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Blog Archive for July, 2010

Violence against women: an international epidemic

Gerald Caplan

The problem persists around the world - and it's also an urgent reason to fear our own government

Is environmentalism about to change in Quebec?

Robert Silver

Offshore oil and shale gas reserves could make a carbon pricing a problem instead of a goal

It's okay Michael, be yourself

Tim Powers

The Liberal Leader should would do better to embrace his private-school past

Mr. Ignatieff's 'publicly-funded' education

Norman Spector

Taxpayers do pick up up tab for teaching children of diplomats posted abroad - even when they're back in Canada

Today's must-read column

Norman Spector

Today's must-read column

Anderson

Blogolitics

Steele

Topp

Spector

Bell

Silver-Powers

Radwanski

John Tory's decision

Robert Silver

There are good reasons for him to run for mayor in Toronto, but by doing so he'd be breaking his word

How Mr. Harper can calm the census waters

Norman Spector

PM should offer Munir Sheikh his job back

Today's must-read column

Norman Spector

American tongues will be wagging

People who live in national-unity glass houses

Robert Silver

Every Tory rule has an exemption or five, apparently

Stats chief resigned because of headline?

Norman Spector

The governance of Canad should not come to this

Wiki tail wags media dog

Norman Spector

A climate of suspicion now reigns on Afghanistan, Khadr and climate change

Three cheers for a hidden agenda!

Adam Radwanski

Weirdly, the Tory census changes are being defended on the basis that they're up to something sneaky

The silly season (census edition)

Douglas Bell

Libertarians who lock the door to the census taker are conscientious objectors?

Another Sun masterpiece

Robert Silver

Editorialists ignore the chain's own reporting in declaring Ignatieff's bus tour a failure

The Canadian angle

Norman Spector

The one and only census question

Norman Spector

Is Statistics Canada still able to carry out its responsibilities?

What have the unions ever done for us?

Brian Topp

They remind us again it is possible for ordinary people to win - even in China

Canadians support long-form census

Norman Spector

So don't be surprised if the Conservatives find a way to climb down

Honour killings in Canada: even worse than we believe

Gerald Caplan

While we focus on daughters and sisters murdered by South Asian or Middle Eastern relatives, scores more women who die each year in domestic homicides go unnoticed

Who's pro-honour killing?

Robert Silver

There are lots of reasons Harper is alienating lots of people right now, but cracking down on murder isn't among them

Tory gruel

Douglas Bell

Scrapping the census and nixing affirmative action is U.S. dollar-store demagoguery, pure and simple

Liberals, Tories made Statscan what it isn't

Norman Spector

There is a clear reason the agency should not be independent

Boost for Quebec secession?

Norman Spector

Despite what separatists may say, World Court ruling on Kosovo is actually quite narrow

Explaining the inexplicable

Robert Silver

Clement's circular argument on Statscan hints at Harper government's paranoid underpinning

The inconvenient truth in Mr. Sheikh's resignation

Norman Spector

Statscan chief's action was slow coming

Come to your senses on the census, please

Tim Powers

The Tory sales job has been weak, but what they are imposing won't imperil how governments in Canada function

What others are reporting on Afghanistan

Norman Spector

International coverage suggests a rush to the exits

Will census cost Harper skeptical centrist votes?

Bruce Anderson

Decisions like these could undermine gains made in building a bigger Tory tent

The Sun, crystal meth, Star Trek and the census

Robert Silver

Much ado about rhetorical a-bombs and blown editorial smoke

Back in Black

Douglas Bell

Will Harper and the media baron debate prison reform upon his likely return to Canada?

What will Jack Layton say?

Norman Spector

Ex-NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis plays anti-Quebec card in pushing 'buy local' policy

News you may have missed

Norman Spector

Exxon lobbying, Saudi visas, China's rise, jet-fighter insight and census blowback

G-20 protests head out on vacation

Norman Spector

A yellow card for the 2010 World Cup

Gerald Caplan

Not only is South Africa left to confront harsh realities after FIFA's conquest, but it turns out the beautiful game is in fact dirty and dull

Not a great place to die

Norman Spector

An Economist survey puts our end-of-life care on par with the American system

Nota bene

Douglas Bell

You have to think twice when court scribes are told to cease and desist at a G20 bail hearing

In Canadian media, women rule!

