Trump plays fast and loose with the truth about border security

There were a lot of problems about Donald Trump’s prime-time appeal to the American people this week about the crisis along America’s southern border. Chief among them: the notable absence of a crisis. As Trump prepared his address from the Oval Office, the hallowed site from which previous presidents have broadcast at moments of special More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Ontario Place isn’t a plaything for Doug Ford

Appointing the man who was responsible for Ontario Place while it went downhill in the late 1990s and early 2000s to lead a “fresh and innovative” revamp of the waterfront site obviously makes little More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Ontario’s workplace safety board should rethink how it handles harassment

By now the evidence is in that stress and harassment can make you sick. So last year, when Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board extended benefits to cover employees who had become ill after experiencing More...

By SLPundit On Monday, January 7th, 2019

Ford’s cuts to provincial grants are shortsighted

In a Toronto shelter that serves elderly homeless men, there’s a new kitchen that will help them learn to cook for themselves. In some cases again, in others for the first time in their lives. It’s More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer owe us the best choice in October

Pro tip for Liberal strategists in the walk-up to October’s federal election: keep your man close to home. Do not, to be more precise, let Justin Trudeau roam the world any more than absolutely necessary. Conservative More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

New Year’s resolutions we’d like to see

It’s that time of year, when the Star’s Editorial Board turns its attention to resolutions that public figures may want to adopt to make the coming year better for all of us, or at least more tolerable More...

By SLPundit On Monday, December 31st, 2018

Journalists around the world are being killed for doing their jobs

Rajabi Noroz Ali, Afghanistan, TV1 Rasoli Ghazi, Afghanistan, TV1 cameraman Darani Maharam, Afghanistan, Radio Azadai (Radio Free Europe) Kakeker Sabvon, Afghanistan, Radio Azadai (Radio Free Europe) Hananzavi More...

By SLPundit On Friday, December 28th, 2018

Farewell to 2018, a toxic year with way too much misinformation

What kind of year has it been? Apparently a toxic one, replete with misinformation and lots of people suffering the sharp pangs of nomophobia. If that sounds unpleasant and uncomfortable, that’s because it More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, December 27th, 2018

The Sidewalk Labs debate needs to be about more than just privacy

Just over a year ago, the prime minister, Ontario’s then-premier and the mayor gathered on Toronto’s waterfront to announce with much fanfare that a Google company was coming to town with a vision for More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Heroes and villains from a year of hate and hope

It’s been a year of hate — and hope, too — in Canada and around the world. Sadly, though, hate dominated the news, symbolized by the haunting image of little Amal Hussain, a victim of the Saudi-led More...