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Alex Whalen: The next Prime Minister won't have God-like powers over the economy

If you are someone who follows the various media coverage, you could be forgiven for wondering when the Prime Minister of this country was handed God-like powers over the national economy. 604 more words

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Charles Krauthammer: George Weidenfeld's attempt to repay Christian kindness

Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt remains. 732 more words

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Kelly McParland: If NDP wants rep by pop it should have a vote by pop

Generally speaking, longstanding national practices and institutions shouldn’t be jettisoned at the whim of a political party which happens to find them inconvenient.

Canada didn’t adopt a new flag in 1965 just because the government of the day felt it was a good idea. 941 more words

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Canada buys into Iron Dome, and other reasons to fear for humanity

1. Canada buys into Iron Dome

Canada is buying the “Iron Dome” technology that Israel developed to fend off missiles fired from Gaza. “This represents another example of significant transfer of Israeli defence technology to Canada,” said Defence Minister Jason Kenney. 584 more words

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Alyssa Rosenberg: If we really want to hurt this hunter where it hurts, there seems to be a better route than simple online shaming

Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who was recently identified as the person who killed an iconic Zimbabwean lion, is having a rotten week.

As the Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey has reported, angry animal-lovers have trashed his business’ online profile with negative online reviews and a fake Twitter profile. 685 more words

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Jen Gerson: So what if Russell Brown is a conservative Supreme Court judge?

Russell Brown is a “conservative” judge. Cue the dramatic background music and grainy film footage — our latest appointment to the Supreme Court is the Harper Secret Agenda writ large. 887 more words

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Patti Tamara Lenard: Unlike Canadian expats living abroad, non-citizen residents are directly impacted by our laws, yet have no say in them

Donald Sutherland is upset. He wants to vote in Canadian elections because he feels Canadian, because he has to restrain himself from saying “eh?” and because he’s a citizen. 791 more words

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