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Will Ottawa attack lead to a sane conversation about terrorism?

The sight of our Parliament buildings under attack is a horrifying one. Sadly, it’s likely to rally support for the Harper government’s decision to send warplanes to attack Islamic State in Iraq. 983 more words

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Two child care plans: one for the rich, one for the rest

All of a sudden, it looks like the battle lines in the coming federal election may be less over whether to send our warplanes to Iraq and more over whether to send our children to day care. 783 more words

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The Right pushes more austerity, despite surplus

Last week, Germany completed its plan to provide free university tuition to all its students. It’s an idea that no doubt would excite the hopes and dreams of young people in Canada — which explains the need to snuff it out before it catches on. 816 more words

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Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in Canada-EU trade deal

When is a $16 glass of orange juice just an expensive glass of orange juice, and when is it a toxic, career-ending beverage?

No doubt advisers inside the PMO are contemplating this very question as they ponder whether Stephen Harper’s decision to squander more than $300,000 of taxpayers’ money to fly two European Union officials home last week could become the latest example of a $16 orange juice. 871 more words

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The real war over inequality isn’t between old and young

I turn to Maclean’s if I want to know what idea conservatives will be pushing next. So when I saw a recent copy of Maclean’s… 837 more words

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Harper ramps up his war on independent thought

In the conservative quest to shape public debate in recent years, no tool has proved more useful than the think tank. Nobody understood this better than the director of the ultra-right wing U.S.-based ATLAS Foundation, who once stated that his mission was “to litter the world with free-market think tanks.” 849 more words

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Den Tandt: How Justin Trudeau has changed the game in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Here’s what’s curious about the return of MPs to Parliament this week, set in just a wee bit of historical context: the way in which the two substantial old warhorses, battle-scarred and fearsome, are slogging uphill, adjusting strategy as they go, while the skinny kid with the hair surfs, making it look easy. 786 more words

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