Category Archives: Columns

Let them eat food — real food

You sure sound like a snob turning up your nose at food bank donations. But I can do better. I can sound like a callous snob.
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Economy doesn’t need feds’ meddling

Apparently the Harper Tories might finally start meddling in the economy, picking winners and losers, jettisoning the lessons of the last 40 years, fiscal prudence and their professed core beliefs to hand out public money to everyone with a hat. … Continue reading

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Political nastiness is getting us nowhere

It is vacation season in Canada. But political nastiness never takes a break. Maybe it should.
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West sits while storm clouds are gathering

The bad guys are on the move. From Iraq to Libya to Ukraine to Beijing the separate crises are starting to roll into one.
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Searching for truth in Gaza conflict

With Israel winding down its incursion into Gaza, we search through the physical and mental rubble for lessons. As usual, an air of unreality permeates the exercise.
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