Mark Bonokoski, Toronto Sun

Mark Bonokoski

Toronto Sun

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Mark:

BONOKOSKI: Stuck in the middle of a developing history lesson

When the pandemic eventually gets its big rethink, it is hoped the global initial response to the viral outbreak will be seen as largely successful, even when its apparent shortcomings are exposed. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: From the ashes, anti-black racism gets heard across America

The fires in America are largely out, and the monied elites of Hollywood purportedly are posting bail for the thugs who were arrested. The Trump base, meanwhile, was putting out fundraising emails to celebrate that Saturday marked 150 days until November’s presidential election. Overnight, the anti-black racism movement finally took hold. As an older white […] → Read More

BONOKOSKI: From the ashes, anti-black racism gets heard across America

The fires in America are largely out, and the monied elites of Hollywood purportedly are posting bail for the thugs who were arrested.The Trump base, meanwhile, was putting out fundraising emails to celebrate that Saturday marked 150 days until November’s presidential election. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Self-isolation and anger are riding a handcart on the road to hell

As our collective governments extend our self-isolation by at least another month, we need to re-group, proportion our anger, and then move on.It will be a challenge. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: CBC jobs depend on kissing up to Liberals? Ask former CBC star

In the Twitter world stalked relentlessly by journalists, there was a significant flap over the weekend when the esteemed CBC foreign correspondent, Neil Macdonald, now retired, posted that CBC jobs were wholly dependent upon keeping the Liberals happy.The I-told-you-so crowd was elated, of course. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Are there enough hospital beds (or body bags)?

With COVID-19 relentlessly stalking us, diminished health-care funding by the federal government, and the provinces’ subsequent cuts in response, will be in the public’s crosshairs if something goes horribly wrong. So far, so good. Touch wood. In November, however, there were large rallies at Queen’s Park—mostly union-led—to protest Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s proposed “reckless” cuts […] → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Who votes, who doesn’t and some of the reasons why

Voter turnout in the 2015 election, which gave us the Pied Piper of Justin Trudeau leading the Liberals as if spellbound children, was the highest since 1993. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Crazy is as crazy does, so breathe deeply until the meds kick in

The latest fantasy among the Trudeau Liberals is their electoral promise to spend a piddly $6 billion over four years to improve access to a family doctor as well as mental health services.It’s truly laughable. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau’s first debate will be on racism, just not when it’s in French

There is no question the federal election debate on Oct. 7 — the first which the blackface-tarnished Justin Trudeau will anoint with his presence — will largely be about race.It is unavoidable.None of us can unsee what we recently saw. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Remembering Tori Stafford before the ‘system’ forgets her

It was a brutally miserable day in Ottawa — cold, freezing rain predicted, school buses cancelled — and therefore an apt setting to gather on Parliament Hill to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and protest a broken justice system. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Remembering Tori Stafford before the ‘system’ forgets her

It was a brutally miserable day in Ottawa — cold, freezing rain predicted, school buses cancelled — and therefore an apt setting to gather on Parliament Hill to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the barbaric rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and protest a broken justice system. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: MP all-nighter over Stink That Won’t Go Away

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his final budget before October’s federal election, it was supposed to be the white horse that the Trudeau Liberals would ride to certain victory.Thus far it has been lost in distraction, all but unnoticed. → Read More

BONO: Norman’s a code-named sea monster, and Duffy’s just the Ol’ Duff

While it has only hints of the curious car-wreck draw of the 2015 trial of the Ol’ Duff, the trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is no more wanted by the Trudeau Liberals in an election year than the Harper Conservatives wanted the similarly-timed inquisition of Sen. Mike Duffy. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Liberal MP Leona Alleslev slams Trudeau, crosses floor to Tories

In a bombshell move Monday, a rising star among the Trudeau Liberals crossed the House of Commons floor to join the Conservatives of Andrew Scheer, but not before delivering a scathing indictment of a government she accuses of failing the country.This came out of nowhere, the secret tightly kept. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Marijuana and military not exactly good match

Vietnam was the first rock ‘n’ roll war, as well as the first to be broadcast into our living rooms every night by journalists doing ride-alongs through hell. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: When Big Tobacco has a solid case, you know there’s trouble

Big Tobacco has been all but gelded, with the final cut coming with legislation demanding its cigarettes soon be sold in the drabbest of plain packaging and with the scariest of health warnings.Those cancer-riddled tongues? Bigger and bolder. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Justin Trudeau’s long-simmering disrespect of Doug Ford

Our holier-than-thou prime minister, his feminist halo more akilter by the day, had his first meeting Thursday with newly-elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford.It could not have gone even reasonably well. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau Liberals don’t know what’s one toke over the line

The proverbial horse, its swayed back loaded down with soon-to-be legal marijuana, is already out of the barn and yet the Trudeau Liberals are just now funding a study to determine how blitzed one can be behind the wheel before the cuffs come out. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: With ‘equalization’ payouts, nothing is safer than old sacred cows

So, the Trudeau Liberals, who complained loudly and often about the devious Harperites hiding money so deep in the budget that it would flummox Hansel and Gretel, now stand accused of sneakily burying their equalization payment mischief even deeper in the woods. → Read More

BONOKOSKI: The ‘here and now’ of Doug Ford as premier

Not even sworn in yet as premier of Ontario, Doug Ford has already shown voters that he is no pussyfooter.This is almost shocking, so accustomed are Ontarians to the kind of politicians who arrive at Queen’s Park full of piss and vinegar, and all revved up to slay dragons and change the world,... → Read More