Gary Mason, The Globe and Mail

Gary Mason

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Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Gary:

Opinion: The three words a court wouldn’t allow Jody Vance to say to her online abuser

When other victims see the pathetically light sentence that Ms. Vance’s aggressor received for years of harassment, it will make even more of them question the wisdom of trying to bring their perpetrators to justice → Read More

Opinion: Fox News continues to rot at its core, with only itself to blame

The network decided it was more important to pander to a mob it had helped create than to make their viewers face the facts about the 2020 U.S. election → Read More

Opinion: In Calgary, Rachel Notley gears up for the fight of her life

The path to election victory for both the NDP and the United Conservative Party goes through Alberta’s oil-and-gas executive centre → Read More

Opinion: B.C. and Alberta budgets reflect critical challenges in health care

Both provinces share the same problems: acute shortages of nurses, doctors and other front-line workers → Read More

Opinion: The unconscionable horse slaughter we need to end now

Why does this country allow draft horses to be bred on feed lots and loaded into crates before being loaded into the cargo bay of a plane and shipped off for slaughter? → Read More

Canada hopes to double the number of players on golf’s biggest stages. Here’s how

2022 was one of the most successful years for Canadian professional golfers, but Golf Canada has a plan to have 30 Canadians holding PGA Tour or LPGA Tour cards by 2032 → Read More

Opinion: Danielle Smith should abandon her terrible orphan oil well plan for Alberta

The Alberta Premier’s past association as a lobbyist for a policy many believe is not in the province’s best interests makes many rightly uncomfortable → Read More

Opinion: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have entitlement problems. Big ones

If the leader shows disregard for our country’s laws, why should any of those who follow him pay heed to them? → Read More

Opinion: The jarring echo in a recent Pierre Poilievre speech

The Conservative Leader’s recent address to caucus was reminiscent of the 1984 U.S. Democratic Convention → Read More

Opinion: How should the media treat Trump? Like the menace to democracy that he is

The former U.S. president has eroded faith in American institutions with baseless conspiracy theories. Coverage of him should reflect that → Read More

Opinion: Random acts of violence? Better get used to it

Sadly, the best advice for many, in Vancouver, Toronto, or elsewhere, is simply: be on your guard → Read More

Opinion: Preston Manning’s COVID-19 panel appointment is a $253,000 travesty

Normally, there would be outrage over such a partisan, biased appointment. In Alberta, people just shrug → Read More

Opinion: As Alberta Turns: The greatest soap opera in Canada

A misreading of a briefing memo for a federal cabinet minister has inflamed Alberta again – in no small part thanks to Premier Danielle Smith → Read More

Opinion: It’s due time that Canada called Russia what it is: a terrorist state

If our government is too nervous to say that Moscow’s brazen attacks on civilians in Ukraine constitute terrorism, then what even qualifies? → Read More

Opinion: How much do Alberta’s politicians really care about climate change?

Justin Trudeau’s doubts over Alberta’s climate-policy commitment have sparked outrage – reflecting the province’s war position as Ottawa’s ‘Just Transition’ bill looms → Read More

Opinion: We have questions about Pierre Poilievre’s passport story

Many are skeptical of the Conservative Leader’s tale about a man who has been waiting 10 months for a passport → Read More

To no one’s surprise, UBC botches Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s departure

UBC confirmed that it no longer employs Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, but will not comment on why due to ‘privacy’ concerns → Read More

Opinion: It’s not racist or xenophobic to question our immigration policy

You can be pro-immigration and still ask whether in attempting to solve one problem, we are creating others → Read More

Opinion: Media, public outrage is all that kept junior hockey sex scandal from being quietly swept away

The police took the matter more seriously in response to the countrywide outcry over the story → Read More

Opinion: The real agenda behind Alberta’s sovereignty act

The province has laid the groundwork for a referendum on its place within Canada, and it’s all by design → Read More