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John Ivison: No point in hard-pressed Conservative senators begging for reinforcements

The unbearable stress of working a punishing three months of every year is taking its toll on the Conservative Senate caucus. Senators are reportedly lobbying the Prime Minister for reinforcements to fill the 13 vacancies (Catherine Callbeck of P.E.I. 818 more words

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National Post editorial board: Kill the trees — before they kill us

This summer, the National Post editorial board presents readers with a special series of articles on the everyday menaces that may kill or permanently disfigure you. 718 more words

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Full Pundit: Common sense changes to gun regulations welcomed by all. (Just kidding.)

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The National Post‘s Matt Gurney welcomes changes to Canada’s gun control laws that would eliminate the threat of sanction for “good-faith gun owners whose licences expire before they can be renewed (a process that can, inexcusably, drag on for months)”; relieve properly licensed handgun owners of the burden of applying for a separate permit to transport their weapons; make gun safety courses mandatory for licensees; and “make it easier for anyone convicted of a domestic assault to lose their firearms.” Sounds like common sense to us, too. 884 more words

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Chris Selley: Money and the labour vote in Ontario

Ontario’s labour movement took time off this week from preparing for war with Premier Kathleen Wynne, who insists there’s no money in her budget for public-sector wage increases, to brag about having won the June provincial election for her — or rather, for Not Tim Hudak. 811 more words

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Day of reckoning postponed for 'Château Sucker' fraudster

Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: Remember the scene in Mordecai Richler’s Joshua… 837 more words

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Julia Beazley: Evangelicals are a convenient target in the prostitution debate

Much attention is being paid to the role of Evangelical Christian voices — or those deemed Evangelical by association — in the debate over Bill C-36, the new proposed prostitution law. 700 more words

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