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Conrad Black: As Madoff victims go unpaid, my old rival Richard Breeden has been unmasked for who he is

Canadians had a reminder this week of the self-serving corruption that taints much of American financial law, an appreciable part of the bedraggled corporate governance movement, and which is, when it pleases Americans to do so, visited upon this country as well. 1,409 more words

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Chris Selley: 'Canada's Donald Trump' was never on offer in the Conservative leadership race

Whoever walks away Saturday night as the Conservative Party of Canada’s new leader, it will not be Canada’s version of Donald Trump. That’s not because Kellie Leitch’s values-testing-for-immigrants campaign never really caught on, and it’s not because Kevin O’Leary dropped out of the race when it became clear he couldn’t win it. 714 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Appeals court slams judge who rules without reasons

It’s a pretty good gig: A salary of $308,600 a year; a job for life (or until the mandatory retirement age of 75) and then a sweet pension; minimal accountability. 984 more words

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Andrew Coyne: The CPC leadership race had little star power … and was much better for it

It’s easy to say what was wrong with the Conservative leadership race, and lord knows people have. It was too long. There were too many candidates. 1,046 more words

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National Post View: There's a place for leaks, especially in Trump's administration. But government insiders have gone too far

For those eagerly following U.S. politics, this week’s headlines delivered yet another cornucopia of dirt. President Donald Trump has angered the Navy by blabbing about the location of U.S. 896 more words

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John Ivison: Max Bernier as the Comeback Kid, and other tales from the CPC campaign

The Conservative leadership race has gone on longer than Atlas Shrugged, but we’re almost done. Regardless of who wins, here are five lessons learned:

1. There may be no second acts in American lives, but there are in Canadian politics. 775 more words

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Michael Chong: Fixing Democracy

The unfortunate reality of Ottawa today is that real power is held by only a few of the 338 members of parliament that Canadians elect. Most power rests with party leaders and the prime minister. 609 more words

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