Tina Fontaine’s life and death shame us all

One of the most powerful newspaper columns ever published was written by Eugene Patterson for The Atlanta Constitution in 1963, after a church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., that killed four little African-American girls. The atrocity was not just a sorrow for the Black community whose children were lost, Patterson wrote. The fault rested not just More...

by SLPundit | Published 2 weeks ago
By SLPundit On Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Liberals shouldn’t try to muzzle Jody Wilson-Raybould

Liberals on the House of Commons justice committee are doing Canadians, and their own government, no favours by failing to clear the way for Jody Wilson-Raybould to tell her full story. She wants to speak out More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Banning phones in the classroom is about politics as much as education

The Ford government will get a lot of applause from parents with its decision to ban cellphones from classrooms. Some of it will even be deserved. After all, who wants kids distracted by texts and tweets when they More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Apologies are fine, but Ottawa should address high rates of TB in north now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the right thing last week when he formally apologized for Canada’s treatment of Inuit people who were stricken with tuberculosis during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. During More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 11th, 2019

Ontario needs a plan to protect pets and animals from abuse

When the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was first established in 1873, Toronto’s streetcars were still pulled by horses. That’s how long ago we started worrying about the More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Put free menstrual products in all women’s washrooms. Period

Toronto city council took a small step last week toward addressing what’s known as “period poverty” when it agreed to spend $ 222,000 this year to supply menstrual products at city-run shelters More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Trudeau should own his role in SNC-Lavalin mess

If the Trudeau government had hoped it could move past the SNC-Lavalin mess by having two prominent insiders provide a counterpoint to the story told by Jody Wilson-Raybould, it will be disappointed. Certainly, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 8th, 2019

Ontario shouldn’t delay on closing the wage gap

You’d think a law aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap in Ontario by allowing men and women doing similar work to compare their compensation would be a self-evidently good thing. And not just for women, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Ford government, in a hole on OPP, just keeps digging

The Ford government has dug itself into a hole in the matter of appointing a new leader for the Ontario Provincial Police. And true to form, it just keeps on digging. It was glaringly obvious all along that Ron More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Only Justin Trudeau can stop the bleeding

Only Justin Trudeau can fix this now. No one else but the prime minister himself can stem the damage being done to his government in the unfolding SNC-Lavalin affair. So far the prime minister has failed to present More...