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  • New or old, Bill 42 still misses the mark

    Put in the context of a ballooning, near billion-dollar deficit, that’s a pittance. The savings from booting 10 MHAs and all their expenses to ...

  • A tough pill to swallow

    And over the last month, as oil prices continued their precipitous slide, both provinces’ premiers, Paul Davis and Jim Prentice, have said as ...

  • Fourteen months too late

    Christopher Mitchelmore and Dale Kirby quit the party to sit as independents, reducing the NDP to just three MHAs, all from the St. John’s area. ...

  • Here goes nothing

    This holiday season, while hove-off on the couch after turkey supper No. 3, I figured it might be time to hit the gym. My parents like to joke ...

  • Gone too soon

    I was sitting in the Ottawa airport waiting for my flight to board, heading home to be with my family for the holidays. My sister told me over ...

  • Concrete solutions

    What it does have are narrow, sloped shoulders.That’s normal for C.B.S. Most new subdivisions are built with sidewalks and wider roads, but the ...

  • 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 ...