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Full Pundit: Suddenly, Canadians care

The Toronto Star’s Tim Harper thinks the reaction to Alan Kurdi’s death in Turkey has lifted the veil on the Conservatives’ “unnecessarily hard-hearted” refugee policies, and left the Tories a bit stunned as a result. 1,418 more words

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Barbara Kay: Sometimes a shower is just a shower. Even at Auschwitz

The refugee crisis in Europe is having the effect of peeling back the thin veneer of politeness that oils the wheels of civic reciprocity. Fear is making everyone jumpy: There are so many of “them”; where will they all go? 700 more words

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Brock Harrison: In defence of Tom Brady -- and Stephen Harper

Tom Brady and Stephen Harper might have more in common than you think.

One is a legendary athlete and the kind of bankable superstar who models footwear, dates supermodels, wins Super Bowls, cameos in Mark Wahlberg movies, and graces the covers of GQ, Esquire, and Men’s Health. 892 more words

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Kelly McParland: Obama gets his nuclear pact, the world gets the consequences

President Barack Obama will get his triumph: the U.S. president now has enough votes to prevent the nuclear pact with Iran from being rejected by Congress. 750 more words

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Greg Sargent: Trump signs loyalty pledge, but who trapped who?

The much-ballyhooed “loyalty pledge” that the Republican National Committee demanded Donald Trump sign was supposed to “box in” Trump, leaving him no way of running as a third-party candidate if he fails to win the GOP nomination. 523 more words

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Quebec plans mass tax overhaul, and other reasons to fear for humanity

1. Quebec plans mass tax reform

Quebec’s finance minister says he plans to implement recommendations in a proposed tax reform package, including a cut to income taxes accompanied by a simultaneous rise in the provincial sales tax to 11%. 517 more words

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National Post View: The truth about the balanced-budget law

The issue of balanced budgets has become an important cleavage in this election — witness the internecine quarrel on the left over whether a sensible aversion to budget deficits amounts to a primitive cult of “austerity.” Of late, the two opposition parties have effectively traded places, the NDP targeting the fiscally cautious political centre, while the Liberals have gone all in as the party of deficit spending. 436 more words

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