Gather 'round the Christmas tree

by Ted Byfield -- A wrangle over whether a Christmas tree should be permitted in the main foyer of an Ontario courthouse, raging for over a week and still unresolved as this more…

The return of anti-Americanism?

by Ted Byfield -- St?phane Dion, who came from fourth-place standing to win the leadership of Canada's Liberal Party early this month, declared immediate war on the minority Conservative government last week, more…

Have evangelicals accomplished nothing?

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's Christians have been trounced and their venture into the sacrosanct precinct of secular politics has proved a singular failure, brayed the heathen last week, after the House more…

No, I'm more anti-American!

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's Liberal Party, which dominated Canadian government through most of the 20th century, is choosing a new leader this weekend with what is widely viewed by Liberals as more…

When 'statesmanship' becomes 'capitulation'

by Ted Byfield -- When Canada's prime minister Stephen Harper proposed this week that Parliament formally declare the province of Quebec "a nation within a united Canada," he was acclaimed for "statesmanship," more…

Mark Steyn silences the left

by Ted Byfield -- Mark Steyn, a Canadian journalist and columnist widely read in the United States and Great Britain, whose current book, "America Alone," is an alarming portrait of a rapidly more…

Bobblehead Jesus and a shrinking church

by Ted Byfield -- In the early 20th century, a vigorous campaign for union was launched among Canada's major Protestant denominations. It climaxed in 1925 when the country's Methodists, Congregationalists and most more…

Global cooling? Bring it on!

by Ted Byfield -- As about six inches of snow fell on Calgary and Edmonton last week, and Fahrenheit temperatures plunged to the 20-above zero level and stayed there, the thoughts of more…

My part in the Hungarian Revolution

by Ted Byfield -- Stirring reminiscences celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution awakened some vivid memories of my own last week. Like several thousand other Canadians, our family played a more…