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. She was suffering from terminal cancer that had spread to her brain, and feared that might prevent her from giving final consent for an assisted More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, November 9th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By SLPundit On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Set expense limits for former governors general

Canadian taxpayers should rightly be wondering why they are still footing the bill for office expenses for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, who has claimed more than $ 1.1 million since she left Rideau More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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The Trudeau government’s pay equity bill is just a start

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced Canada’s first gender-parity cabinet and declared it a no-brainer — “Because it’s 2015” — women across the country understandably More...

By SLPundit On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Steve Bannon is no threat to Canadian values

Canadians are tough enough and confident enough in our own values to listen to the likes of Steve Bannon. We need not fear that our intellectual integrity or our social fabric are so fragile as to be threatened More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Statistics Canada shouldn’t expect private banking data before it makes the case for it

Canadians are just now learning that Statistics Canada has plans to call up the nation’s banks and collect the detailed financial transaction data of 500,000 randomly selected people. At a time when concerns More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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It’s time for Doug Ford to stop campaigning and start governing

During election campaigns we’ve come to expect over-the-top partisan rhetoric and exaggerations of all kinds — some so big they really are better classified as lies. But once elected, we expect leaders More...