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July 5, 2020

 
 
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Alberta’s culture is defined by freedoms. So why has its government assailed them?
Alberta’s culture is defined by freedoms. So why has its government assailed them?
 

John Carpay

John Carpay is a lawyer and the president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

 
For a province that could summarize its cultural zeitgeist in a single word – freedom – Alberta is home to some of the worst government transgressions against democracy during the COVID-19 crisis.

 
First, Bill 10, which gave individual cabinet ministers new power to write laws on the fly, was rushed through the legislature in April; the whole process took little more than 48 hours. The hurried bill proposed creating new offences and penalties without any input from elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

 
 
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China’s threats on behalf of Huawei are becoming desperate
 

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China’s threats on behalf of Huawei are becoming desperate
 

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston

 
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There will be no ‘V-shaped recovery.' But here’s how we can ensure the post-pandemic economy works for everyone
 

Tim Fraser/The Globe and Mail

There will be no ‘V-shaped recovery.' But here’s how we can ensure the post-pandemic economy works for everyone
 

Joseph E. Stiglitz

 
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I predicted 2020 would be a mess for the U.S. Could that help prevent a second civil war?
 

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I predicted 2020 would be a mess for the U.S. Could that help prevent a second civil war?
 

Peter Turchin

 
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Universal basic income is a means of liberation and dignity for all
 

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Universal basic income is a means of liberation and dignity for all
 

Satya Brata Das

 
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Editorial cartoons
 
Editorial Cartoons for July, 2020
 

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Editorial Cartoons for July, 2020
 
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Globe editorial
 
Approving Trans Mountain took forever. Canada’s future is the better for it
When planning work started on the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, some readers of this sentence were not yet old enough to vote. A few of you hadn’t been born.

 
 
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Letters to the editor
 
July 4: ‘It is a slap in the face.’ Readers weigh in on WE Charity and student grant program, plus other letters to the editor
 

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July 4: ‘It is a slap in the face.’ Readers weigh in on WE Charity and student grant program, plus other letters to the editor
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Not all in this together

Re WE Charity Offers Roles At Own Organization (July 2): We recently saw our Prime Minister take a knee and proclaim: “Over the past weeks, we’ve seen a large number of Canadians suddenly awaken to the fact that the discrimination that is a lived reality for far too many of our fellow citizens is something that needs to end.”

 
 
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Freedom is dying in Hong Kong, if anybody cares
 

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Freedom is dying in Hong Kong, if anybody cares
 

Andrew Coyne

 
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