Legislatures don’t make the rules — and they should

Thomas Mulcair wants judges to take over Parliament. It’s a terrible idea that could hardly come at a worse time.

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Canada’s capital needs a facelift

A friend, no star-spangled admirer of all things American, just returned from Washington D.C. asking why our capital is so dingy compared to theirs. I fear the answer is a commitment to mediocrity, a passion for the bronze.

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Getting a read on our politicians

You should never buy a man’s chicken until you’ve seen his bookshelf. At least so says Joel Salatin, a countercultural conservative organic farmer profiled in Michael Pollan’s brilliant The Omnivore’s Dilemma, because, “The way I produce a chicken is an extension of my worldview.” Surely that’s also true of political platforms. So I wonder what our politicians are reading these days.

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Madely in the morning, July 7

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Madely in the morning, June 30

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