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Monday, April 22, 2019

Ignorance is not bliss, nor is a decline into authoritarianism

There’s a difference between choosing to be ignorant and being kept that way. Given the state of our society, it’s easy to say that many...

Our love for tax refunds indicates we’re fine with forced savings

Tax season is now upon us, and millions of Canadians are looking forward to refunds. Experts –  particularly those that want commissions from investing...

Tougher rules needed to make social media accountable

Adult, sane and in possession of a functional government, New Zealand moved quickly against deadly weapons following a mass shooting there. In neighbouring Australia,...

Irresponsible government spending is all about buying votes

With last week’s budget, the Trudeau government has given up any pretence of fiscal responsibility – it’s spend, spend, spend, especially in an election...

Boeing woes the latest impact of deregulation; lack of oversight

The story of the fox and the henhouse is supposed to be a cautionary tale. Unfortunately, it’s been taken as a roadmap for government...

Even more than obesity, inactivity is shortening our lives

We’re on the cusp of spring, and the weather is beginning to act like it, so we might actually start to enjoy some time...

Corruption in construction trade isn’t limited to SNC-Lavalin

Justin Trudeau is embroiled in a scandal of his own making, one that’s a logical offshoot of institutionally corrupt systems of government, finance and...

Talk of social democracy, reining in oligarchs going mainstream

Bernie Sanders’ bid for the U.S. presidency arrives in a different environment than just four years ago. In officially entering the crowded fray to...

Plenty of good reasons for public’s failing trust in governments

The SNC-Lavalin scandal has more than a waft of corruption, the first such stench emanating from Ottawa ... or Queen’s Park ... or points...

Appetite grows to challenge political and economic status quo

Much of what’s being labelled as socialism in the U.S. as contenders jockey for the Democratic party leadership is just run-of-the-mill politics here. The...