We cheered for Kawhi Leonard, let’s keep cheering for ourselves

The departure of the superb former Toronto Raptor to the Los Angeles Clippers does not require analysis by the sports department. It needs Flaubert. Or Emily Dickinson. Or Ask Ellie. It is not about athletic talent but, as everything important in life tends to be, about relationships. “A relationship is a physiologic process, as real and as potent More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Ford government should stop stalling on photo radar in school zones

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Despite the fact Ontario has passed legislation to permit municipalities to ticket speeders in school zones, Toronto can’t do so until the Ford government passes regulations. TORONTO More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Women’s lives should not be at risk because of biased research

More women than men are licenced to drive cars in the United States and they influence 80 per cent of car purchasing decisions there and in Canada, too. But you’d never know that by the disturbing facts in a More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Toronto, it’s time to build the missing middle in housing

In short, such buildings had to be separated from single-family homes, which had already emerged as the default desirable way to live. For a little context, 1912 is also when the water’s edge was close to Front More...

By SLPundit On Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Canada must be firm on China, so hold the tweets

Two jarring bits of reality from the Canada-China front this past week: First, we learned that the jailers of Michael Kovrig, one of the two Canadians imprisoned by China on trumped-up espionage charges, have More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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On the Fourth of July, America confronts a moral crisis on its border

On this Fourth of July, its third with Donald Trump ensconced in the White House, the United States confronts both a political and moral crisis on its southern border. Day after day, the revelations continue. Migrant More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Time for Ontario to make drug company payments public

Ten of Canada’s biggest pharmaceutical companies paid doctors and health-care organizations nearly $ 77 million last year. That’s up from the year before. Who got that money? We don’t know. What was More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Toronto city council should turn down plan to raise daycare costs

For parents lucky (and patient) enough to win one, they are something close to a miracle. The relief and comfort of finding a daycare spot in the same school your children attend — sometimes after years of waiting More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 1st, 2019
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On Canada Day, here we are — loud and proud

On Montague Street in Lunenburg, N.S., there are within the space of a few dozen steps all three of the town’s bookshops. At Lunenburg Bound, proprietor and Toronto expat Michael Higgins has turned the friendly More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Ottawa is right to put safety first on cannabis edibles

It will be a cannabis cornucopia. It will include everything from brownies and chocolate bars to beers and breath strips. When the edibles end of Canada’s legal pot market opens this coming winter, it will quickly More...