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  • Canada, the moral superpower?

    In the black-and-white universe of our imagined Canadian-American relationship, docile, peace-loving Canadians occupy a moral high ground ...

  • Actions and words

    Granted, ignoring proceedings to read the papers doesn’t jump out as the worst House of Commons blunder we’ve heard about in the past few years. ...

  • Remembering to remember

    When I arrived at Confederation Square, the triangle-shaped plaza sandwiched between Parliament Hill, Sparks Street and the Rideau Canal, the ...

  • The last straw

    And not because today could mark the day the Ford circus leaves the Toronto mayor’s office once and for all. (Although, who hasn’t enjoyed taking ...

  • Where is the outrage

    According to the warning, sex workers recently contacted SHOP about serious sexual assaults, including gang rape and sodomy. SHOP said the ...

  • Reason for worry

    Oil brings huge wealth to Newfoundland and Labrador, accounting for billions of dollars in this year’s budget. But it also comes with a major ...

  • It is called ‘public’ office, after all

    It’s kind of like when an MHA crosses the floor or when the prime minister prorogues parliament. Is it allowed? Sure. But does it sure as hell ...

  • Opportunities lost

    Answers needn’t be straightforward and questions needn’t go unloaded. There is, of course, a reason why it’s called question period, so the ...

  • Dropping like flies

    Last week alone, the government lost two high-profile members — Justice Minister Terry French and Finance Minister Charlene Johnson — both MHAs ...

  • Longhand vs. laptop: Note-taking 101

    For university students, particularly those fresh out of high school, it’s time to settle on the laptop they’ve got or upgrade to a flashy new ...