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David Reevely: Patrick Brown's Tory reconstruction project still faces cracks in the foundation

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown is in Ottawa today for some summer door-knocking, putting a brave face on his party’s Eastern Ontario operation.

In late spring, a group of presidents of local riding associations wrote to Brown and other party brass with a long list of complaints, from worries that money raised here is being sucked into the black hole of the party’s debt to anger over Brown’s surprise announcement at a party convention in Ottawa that he agrees Ontario should put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions to fight climate change. 874 more words

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Alyssa Rosenberg: Bill and Hillary's fairy tale marriage really is a fairy tale

Once upon a time, a boy from Arkansas spotted a girl from Illinois across a crowded classroom. And on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, on the night Hillary Clinton became their party’s official nominee for president, Bill Clinton did his best to make one of the most-scrutinized marriages in the history of American politics fit into the contours of a fairy tale. 740 more words

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Kelly McParland: Ontarians face a heavy price for Liberal-crafted budget noose

Even the most determinedly disinterested taxpayer should be alarmed by two recent reports assessing the state of Ontario’s provincial debt, and the rapid increase in electricity rates. 811 more words

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Brian Hutchinson: B.C. government scrambles to appear proactive with surprise 'citizenship' tax on Vancouver housing

VANCOUVER — Every foreign national who purchases a home in Metro Vancouver will be expected to fork over a special property transfer tax set at 15%, B.C. 749 more words

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The IOC once again drops the ball

In passing judgment on Russia’s well-documented doping activities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had an opportunity to send a strong signal about the importance of integrity in sport, and of its own determination to be part of the solution. 741 more words

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John Robson: The premiers agree to agree, but trade deal will depend on the details

It is encouraging in principle that Canada’s premiers have reached an agreement on freeing up internal trade among the provinces and territories. But it is a long journey from the photo op and press release that were offered in the wake of last week’s gathering in Whitehorse to a concrete deal providing greater freedom and prosperity for citizens. 678 more words

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