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Stephen Gordon: The petro plunge will be painful, but we will adapt

Oil prices have fallen, and our economy will have to adjust. This prospect may alarm many, but Canada has had to adjust to similar shocks throughout its history. 890 more words

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Marni Soupcoff: Laws governing private property only enable bad neighbours

To those who think of municipal law and politics as the little leagues, please take note: Sometimes it’s the freedoms you enjoy in your own front yard that matter the most. 720 more words

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Father Raymond J. de Souza: What is free speech for?

It’s always a rollicking good time when Mark Steyn is back in our pages, as he was yesterday, interviewed by our colleague Joe Brean on free speech after the… 949 more words

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Steve Paikin: Returning to Auschwitz, 70 years on

A little more than 70 years ago, 11-year old Mordechai Ronen found himself “crammed like cattle” into a boxcar, and transported from his native Romania to a camp where evil thrived like no other place on Earth. 620 more words

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John Ivison: Federal leaders decide road to election victory runs through middle class

This year’s general election campaign is shaping up to be a three way battle over the country’s sinking middle class.

Tom Mulcair will tell a business audience in Ottawa Tuesday that the NDP’s remedy for current economic events is to throw a financial lifeline to middle income earners. 860 more words

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Chris Selley: How to ruin a hockey tournament

International men’s hockey suffers many indignities. Its premier regularly occurring showcase since 1998, the Winter Olympics, is an absurdly bloated (12 teams, originally 16) and absurdly truncated affair (11 days in Sochi), plagued by meaningless games (in Sochi, every team qualified for the playoff round). 1,082 more words

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