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Scott Stinson: Do the opposition parties even want the gas-plants committee to finish?

With the May 1 date for an Ontario budget finally announced, Queen’s Park types have been trying to figure out if a confidence motion on it would land before the eagerly anticipated testimony of a former Dalton McGuinty aide — and her technologically-inclined fella — before the gas-plants committee on May 8 and May 13. 750 more words

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Michael Den Tandt: Conservatives arrive at another crossroads

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s personal, moving eulogy Wednesday for his friend and former finance minister, Jim Flaherty, marked a turning point of sorts for the Conservative government. 843 more words

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Full Pundit: Is 'not criminal' the new 'ethical'?

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With regards to the RCMP’s decision not to pursue charges against Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright, the Toronto Star… 764 more words

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Kelly McParland: Ontario Liberals hope $29 billion in mystery money will buy them re-election

In terms of naked appeals to buy off voters with their own money, the re-imagined government of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes a back seat to no one. 1,103 more words

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Anne Applebaum: Russia employs a new kind of warfare with an old pedigree

In the Western imagination, the words “war” and “invasion” carry clear connotations. From books, movies and television, we know that such events involve tanks, airplanes and artillery, as well as soldiers in uniform, advanced weaponry, sophisticated communications. 775 more words

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Dutch teen's prank terrorist tweet blows up in airline's face

Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe.  Today: Yes, we know airlines take terrorism threats seriously, as well they should, and you should be careful what you post on social media. 626 more words

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Terence Corcoran: Time for an Irish-Canadian Hall of Fame

At Tuesday’s state funeral for James Michael Flaherty — politician, minister of finance in two governments, master of self-deprecation, hockey player, husband and father — more than a few at St. 1,091 more words

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