PC carbon tax reversal still possible in Ontario

The Conservatives can reject their own carbon tax promise and defeat Kathleen Wynne in the June election

PC carbon tax reversal still possible in OntarioWhen the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party launched its policy platform, the People’s Guarantee, the most controversial proposal was implementing a carbon tax. Then-leader Patrick Brown was both praised and criticized for touting this decidedly anti-free-market concept. Brown, as we know, is no longer in charge. Two of the three declared leadership candidates, Christine Elliott and…

Crawling through the Ontario PC wreckage

Party elders and grassroots members need to either shut up or turn down the volume to help get this crumbling political house back into working order

Crawling through the Ontario PC wreckageThe Ontario Progressive Conservatives need to cool their jets – and fast. It’s been a frustrating few days watching the resignations, bloodletting, drama, rumour mill and headless chickens dominate the news headlines. Many people have lost perspective, various political factions are rising and falling, and the party’s political momentum is on life support. The starting…

Hijab hoax story could have unfortunate long-term consequences

The fact that a child lied is not the story. The fact that those in authority accepted, and publicized, an 11-year-old girl's story without checking the facts is

Hijab hoax story could have unfortunate long-term consequencesThere have been stories of adults and children lying to the public about everything from getting robbed to being raped. The ruse Canadians just experienced could leave a bad taste in our mouths for some time. On Jan. 12, the Toronto Police Service’s Twitter feed reported an attack at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School by…

Trump’s penchant for digging ‘s—holes’

The straw that broke the orange-haired camel’s back? Or just another example of intemperate behaviour and the fact he has no filter?

Trump’s penchant for digging ‘s—holes’Columnists are rarely presented with situations to freely use a crude word or term without worrying about an editor’s dreaded red pen. Hence, I’m going to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! What’s this in reference to? U.S. President Donald Trump’s alleged use of the derogatory phrase “shithole countries” to describe some Central American…

Why did Justin Trudeau rush into a photo-op with Joshua Boyle?

No political spin doctor or Liberal-friendly talking head can ever make Trudeau’s inexplicable meeting with the Boyle family go away

Why did Justin Trudeau rush into a photo-op with Joshua Boyle?Joshua Boyle’s story has never smelled right. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his senior advisers surely knew this, so it boggles the mind why they proceeded with a meeting with the former Afghanistan hostage. The son of a federal tax court judge, Boyle grew up in Breslau, Ont. He graduated from the University of Waterloo…

Altered reality: why legalizing pot remains hazy

The Liberal strategy faces a Senate roadblock, questions about police preparedness and concerns that the provinces won't be ready by July 1

Altered reality: why legalizing pot remains hazyHappy New Year, everyone! It’s time to remove the thick layer of dust off the crystal ball and predict what Canadians will witness in 2018. Besides some obvious choices – more mind-blowing tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continuing to stumble after every fifth word or so – the issue that could…
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