America’s troubling foreign policy: Trump’s deal or no deal

By now, they could probably paper all the White House walls with copies of agreements President Donald Trump has pulled out of or reneged on. In his 16 months in office, Trump has been more demolitions expert than builder, blowing up as much as he can of his predecessor’s legacy. In withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and Trans-Pacific More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Ontario’s political parties need to up their game to win voters

Modern politics is virtually a constant campaign and the one that begins Wednesday in Ontario with the issuing of general election writs has for practical purposes been in motion for many weeks. As voters turn More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

York University students take priority over politics

York University advertises itself as an “international hub of research and knowledge,” and a “community primed for your academic and social success.” A great many current students, no doubt, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 7th, 2018

Doug Ford evades real scrutiny by hiring his own reporter

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it appears Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford has vastly upgraded his opinion of reporters and the news media. In his former incarnation as Toronto city councillor, Ford More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Ontario’s (hydro) power and politics

This is one of a series of editorials on issues facing Ontario voters. At the mere flick of a switch, the marvel of electricity is engaged to illuminate, warm, cool, boot up computers, ovens, refrigerators, vehicles More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Clarity needed on what drug manufacturers are paying doctors millions of dollars for

The opioid crisis in Canada is getting worse, despite efforts to curtail it. The latest figures suggest that more than 4,000 Canadians died last year from opioid overdoses. The main culprit for all this death More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 4th, 2018

Self-regulation is shielding bad doctors, not protecting patients

Doctors who have been disciplined by American medical boards can saunter back across the border to set up shop and, thanks to Canada’s secretive regulatory bodies, their Canadian patients may be none the wiser. And More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Apologies are fine, but Indigenous children need help now

In a show of solidarity with residential school survivors, Parliamentarians this week called on Pope Francis to visit Canada and apologize for the role that Roman Catholic priests, nuns and other officials played More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Greenbelt about-face speaks volumes about Doug Ford

We learned something important this week about Doug Ford, the man who would be premier. We learned that he makes stuff up on the fly and is willing to say things to pander to whatever audience he’s talking to. And More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Justice served: Court of Appeal upholds conviction of Toronto cop who shot Sammy Yatim

Ken Lam is now widely known as the hero cop who arrested the suspect in last week’s van rampage without firing a shot. He says he’s just a cop who was doing his job, and he’s right. But the reason the hero More...