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Chris Selley: Trudeau repays a debt to Kathleen Wynne with feel-goodery

Rest assured: Justin Trudeau, campaign mode, is still operational. Thirty-six hours after sombrely chewing the scenery while announcing Canada’s new anti-ISIL mission, the prime minister strode into Whitby’s Zingers Bar and Grill, flanked by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Elizabeth Roy, her candidate in Thursday’s Whitby-Oshawa byelection, and set the crowd afire with some of his patented feel-goodery. 738 more words

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John Ivison: Liberal infrastructure plan may not be sexy, but it's sensible

Navdeep Bains spent most mornings during the federal election campaign at his local GO Transit station in Mississauga, Ont., handing out flyers that read: “Tired of your long commute?” 848 more words

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Jackson Doughart: Sorry, Quebec's surname law is paternalistic, full stop

In the debate over Quebec’s married-name law, inconvenient words do not apparently carry their true meaning. Such is the impression one gets from reading Quebec lawyer Marie-Hélène Dubé’s… 623 more words

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John Robson: Bombardier makes another claim on taxpayer coffers

A major decision confronts the Trudeau government. Unfortunately, it could combine two economic blunders into a large political one.

Ottawa has been approached with urgent requests to help Alberta weather the oil-price-driven economic downturn and to subsidize Quebec aerospace firm Bombardier Inc., whose business needs were cited by Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion as a reason to brush aside human rights concerns and normalize relations with Iran. 709 more words

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Barbara Kay: Forty years with Rabbi Ron

Our shul is looking for a new rabbi. After 40 years of robust, dedicated ministry, Rabbi Ron is retiring. We’re happy to see him planning new adventures in Jewish learning and spiritual growth. 837 more words

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Michael Den Tandt: For better or worse, Trudeau will wear this revamped war in Iraq

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s revamped military mission in Iraq — because he wears it now, for good or ill — is neither cowardly appeasement, as the Conservatives allege, or a perilous escalation, as New Democrats would have you believe. 830 more words