Ottawa finally wakes up to the tech challenge

Talk about a day late and a dollar short. The Trudeau government has finally woken up to the multiple challenges posed by the giant tech companies that rule so much of our daily lives. But it has found a way to punt any difficult decisions well beyond this fall’s election. The “digital charter” unveiled on Tuesday by Innovation Minister Navdeep More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Ready, fire, aim: the Ford’s reckless approach on cutting costs

Another day, another example or three of the Ford government’s inability to see even a couple of steps ahead as it goes about slashing services across Ontario. The latest affects only a small number of people: More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 20th, 2019

Women’s rights under threat

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was under consideration for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court last fall, one thing became clear: Republican senators wanted to appoint him to appease the party’s right-wing base, More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 19th, 2019

The AGO’s bright move in bleak times

In the 1967 movie To Sir With Love, a teacher at an inner-city London school takes his students to the Victoria and Albert Museum to help them escape the bleakness of their lives, with memorable results. The real-life More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Ontario needs to take action to curb dirty money

When a house is on fire, you don’t “monitor” it. You sound the alarm and get to work to extinguish the blaze. So what is the Ontario government doing in the face of alarming reports that billions of dollars More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 17th, 2019

Ford still doesn’t understand the difference between charity and government

Two thousand athletes from Canada, the United States and the Caribbean are in Toronto competing at the Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games. This community tends to fly so far under the radar that few people More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Toronto, Ontario and Ottawa need to close election spending loopholes

If one is an example, two is a coincidence and three is a trend, Canada’s campaign finance and spending laws are in trouble. Serious loopholes in the rules that govern how money can be raised and spent have More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Students will suffer the real impact of Ford’s education cuts

A high school in Caledon has crushed the hopes of many students by cutting its award-winning music classes. A Mississauga school sent a note home saying it’s “no longer in a position to offer students credits More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Ford uses our money to spread more lies

Like a steamroller lumbering off in the wrong direction, the Ford government has launched its latest attack on Ottawa’s plan to fight climate change. The TV commercial, funded by the taxpayers of Ontario, shows More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 13th, 2019

Canada must do its share to save endangered species

Our planet is on life support. That’s the dire message from a landmark United Nations report this past week that found one million species of plants and animals — out of a total of eight million — are at More...