Conrad Black: Media mogul heads to trial

by Ted Byfield -- Hyped by full pages of preparatory newspaper coverage and copious advance billing on television, Canadians are set for what promises to be the biggest Canadian media event of more…

The Liberals' self-destruction

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's year-old minority Conservative government saw one of its bills defeated in the Commons this week, giving it ample grounds to resign and bring on an immediate election. more…

Whoops – Liberals picked a dud

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's long-entrenched Liberal Party appeared this week to have made a calamitous choice in its new national leader, Stephane Dion – a disaster that shows every promise of more…

Only left-handed court-packing allowed

by Ted Byfield -- After spending 14 years in office using the courts to make Canada the only country in the world where abortion is legal up to the moment of birth, more…

Domination of church by state

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's ideological left, confident of its control of academe, the Supreme Court and the federal Liberal Party, appeared this month ready to declare war on its most formidable more…

The failure of state 'compassion'

by Ted Byfield -- Around the turn of the 20th century, Canada's federal government, then in existence for less than 40 years, decided it must take over from the churches the care more…

Guilty until proven innocent?

by Ted Byfield -- Onetime international newspaper tycoon Conrad Black, a native Torontonian, has been pretty well ruined by American security regulators and prosecutors without ever being brought to trial. He also more…

Harper joins the Apology Parade

by Ted Byfield -- In the psychological strategies of Canadian politics, colors are becoming as important as facts. The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, for example, moved dynamically this month more…

Legalized polygamy, here we come

by Ted Byfield -- When Canada's Parliament last fall legalized same-sex marriage, the sponsors of the legislation were effusive in their reassurances that this was in no sense a precedent for polygamy. more…

Voice of traditional Christianity

by Ted Byfield -- The National Post, founded eight years ago by then-newspaper mogul Conrad Black to challenge the hitherto exclusive claim of the Globe and Mail to be Canada's "national newspaper," more…