Alberta’s election will provide a preview of federal vote

Throughout most of the 20th century and beyond, Canadians elsewhere in the country could serenely ignore provincial elections in Alberta, certain that voting day there would produce a walloping Social Credit or Progressive Conservative majority. There were, granted, occasional alarms. Not least of which when the formidable Peter Lougheed put an end More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Doug Ford’s trained seals embarrass themselves

It’s been said that the shortest measurable span of time is from the instant the traffic light turns green until the driver behind honks the horn. A close runner-up must surely be the time between a man or More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The Ford government is fooling no one with its cuts to education

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives relied on a variety of slogans in last year’s Ontario election campaign — from buck-a-beer and the six-million-dollar-man, to fixing hallway medicine and More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

After Bill Morneau’s budget, Liberals should move on pharmacare

For his fourth budget as Justin Trudeau’s finance minister, Bill Morneau has produced a document that manages to be both forward-looking and retro at the same time. Forward-looking, because even in the face More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Don’t balance Ontario’s budget on the backs of vulnerable kids

Premier Doug Ford’s election promise to cut $ 6 billion from Ontario’s budget without cutting any jobs or hurting “real folks” was always dubious. Only “insiders” and “fat More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 18th, 2019

All political leaders must leave no doubt they condemn hate groups

If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. The manifesto purportedly written by a suspect in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, says the shooter wanted to send a message that “nowhere More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Donald Trump’s threats of violence cross a crucial line

No one can accuse Donald Trump of respecting democratic niceties. In the two short years that he has held the U.S. presidency, Trum; has vowed to crush the re-election hopes of those in his own Republican party More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, March 16th, 2019

The Liberals offer a case study in how notto handle a crisis

By now, some enterprising pundit should have landed a contract to produce a book on the ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair, the Canadian politics version of Breaking Bad. Somewhere, so melodramatic has it all been, a More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 15th, 2019

Tina Fontaine’s life and death shame us all

One of the most powerful newspaper columns ever published was written by Eugene Patterson for The Atlanta Constitution in 1963, after a church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four little African-American More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Liberals shouldn’t try to muzzle Jody Wilson-Raybould

Liberals on the House of Commons justice committee are doing Canadians, and their own government, no favours by failing to clear the way for Jody Wilson-Raybould to tell her full story. She wants to speak out More...