing public opinion.
It seems every year there’s a fuss by those who think advertising “Christmas” somehow denigrates non-Christian religions; nativity scenes of baby Jesus in the manger provoke lawsuits and complaints by civil liberties zealots.
Anytime all the leaders of federal political parties in Canada agree on an issue and act as one, it’s both unusual and newsworthy.
While it’s pretty hard for reasonable people to condemn Israel for retaliating to rocket attacks from Gaza, the UN Security Council will find a way to do it.
Arguably, the clearest message of the U.S. election that gave Barack Obama four more years in the White House is that the Republicans have lost touch with large segments of the American people.
When he was prime minister, the late Pierre Trudeau revelled in foreign travel – partly because he had wanderlust at heart, and partly because he enjoyed creating a sensation wherever he went and being adored by the public.
The U.S. election is five weeks away and right now anyone following (or trying to follow) the perambulations of the two campaigns — Democratic and Republican — is justified in being a bit bewildered.
If there was ever a good time to pull the plug on Dalton McGuinty’s minority Liberal government, that time is now.
If there is anything Canada does not need, it’s an Office of Religious Freedom, housed somewhere in the confines of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
An added tragedy to the suicide of Cpl. Stuart Langridge in Edmonton barracks in 2008, is not that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but that to the day he died he loved the army and relished being a soldier.
With the Quebec election due a week from tomorrow, Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois seems to be doing all she can to ensure that Jean Charest’s Liberals are re-elected for a record fourth time.
The scramble is on in the military for the next chief of defence staff — the highest rank in our military and the one who commands, controls, administers the Canadian Forces, and implements the government’s defence policies.
The protest movement that began about 17 months ago in Syria and steadily evolved into a rebellion, and then into a civil war, is now on the verge of being a war by proxy.