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Colby Cosh: You think Trump's speech was bad? Compared to what?

It seems the accepted take on Donald Trump’s inaugural address is that it was inept, foolish blather. Well, I have to say I find this completely laughable, not because it is not objectively true or false; it is just the astonishing speed with which everyone became a connoisseur of inaugural speeches as if they were the wines of the Rhône valley. 809 more words

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Kelly McParland: President Trump offers a vision of greatness. He has yet to offer a vision to achieve it

OK, world, you’ve been warned. Donald Trump – U.S. President Donald Trump – didn’t mince words. He’s not putting up with any more pussyfooting. From now on it will be America first, America only and America always. 1,069 more words

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Rex Murphy: Trump delivered a plain, serious and monumental promise to give Washington back to the people

Donald Trump is not an orator. Rather he’s a man with a plain message, which he delivers plainly.

Donald John Trump delivered the starkest Inaugural Address of modern times. 871 more words

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Chris Selley: Oh no... It really looks like Justin Trudeau truly, deeply believes all those silly Liberal myths

To follow Quebec politics, to read a French-language Quebec newspaper, is to regularly come across trumped-up or bewildering linguistic angst. A new study or census will show French is in pretty good shape, and the language hawks will immediately start slicing and dicing the data to paint the most dire possible picture. 889 more words

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Michael Den Tandt: 'Mad Max' Bernier has been upstaged by Kevin O'Leary, a self-styled Darth Vader

Here’s how the world has changed in the past half-year: Maxime Bernier, “Mad Max” to his admirers and detractors both, was supposed to be the renegade. 878 more words

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John Ivison: In what will be a bumpy ride, Trudeau has to appease Trump to avoid falling off trade wagon

OTTAWA — Storm clouds but not a hurricane. That’s the economic forecast for Canada from senior Canadian officials involved in negotiations with the incoming Trump administration. 844 more words

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Chris Selley: Crisis defused, for now, but still no plan to lower Ontario hydro bills

Rant about your hydro bills on Facebook; score an audience with the Premier in her office. Kathleen Wynne is going to be awfully busy if Libby Keenan’s experience sets precedent. 750 more words

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