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A Nation Still Waits for Senate to “Vanish”

In the Throne Speech for this current session of parliament, Prime Minister Harper’s government pledged: the senate will “either be reformed or, as with its provincial counterparts, vanish” – a poetic way to say be abolished. Before making this commitment, the … Continue reading

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Senators in the Air

Costly flights by three Conservative Senators in 2013, at a time the Senate expenses scandal had practices of Parliament’s upper house under investigation, seemed to go against standards of frugality Canadians want from public office holders. They also seemed politically … Continue reading

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BMO trashes neighbourhoods, police, self

Bank of Montreal posts guards at the entrance to its branches on a two-week rotation. From Vancouver’s Chinatown to Toronto’s Lakeshore, the appearance of a uniformed guard on the sidewalk beside the front door sends a signal that > the … Continue reading

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John A. MacNaughton set the standard of integrity and patriotism

Today’s funeral service in Toronto for John A. MacNaughton marks the end of a life that greatly enriched Canada and deeply inspired many people. John rose above the moil to see the greater possibilities. Whenever he spoke in public, his … Continue reading

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Cross-Border Migration

The current effort in the United States to contend with cross-border migration from Mexico (and the estimated eleven million illegal immigrants now stateside) is a fascinating counterpoint to the flow of people, especially of French-Canadians, who earlier entered the U.S. … Continue reading

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