Opinion

A truck unloads garbage on January 21, 2016 at the city's landfill site on Mohawk Street in Brantford, Ont. (Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network)

Ontario plan to cut waste won't be cheap or easy

The Ontario government is planning a total revamp of the province's garbage-handling programs, from blue boxes to fluorescent bulbs to kitchen scraps, hoping to cut the waste we make by 80 per cent over the next 35 years.

Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada, was photographed in the company's Calgary office in front of a map of the Trans Mountain pipeline route on December 20, 2016. (GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA)

There's a limit to protests by pipeline opponents

In November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Canada, and particularly Alberta, an early holiday present of not one, but two oil pipeline project approvals: the Trans Mountain expansion and the Line 3 replacement project.

A triple lutz does not represent human misery

Creating art always involves taking a risk. Art can be a platform to challenge and provoke. It can expose corruption or celebrate achievement. Art can connect audiences emotionally to a past that should not be forgotten. Or it can fall flat on its face.

Universities lose way in quest for real truths

This month, the University of Toronto undertook what should be the norm in all academic environments: It held a debate on gender identity and gender expression in Canadian legislation, and, more specifically, whether or not professors, or any citizen for that matter, should be compelled to use made-up, gender-neutral pronouns.

Fighter jet farce leaves Liberals in awkward spot

You'd think, given the volume of chatter in the House of Commons over the past decade, that RCAF pilots -- one of whom died Monday, tragically, in a training accident in Cold Lake, Alta. -- would be flying X-wing fighters out of Star Wars by now, and not a ragtag fleet of 1980s-vintage refurbs that were new when many members of the current Parliament were children.

U.S. election hacking probe needed

New York magazine reports "Hillary Clinton is being urged by prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump."