A blanket ban on cellphones in class would not be smart

With students back in class this week, educators, parents and politicians are talking about cellphones. Again. Along with sex education, “discovery” math and seemingly everything else going on in Ontario classrooms, Premier Doug Ford wants parents to weigh in on cellphone use in school. His Progressive Conservative party campaigned on a More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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Ontario can’t afford to fumble on the opioid crisis

Six weeks into her review of the “merit” of supervised injection and overdose prevention sites, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott would have to be wilfully deaf not to hear the loud and clear More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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Ontario should lift health-care wait period for new permanent residents

Roman Orlov came to Canada from Ukraine last fall with dreams of studying psychology. But instead, the 18-year-old Richmond Hill resident has spent most of the past year battling cancer — and Ontario’s More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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It’s time to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship

So it has come to this. Six Burmese generals accused last week of “genocidal intent” against the Rohingya people by members of a United Nations fact-finding panel are walking free today. Reuters More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Canada needs to prevent meddling in our elections

Make no mistake: Facebook is feeling the pressure. Scarred by criticism that it enabled Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social media giant summoned its biggest tech peers to a summit More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Under Doug Ford, Ontario is turning the clock back for labour

There’s little to celebrate this Labour Day in the wake of a new report that shows millennials feel anxious, depressed and even angry about their inability to secure full-time jobs in a world where precarious More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
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Ontario shouldn’t open the door to ‘big-box’ child care

Parents clamouring for child care cheered in 2016 when Ontario’s Liberal government announced plans to spend as much as $ 3.7 billion over five years to double the number of licensed spots for young children. More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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Sidewalk Labs must make sure all can share in shaping the future

Imagine heated sidewalks that stay free of snow and ice, even on really bad winter days. Self-driving shuttles and smart lighting that make streets easier and safer to navigate. Or a garbage bin that’s actually More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Tesla ruling is a victory for fair play in Ontario

Chalk up one for fair play. Tesla’s legal win this week against what it called the Ford government’s “unlawful” phase-out of electric vehicle incentives is no doubt a relief to the company More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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This is no time for Canada to lose its nerve or sign on to a bad trade deal

Canada is being treated to Donald Trump’s trademark knife-to-the-throat style of negotiating: sign a deal on trade right now or I’ll gut your economy. It makes for dramatic headlines and a lot of nervous More...