Insight

Regulating marijuana is a fool’s errand

The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana is another nail in the coffin of Canada’s expensive and wasteful war on drugs. But at what social cost?legal pot Former justice minister Anne McLellan, who chaired the federal task force on marijuana ...

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing homeless people walk among us in countless North American cities. They’re often in the shadows, and often show visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. We’ve become desensitized to their experiences. ...

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Should the energy sector trust Canadians?

A prevailing question is bouncing around the country: Should Canadians trust the energy sector? It preoccupies a fair number of people, including academics and politicians. Many are intent on doing good by creating new ways of thinking through some of ...

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Tolerance is key to global harmony

In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells us that we should “seek first to understand and then to be understood.” Tolerance. It’s one of the key elements in building global harmony. But how do ...

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Trump blows against Canada’s competitiveness

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To the predictable howls of environmentalists, U.S. President Donald Trump has turned his pen on Barack Obama’s climate change policies—to the detriment of Canadians. Signing the Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth executive order (EO) while surrounded by coal miners, ...

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The origin of April Fool’s Day

On April Fool’s Day, we’re on red alert for pranks, hoaxes and fake news—and it’s been going on for centuries, from an era when court jesters were common. With no TV, movies or Internet, jesters, jokers or fools were the ...

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Quebec highway winter fiasco a political scandal

There was a time when Canadian universities defended academic freedom with passion, authority and gravitas. Those days are over: hurt feelings and crocodile tears now trump free speech on our university campuses. Here’s a pertinent example. Andrew Potter resigned last ...

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