Norman Spector

A riotous take on television's last man standing and the perfect take on Michael Ignatieff

Polarize to mobilize

Andrew Steele

U.S. Democrats are turning a few comments and a crazy billboard into a vast Republican agenda to turn back the clock

Linking to the truth

Douglas Bell

First-hand accounts of G20 police conduct put Tory stonewalling of an inquiry in a distinctly more sinister light

Busing through unnamed sources

Robert Silver

There was no justification for the Ignatieff exit-plan story to be written without names attached

Who needs enemies?

Tim Powers

Tories haven't had to lift a finger to wreak havoc with Ignatieff's summer tour

Has the Star gone iffy on Iggy?

Norman Spector

Blistering letters suggest something is up

Omar Khadr makes the case (for Fox News North)

Norman Spector

Despite sympathetic coverage, poll shows little sympathy for young Canadian in U.S. detention at Guantanamo

Canadian idiot

Douglas Bell

Tory backbench ravings aside, the NDP gives no quarter to anarchists

TV's last man standing

Norman Spector

The 'progressive' CBC remains a single-X-chromosome world for news anchors

Funding politics seriously

Brian Topp

With about twice Canada's population, France gives its parties about five times as much public support

David Johnston should remove the Airbus taint

Norman Spector

How, precisely, was $20-million in commissions 'well-tilled ground'?

More 'thugs and hooligans'

Adam Radwanski

It turns out Tim Hudak has lots of company in not taking civil liberties seriously

Ombudsman biases his G20 investigation before it starts

Robert Silver

Why is Andre Marin, an officer of parliament, tweeting about an open file?

Jim Flaherty to be shuffled?

It's hard to imagine the Finance Minister agreeing to new securities regulator proposal

The Supercorp 'announcement'

Adam Radwanski

Why Dwight Duncan said what he did, when he did

Tim's Ignatieff bar

Robert Silver

The notion an opposition leader could be overexposed during a small-town summer tour is a knee-slapper

Ignatieff's magic bus

Tim Powers

The Liberal Leader is about to be as overexposed as LeBron James

An embarrassing period of disorder

Douglas Bell

When did Canada's national news weekly become Pravda circa 1954?

What Michael Ignatieff must do this summer

Bruce Anderson

Holding on during a bucking bronco ride is not enough for the Liberal Leader

David Johnston is no partisan appointee

Norman Spector

The PMO is extraordinarily concerned about the perception

Charest goes for the green

Norman Spector

Explaining the Quebec Premier's new-found affection for Alberta's oil sands

Stephen Harper, the Security Council and the Congo

Gerald Caplan

What can the United Nations can expect from Canada? No troops and blind support for mining companies, apparently

Thanks to Dr. Johnston, Airbus became Airbust

Norman Spector

The RCMP investigation was hardly 'well-tilled ground'

Thugs, hooligans and other citizenry

Douglas Bell

Taking seriously the concerns of citizens who saw civil liberties curbed during G20 is not to side against the police

All the climate change news fit to print?

Norman Spector

Something that all governments will have to mull over as they consider their next steps

All the Khadr news that's fit to print?

Norman Spector

Don't be surprised if Ottawa appeals the Federal Court's decision

Tim Hudak cops out

Adam Radwanski

The Ontario opposition leader's response to the post-G20 controversy leaves a lot to be desired

The greatest show in Ottawa

Norman Spector

Just wait for the appearance of captains of industry before House of Commons committees

Why 'five metres' matter

Ontario's handling of the G20 law that didn't really exist was part of a broader story, in which governments gave police carte blanche

Love letters to Canada

Tim Powers

With the Queen here, even Danny Williams is waxing eloquent about what it means to be Canadian

The climes are still a-changin'

Norman Spector

A recent Senate report on carbon taxes and trading should put a smile on Stéphane Dion's face

G20 protesters reportedly launching complaint with UN

Norman Spector

According to TVA News, some of the Québécois arrested met on Saturday to prepare a complaint to the United Nations against police in Toronto

On infant pickpockets

Brian Topp

Harper's summits are a great success

Gerald Caplan

Villainry on both sides of the barricades - just what the world needs