Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network

Anthony Furey is a national columnist for the Sun Media chain of newspapers. He was formerly the comment editor of the Ottawa Sun. He's also written for TIME, NY Daily News, Human Events and more. He's been a guest on Fox New Channel, BBC and can regularly be heard on talk radio.


Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokingly checks his watch during a Maclean's magazine town hall in Ottawa, Canada, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Trudeau’s Baltic blunder hurts our rep

European MPs are trying to teach Prime Minister Justin Trudeau geography, concerned that he can't identify Baltic nations. This is not a good situation to be in folks.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau laughs in front of his campaign bus during a stop in Toronto, Ontario Oct. 13, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The truth about Trudeau

It’s almost as if there’s a pact among my colleagues in the media not to talk about it.

A man walks past the Olympic rings before the opening of the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Monaco December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Olympic bid may raise more bills than boasts

Since 1980, the average cost overruns for the summer Olympics have been 252 per cent. It's one of the more alarming facts Andrew Zimbalist has to share with Canadians and taxpayers across the country thinking over whether Toronto should bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.

Conservative Member of Parliament Michael Chong tables an amended version of his private member's bill aimed at giving MPs more power, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Lousy politicians, not rules, are the problem

The number one sign that someone is unfit to hold public office is that they covet the job to begin with. Yet retail politics makes it such that they're the ones most likely to be controlling our legislative destinies.

City News reporter Shauna Hunt confronts a Toronto FC fan, identified as Shawn Simoes, right, on May 10, 2015 at BMO Field in this screen capture of a City News video. The incident at BMO Field involved Simoes and other fans who yelled "f--- her right in the p----" during the broadcast. (City News TV/Postmedia Network)

A tale of two sexists

Two recent stories of sexism in sports are receiving very different treatment.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and Finance Minister Joe Oliver walk to the House of Commons to deliver the federal budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

Tories present election document as a budget

The budget is finally balanced. Finance Minister Joe Oliver rose in the House Tuesday to table the 2015 Economic Action Plan and announce a projected surplus of $1.4 billion.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne explains the changes on new beer rules and the selling of part of the hydro system on April 16, 2015. (Michael Peake/Postmedia Network)

Liquor boards all about 'control'

Canada’s byzantine booze laws generally follow the same rule as gun laws. As the saying goes, gun control isn’t so much about guns as it is about control. It’s an opportunity for others to control you and what you get up to.

University of Toronto. (Fotolia)

Scrap the universities?

If you ever feel like so much of what’s happening on university campuses today is a bunch of nonsense, you’re not alone and you’re not the first.

Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks during a lunch of the Economic Club of Canada at a hotel in Toronto April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

Balanced budget law matters: Furey

Just months before the election, the Conservatives have announced they'll fulfil a 2013 throne speech pledge to introduce balanced budget legislation.