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Tom Mulcair: Leading the charge against C-51

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is out of touch with reality when he pretends the official Opposition is on “the sidelines” of Bill C-51 (‘Freedom and security, hand in hand,’ Feb. 680 more words

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Jesse Kline: Business as usual in the sex trade

Nearly three months after the Conservatives’ inane new prostitution law took effect and one year after Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre promised to crack down on the city’s 300-or-so erotic massage parlours, such establishments appear to be flourishing. 926 more words

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Michael Byers: Why are submarines not included in Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy?

Canada’s fleet of Victoria-class submarines has achieved operational status, with three of the four vessels fit to sail. But this development — 17 years in the making — is no cause for celebration. 716 more words

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Leonid Bershidsky: Could the death of another political opponent really do much harm to Putin's reputation?

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the public to believe he doesn’t benefit from the death of prominent regime critic Boris Nemtsov, and some of the slain politician’s anti-Kremlin allies seem inclined to agree. 1,074 more words

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Barbara Kay: So long to one of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

One of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA), officially retired from operation at the end of February. Few tears will be shed at its demise. 919 more words

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Ron Lieber: Making kids money smart

When it comes to kids and money, there are few topics that cause more confusion for parents than allowances. Alas, most parents, acting on their own or following the lead of others, get allowances wrong. 884 more words

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