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Glavin: Without immigrants and refugees, Canada's future is dismal
Gladwin and Harris: Politicians aren't solely to blame for nasty election discourse
JOHN IVISON: Pipeline will complicate any discussion on a coalition, informal or otherwise, with the NDP
RITA DEMONTIS: Memories of a school tragedy
Fifty years ago, Oct. 14 fell on a Tuesday, the day after Thanksgiving. And on that day, a junior high school in the city’s west end would suffer a tragedy that continues to haunt many of its student body to this day. Oakdale Junior High on ...
JOHN IVISON: Trudeau's security scare a dark turn for an election filled with online threats
MISSISSAUGA – Suddenly the warning that “somebody’s going to get shot” doesn’t sound so preposterous. Michael Wernick, the former clerk of the Privy Council, cautioned last spring that the state of public political ...
ANDREW COYNE: Give flawed Conservative platform its due — it is the closest to fiscal conservatism
First, some comparisons, for perspective. The Liberal platform promises roughly $30 billion in net new spending over the next four years, and $94 billion in borrowing, $32 billion more than projected in the Parliamentary Budget Office’s ...
Macpherson: Who's afraid of François Legault
“Sure, go ahead and laugh,” I wrote last January, in a column suggesting that the biggest threat to Justin Trudeau in Quebec in this year’s general election could come from what was then the new leader of a moribund party. To ...
COMMENTARY: A campaign promise kept: Canada’s modestly successful cannabis legalization
Michael J. Armstrong, Brock University The anniversary of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization arrives Oct. 17, just days before the federal election. Legalization was a Liberal campaign promise from the last election, so it’s ...
Keller-Herzog: The climate crisis calls for an epic solution
Floods. Tornados. Heat waves. Melting ice caps. Sea levels rising. Wildfires. We live in epic times, but not in a good way. Some say that this federal election may be the last one in which we have a choice between a livable future for our ...
Kubanek: This election is a referendum on the climate crisis
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” –– Charles Dickens, 1859. Well, I guess nothing has changed. In 1859, during the chaos of the ...
Opinion: Telling the truth about climate isn't alarmist
I’ll admit it, I’m scared. Every day my newsfeed is filled with more news stories and scientific papers underlining the fact that the current trajectory our society is taking is akin to suicide as a species. And, as someone who has grown ...
ANDREW COYNE: How to fix the leaders' debates. To start, we need more of them
Who won Monday night’s debate? The short answer: no one knows. The longer answer: it doesn’t matter, or at any rate it doesn’t matter who I or anyone else thinks won. Yet that is the substance of most post-debate commentary — ...
DAPHNE BRAMHAM: Misleading Conservative ads fan fears in Chinese community
The close-up image of lines of white powder, a razor blade and thick, white fingers is startling enough for most Facebook users. But it’s the words in the Conservative Party of Canada’s Facebook ad — in Chinese characters — ...