Let’s not trust Facebook to protect our privacy and our democracy

Every time you use Facebook, the social media platform learns something about you. From your location, the type of computer or mobile device you use, your relationship status, the TV shows you recommend, the articles and personalities you “like” and dozens of other data points, Facebook can derive with creepy reliability not only your preferences More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Ontario NDP’s plan for public dental care is long overdue

Give Ontario’s New Democrats full marks for putting a key health issue — extending basic dental coverage to everyone — at the top of their election agenda. If the Liberals try and steal the idea, as they More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 19th, 2018

We don’t expect magic, but Presto must do better

It appears as if “Presto” might not have been the most fitting name for the smart-card system being installed on Toronto’s transit network. The word, Italian for “quick” or “quickly,” derived from More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Doug Ford: Let’s hope that past isn’t prologue

So how might Doug Ford comport himself as premier of Ontario, should he win the provincial election in June? As that staple of amateur psychoanalysis has it, the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh’s troubling dodges

Here is an incomplete list of qualifications for being prime minister: you should be able to categorically condemn political violence; you should hold a clear position on the national unity of our international More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 16th, 2018

Don’t let money distort our politics

Trying to stave off the corrupting influence of money in politics is a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole. Whenever one threat to the integrity of our democratic process is beaten into submission, it seems another More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Let’s not turn back the clock on sex education

Doug Ford says that if he’s elected premier in June he will scrap the province’s two-year-old sex education curriculum and start from scratch. “We have to make sure we tweak a few things,” said the newly More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Donald Trump is silencing those who might restrain him

Is the world about to see Trump Unchained? In the space of a week, Donald Trump has rid himself of two men who served as checks on his worst instincts. He’s forced out his top advisers on economics and foreign More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Justin Trudeau should push ahead on gun control

As the United States tears itself apart over whether, in the face of an epidemic of mass shootings, to impose even minimal controls on the purchase and possession of firearms, Canadians should avoid the temptation More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 12th, 2018

The challenge ahead for Brenda Lucki, the country’s new top cop

The appointment of Brenda Lucki as new commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was just cause for celebration. The 52-year-old Edmonton native, 24th commissioner of the force, is the first woman to hold More...