Doug Ford’s first acts as Ontario premier are worrisome

So Doug Ford has wasted no time delivering on some of his campaign promises — and so much more — since he became Ontario’s premier just over a week ago. That’s a good thing right? Wrong. Doug Ford was sworn in as premier of Ontario on Friday. Since then he has backpedalled on important environmental and consumer protection More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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Under Trump, the United States is turning his back on its friends

One of the great tales of the Second World War was the establishment in America of a network of British operatives assigned to weaken isolationist forces and draw the United States into the fight against Adolf More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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There’s less than meets the eye in Justin Trudeau’s Creston encounter

In the matter of Justin Trudeau and what transpired at a beery music festival in Creston, B.C. back in 2000 there are, as usual, two things at play: what actually happened and how he’s handled it since the More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 6th, 2018
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Bombardier has played Torontonians for fools on new streetcars

Toronto’s transit riders and taxpayers are being taken for a ride by a gang of incompetents whose word is worth nothing. The gang is called Bombardier Inc., and yet again it is making fools of all of us by More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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Dear Ms Sanders, don’t talk to us about ‘nice’

To be fair to Sarah Sanders, there probably wasn’t much Canadian content on the curriculum at Little Rock Central High School or Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., when she was a student. But More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Politicians must lead on gun violence

By rights the Canada Day weekend should have been a time for celebrating how safe and peaceful this country is. In Toronto, though, the deadly crackle of gunfire in the heart of the city overshadowed the joyous More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Ontario’s Ford government shouldn’t close supervised injection sites

Nearly 4,000. That’s the appalling number of Canadians “from all walks of life” who died of opioid overdoses in 2017, according to new figures from the federal government. More than 1,100 of More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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Doug Ford chooses the safe road as he takes the reins of Ontario’s government

Both literally and otherwise, Doug Ford enjoyed a moment in the sun on Friday after being sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. He earned it. And he did so by following an unlikely road. Doug Ford is sworn More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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On this Canada Day, we appreciate who we are more than ever

Oddly, Canada might be having a more meaningful birthday this year than last, even if the number of years we’re celebrating isn’t quite as much of a landmark. The 150th anniversary of Confederation More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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A better way forward for long-term care homes

In communities across Ontario there are thousands of people, once vibrant and healthy, living out their days in long-term care homes. And the term, unfortunately, can be a bit of a misnomer. Many of the “homes” More...