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Editorial:  Strong leadership needed to counter fear of  “the other”
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Editorial: Strong leadership needed to counter fear of “the other”

The incidents appear to be sporadic, but taken together represent what seems to be a disturbing pattern: actions by elected municipal officials that limit the legitimate and fundamental rights of religious freedom and freedom of expression.

Editorial: Conservative legacy includes neglect of ailing vets, voter suppression
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Editorial: Conservative legacy includes neglect of ailing vets, voter suppression

At a time when Canada is flexing its military muscle by participating in the bombing of ISIS positions in Syria, it is shocking and unacceptable to learn how this government is treating our veterans.

Editorial: RCMP and CSIS asleep at the wheel
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Editorial: RCMP and CSIS asleep at the wheel

Our thoughts have shifted to the shocking murder of two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers: Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The perpetrators, converts to Islam, were both troubled.

Editorial: We must welcome more refugees
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Editorial: We must welcome more refugees

While we are safe and sound in our comfortable homes, the number of refugees and internally displaced people is growing exponentially.

Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round
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Editorial: Gaza war truce may be but a prelude to another round

Recent developments in the horrific Hamas-Israeli conflict make it clear that progress toward peaceful accommodation is impossible with this terrorist gang. At least it’s clear for all whose minds are not clouded by pre-conceived notions of right-and-wrong in the region. Once again, and regrettably, the 1.8 million Palestinians living in […]

Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures
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Editorial: Open yourself to summer adventures

We all deserve the great weather that is unfolding to our collective delight. The winter was hard, and spring was peppered with rain and cold and unfulfilled expectations. But now that summer is with us, it’s time to take advantage of every daylight moment. Some of us are lucky enough […]

Editorial: To save CBC, Harper must go
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Editorial: To save CBC, Harper must go

In their ideological commitment to less government involvement in society, Steven Harper’s Conservatives have caused serious long-term harm to one of our country’s most important institutions – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio Canada. The CBC was created in the 1930s to counter the growing influence of American radio. It now includes […]

Editorial: Let Dr. Couillard operate on Quebec
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Editorial: Let Dr. Couillard operate on Quebec

Quebec’s April 7 provincial election focused sharply early in the campaign on the arrival of media mogul Pierre Karl Péladeau onto the active political scene as a Parti Québécois candidate in St. Jérôme. It was less his raised fist and pledge to work to turn Quebec into an independent country […]

Editorial: And we anglos yell: Hell no, we won’t go
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Editorial: And we anglos yell: Hell no, we won’t go

It’s been a long winter, brightened by the brilliant performance of our Canadian athletes at the Olympic Games in Sochi. But now that it’s over, we have to face the grim reality of our political winter. The prospect of a spring provincial election, with the Parti Québécois comfortably ahead in […]

Commentary: Stephen Harper hugs Israel, but avoids issues
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Commentary: Stephen Harper hugs Israel, but avoids issues

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel and Jordan last month in which he reinforced Canada’s already strong support for the Jewish state got a mixed reaction in major Israeli and Canadian media. Bernie Farber, former CEO of the now-defunct Canadian Jewish Congress, wrote that Harper’s “giant hug of the […]