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Simply a politician

I was very pleased to hear that Greg Selinger is “simply a good guy” (“Simply a good guy” Oct. 7, 2009). I mean, really, who…


Thinking critically about pigs

Last March, I wrote a piece on pigs for the Manitoban, following the dispute in the campus center between the Winnipeg Humane Society’s “Quit-Stalling” campaigners…


Plaid! Parkas! Patriotism!

Assume for a moment that there is such thing as a “Canadian identity.” I, perhaps naively, would like to imagine that it is complex, subtle…




What would Gretzky do?

I recently drove to Minneapolis to hear Kevin Smith, of Clerks fame, give a three-hour talk on whatever was on his mind. The topic of…