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Monday, December 10, 2018

Ford seems intent on reducing accountability, rewarding friends and supporters

Elected on the strength of not being Kathleen Wynne – a ham sandwich, even without cheese or mustard, would have cleared that bar –...

Returning to a Gilded age does not bode well for society...

There was a time when we worried about the detriments of online shopping. Today, we’re worried that labour unrest at Canada Post will delay...

Attempting to think of the collective good in the face of...

The Christmas season – now upon us, ready or not – brings out our better natures. Maybe it’s years of childhood practice: behaving well...

Our self-absorption keeps us from noticing the abuses by those seeking...

Our society certainly has an “us” and a “them.” Ever has it been so, but perhaps never as openly divisive as we’re seeing today,...

Statscan bid for personal data a symptom of growing disdain for...

Along with coming up with new ways to spend/waste/line their own pockets with the money they take from you whether you like it or...

Each act of extremism in Western societies a symptom of fascist...

The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue is not a unique display of the tribalism infecting our society, but it is a very stark example...

Feds making only tepid changes to electoral laws, failing to tackle...

Having just come through a provincial election and, just this week, a municipal vote, we have a little respite before the next trip to...

When it comes to culture wars, we ain’t seen nothing yet...

Legalized marijuana (this very week); gay marriage; endless apologies for past sins and grievances, no matter how slight. Canada is no slouch on the...

Lots of talk about growth, but few people acting to curb...

Municipal elections have long been plagued by low voter turnout. Don’t expect this year to be any different. And that’s a shame, and not...

Complaining about the weather is likely to become more commonplace

Find yourself grumbling about the weather? That’s really a Canadian pastime, but it’s likely to become more common as the weather grows more extreme....