Tom Blackwell, National Post

Tom Blackwell

National Post

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Tom:

Why Ontario man faces murder charge for defending his home, while a N.S. man doesn't

An Ontario case raises the question of how far Canadians can go to protect themselves and their property from attack — and avoid charges → Read More

Despite year of killing Ukrainian civilians, Russia avoids being officially labelled a terrorist state

Canada is being pressed to call Russia a state supporter of terrorism, which would let Canadian victims pursue Russia in courts here. → Read More

Former Canadian already jailed two years as Hong Kong 'subversion' trial begins

Alvin Yeung was arrested under the city's National Security Law and has already been imprisoned two years. → Read More

First Nations owed over $100 billion under 1850 Ontario treaty: Economist

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winner, is testifying in a Sudbury courtroom. → Read More

First Nations owed over $100B under 1850 Ontario treaty: Nobel-winning economist

Star economist Joseph Stiglitz is testifying why First Nations may have been short-changed under a revenue-sharing treaty signed in 1850. → Read More

Acclaimed ex-CBC journalist dies after latest random assault on Toronto streets

Toronto has been gripped in recent weeks by a string of seemingly random attacks on the streets and on transit vehicles. → Read More

EI justified in denying benefits to man fired for not getting COVID vaccine, court rules

'(He) will find this result frustrating, because my reasons do not deal with the fundamental legal, ethical, and factual questions.' → Read More

Activists push for official recognition of Hinduphobia but some Hindus call it a political ploy

"We think it’s extremely disingenuous and inaccurate to suggest that Canadian Hindus face systemic Hinduphobia," one skeptic says. → Read More

Gym target of 'ludicrous' human-rights complaint for following Ontario COVID rules

Ontario man alleges Hub Climbing discriminated against him for not being vaccinated against COVID when proof of immunization was required. → Read More

Ruling ordering Ottawa to bring Canadian ISIL suspects home sparks security debate

'What really has irked me is the fact the supporters of these men and women have portrayed them as victims that need to be rescued' → Read More

Canadian firm unearths new details on how its engine ended up powering Iranian drone in Ukraine

Bombardier determined the part was not sold to Iran or Russia by any of its authorized distributors, suggesting a more shadowy supply chain → Read More

How Canadian schools aid students’ gender transition without family consent

Boards are urging schools to both automatically honour request to change a student’s name and pronouns, and not to tell parents if requested → Read More

No charges for home-invasion stabbing death in latest test of self-defence law

A 26-year-old man had been stabbed to death, the victim of what the medical examiner later deemed to be a homicide → Read More

How a B.C. hairdresser emerged from mental-health crisis as one of TikTok’s highest-paid stars

After years of depression and anxiety, Collins took up the advice to download a growing social-media app. It transformed her life. → Read More

U.S. considering ban on TikTok as experts warn China could use it for spying. What will Canada do?

Experts warn the app could provide China with a gold-mine of data on users in the West, and a tool to manipulate public thinking → Read More

Mystery surrounds firm that chartered Canadian plane found with cocaine in Dominican

There are unanswered questions about the attempt to smuggle 210 kg of cocaine — worth $25M — on a flight from Dominican Republic to Toronto → Read More

'People did this to us': Canadian airline alleges video shows moment cocaine placed on plane

The Canadians were held several days in tiny jail cells and then barred from leaving the Dominican Republic for almost eight months → Read More

Why China is sticking with zero-COVID despite protests and economic havoc

The answer, say medical experts and China watchers, lies in a blend of ideology and virology. → Read More

Airline crew held in Dominican Republic after reporting hidden cocaine returns to Canada

The Canadians discovered cocaine stashed on their plane and were arrested and sent to jail when they reported it to Dominican authorities → Read More

How a corrupt Dominican senator, sanctioned by U.S., is blocking a Canadian gold mine

After seven years, Goldquest is still waiting for approvals for its mine, a target of protests led by Dominican Senator Felix Bautista. → Read More