Upholding Canada’s humanitarian values

If the new Ontario government’s aim was to sabotage Canada’s refugee system, it could do no better than it has with its temper tantrums over the past week. It was bad enough when Doug Ford’s government announced that it would not cooperate with Ottawa and Toronto to manage the influx of asylum-seekers from the U.S. that is straining More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Ontario’s education minister needs to fix sex education mess

In their first weeks in power, Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives have stuck to a simple road map: We’ll do what we said we’d do. And hope taxpayers don’t notice when the results More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Donald Trump has become an international vandal

Donald Trump has been hacking away of the foundations of the international order for months. Monday may turn out to the day when he finally succeeded in cracking it open. Faced with a direct question as to who More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Christine Elliott has a chance to get it right on long-term care

In private conversations, advocates for seniors and long-term care are thrilled (and relieved) with the appointment of Christine Elliott as Ontario’s new health minister. It’s unlikely that any other More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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#NearMissToronto should inspire a campaign for safe streets

Bring it, #NearMissToronto. On behalf of the beleaguered pedestrians of our city, let us take this opportunity to thank a Twitter hashtag for creating a safe space in which to share stories of near death. As it More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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Doug Ford misled voters on Hydro One

Premier Doug Ford may not have outright lied this week about the cost of fulfilling his election promise to get rid of Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt. But he certainly grossly misled taxpayers when he crowed that the More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Toronto deserves support for plan to fight gun crime

Toronto Mayor John Tory and police Chief Mark Saunders are on the right track with their plan to fight the plague of gun violence that has shocked the city this summer. Part of the plan involves making sure more More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Fix Canada’s legal system

It’s been two years since the Supreme Court of Canada imposed strict time limits on criminal trials, citing a “culture of complacency” among governments that has left the justice system underfunded More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Britain will end up worse off after Brexit melt-down

Brexit was always a colossal mistake, a massive own goal by British politicians and politicians out to scapegoat “Europe” for all their economic and political woes. The best that could be salvaged after More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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Doug Ford must end dangerous rhetoric on asylum seekers

The Ford government at Queen’s Park is pouring oil on a brush fire by refusing to cooperate with Ottawa and Toronto in managing the influx of asylum seekers into the city. If you tried to make a difficult More...