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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop approach gives rise to talk of socialism

In the run-up to the U.S. election in 2016, I suggested more than once that Donald Trump – aka “a candidate for federal office”...

Despite much fuss and even more money, the suburbs still rule...

From limiting growth and encouraging intensification, from cycling lanes to an LRT boondoggle, we’re going to see an increasing number of projects designed to...

Death penalty sates need for vengeance; danger in our authoritarian times

The killing in Fredericton of four people, two of them police officers, has sparked another round of the eternal gun-control debate. Even in Canada,...

Buck-a-beer policy should signal a move away from nanny-state policies

Populist – in the appeal-to-Joe-Sixpack sense – and likely popular, the buck-a-beer pledge by Doug Ford is now official policy. It’s another example of...

It may be populist, but latest Ford move is petty, recalling...

Doug Ford is right about one thing: nobody is going to shed tears over the prospect of fewer politicians. There are plenty of other reasons...

Oligarchies controlling polical systems a problem well beyond Russia

Russian. Oligarchs. Long before the election of Donald Trump and the resultant Russia-gate brouhaha and last week’s fiasco in Helsinki, the rape-and-pillage approach to...

Green energy projects on the block as Ford moves quickly on...

Cap and trade. Hydro One management. Green energy contracts. Just weeks into his mandate, Doug Ford has been actively tackling his populist checklist when...

Yet another example of a system that puts profits ahead of...

As wholesome as mother’s milk. What could be better? Money, of course. Corporate profits trump babies’ health, each and every time, at least if you’re...

Change coming in Ontario, but none of the mainstream offerings worthy

The three traditional parties leaving much to be desired – the Liberals must be banished, and the NDP and Tories each have traits that...

Even here we need vigilance to protect democracy from its many...

A provincial election less than two months away, Ontarians don’t seem particularly interested. That despite Kathleen Wynne’s repeated attempts for a “look at me” moment,...