The Winter Olympics are in trouble when even Calgary doesn’t want them

Calgary has already had more snow this winter than Beijing, host of the next Winter Olympics, will get all year. It has plenty of existing sport infrastructure and the winter culture to benefit from getting even more of it. And its residents have fond memories of hosting the 1988 Games. So the International Olympic Committee is in trouble when even More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

In this deal, the NHL wins and players lose

A tentative settlement in a lawsuit over concussions would pay hundreds of former NHL players just a few million dollars more than John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs (the league’s highest-paid player) More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Toronto seems to have learned from last winter’s shelter debacle

Last winter it seemed as though the City of Toronto’s big plan was to hope that Mother Nature’s worst would pass the city by. Sure, the parks department turned off the water in the few remaining public More...

By SLPundit On Monday, November 12th, 2018

Ford should not give hockey league a pass on labour laws

Fresh off its decision to roll back a planned minimum wage hike and gut employment protections for Ontario’s most vulnerable workers, the Ford government now seems keen to exempt major junior hockey from More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, November 11th, 2018

A data breach is a bad start for online pot sales

There were always going to be people who didn’t feel comfortable putting their names, addresses and credit cards into a government database to buy cannabis. Some people have a niggling concern that provincial More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, November 10th, 2018

The Trudeau government shouldn’t rush to change assisted dying law

You would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the story of Audrey Parker. She’s the 57-year-old Halifax woman who ended her life on Nov. 1 with medical assistance, earlier than she had wanted. More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 9th, 2018

Tony Clement’s downfall shows it’s time for men to do better

A year after the Harvey Weinstein scandal and a year after New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was jailed for 21 months for sexting with a 15-year-old girl on Skype, some men still aren’t getting the message More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Donald Trump is wounded, and more dangerous than ever

A wounded animal, they say, is the most dangerous. Donald Trump has been politically wounded, with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, and he is lashing More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Ontario should stop stalling on making payments to doctors public

If we want to know why it’s so important to have transparency around how drugs are marketed to doctors, we need look no further than the opioid overdose crisis that killed nearly 4,000 Canadians last year. More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Ottawa should press for release of Saeed Malekpour

For almost a decade now, a Canadian resident has languished in an Iranian prison on trumped-up charges. Saeed Malekpour has been subjected to torture and for years lived under a sentence of death. Now his family More...