Americans should fight for rules-based order, not trash it

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland went to Washington this week and told Americans some blunt truths about the tariffs their president is imposing on Canada. They are, she said, “protectionism pure and simple… a naked example of the United States putting its thumb on the scale, in violation of the very rules it helped to write.” That More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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We must push back against Donald Trump’s assault on truth and honour

Longstanding alliances have been dishonoured beyond understanding. Longstanding rogue regimes and a dictator leader have been exalted beyond reason. Longstanding principles of democratic societies and the place More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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It’s time for a new attitude to make Toronto’s streets safer

Show us someone who likes to wait, and that will be the person who can truly be reasonable about how Toronto’s roads should be shared. As it is, drivers just want to get where they’re going as fast More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Senators, pass the Cannabis Act without delay

To riff off a song made famous in the 1969 movie Easy Rider: don’t bogart that bill, my friend. The Senate could get no better advice than that on the act to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. A More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Dear America: Come on up, we still like you

Dear America: Well, isn’t this a fine (possibly soon-to-be-tariffed) pickle we’ve gotten ourselves into? We’re still reeling up here about your president’s whirlwind visit to Canada and More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Ontario should act to let cities use photo radar in school zones

In an ideal world, posting a reduced speed limit sign would be enough to get drivers to slow down. Especially in a school zone where young children abound. And if not that, then surely some combination of the “Watch More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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It’s Trump, not Trudeau, who is dishonest and betraying America’s friends

But the reality is that every one of them applies not to Trudeau but to Trump himself. This meeting was doomed from the start, given that Trump chose to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum on Canada and More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Ottawa must learn from failures on Indigenous programs

More Indigenous children are taken from their homes by children’s aid societies today than were displaced at the height of the residential school system. The inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 9th, 2018
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How to stop gun violence in Toronto

On Tuesday night a man in his 40s was pronounced dead after a shooting in a residential area of Etobicoke. Alarmingly, this type of tragic event is no longer rare in Toronto. In fact, the man was the 18th person More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Reality will quickly bite for Doug Ford’s new PC government in Ontario

Premier Doug Ford: that’ll take some getting used to. But the people have spoken and in a democracy the people are always right, by definition. Vox populi, vox dei. Their verdict is that Ford and his Progressive More...