Barbara Amiel

Barbara Amiel is an author and columnist presently living in Toronto.

Amiel: Why the CBC needs new blood

Evan Solomon was fired due to a selective reading of the CBC’s standard, writes Barbara Amiel—proving its leaders think in a box and go with the wind


On spring miracles and monarch butterflies

The monarch can rise to 10,000 feet. But every journey has its version of airport hell with bad food.


Amiel: A land for peace? Come off it.

Barbara Amiel on Israel’s elections and the brilliance of Bibi


Barack and Bibi go virtual, and viral

Barbara Amiel on Obama’s ‘people of the tweet’ routine


Islamists won’t kill free speech—we will

‘In my view there is no media outlet in Canada brave enough to allow a full and proper discussion of Islam’


No has always meant no in our society

Barbara Amiel on bringing reason to the Jian Ghomeshi affair


Oscar de la Renta: ‘He was in every sense a creature of grace’

Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies, but his first loyalty was to family and friends


Will the allied bombing do much good?

Barbara Amiel looks at how the West should deal with the threat of the Islamic State


There’s only one villain at the United Nations

Barbara Amiel on the United Nations’ far-from-balanced inquiries


The war against Donald Sterling

Barbara Amiel explains why the owner of the Clippers is many things but not racist


Banning ivory won’t save any elephants

Barbara Amiel on the cold truth about banning and trashing ivory


Marc Nadon was judicially mugged

Barbara Amiel on why the Supreme Court was wrong to reject Marc Nadon