Category Archives: Columns

Economic magic fizzles

Now that the Bank of Canada has cut the interest rate by exactly 0.25% we must wait reverently for the magic to infuse the economy.
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Women pay price in broken public service

Why is the federal public service such a toxic workplace for women? Something is profoundly wrong here.
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Believe truth will prevail

Free speech is a difficult concept. First the French rally for it before arresting people with obnoxious opinions. Then the Pope threatens to punch you for cussing his mother, which he compares to mocking faith. Clearly we need to go … Continue reading

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Taking credit for spending our money

The noisy quarrels in Canadian politics would be aggravating even if they were about something. But usually they’re not.
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Are you Charlie? Show it!

Following the Islamist terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, people are standing in solidarity with the right of satirists to mock Islam, Mohammed and anything else they want. In France and elsewhere. #JesuisCharlie is trending and I’m glad. Now show … Continue reading

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