Voters deserve politicians who appeal to both their heads and their hearts

The electoral exercise on which Ontario will soon embark, in addition to choosing a government, will reveal much about human nature, about the way our brains work, how our emotions are stirred and tapped, and how thoroughly – or otherwise – we consider, understand and decide on the questions posed by an increasingly complex world. On June 7, Ontario More...

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By SLPundit On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Doug Ford’s position on carbon tax makes no sense

How does Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s oft-repeated promise that, if elected premier, he would repeal Ontario’s carbon tax make no sense? Let us count the ways. First, and fatally for Ford’s More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Halton Catholic school board is wrong to ban charitable donations

The Halton Catholic District School Board is way off base with its sweeping ban on donations to charitable organizations that may fall foul of its interpretation of religious doctrine. The board’s trustees are More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Let’s not trust Facebook to protect our privacy and our democracy

Every time you use Facebook, the social media platform learns something about you. From your location, the type of computer or mobile device you use, your relationship status, the TV shows you recommend, the articles More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Ontario NDP’s plan for public dental care is long overdue

Give Ontario’s New Democrats full marks for putting a key health issue — extending basic dental coverage to everyone — at the top of their election agenda. If the Liberals try and steal the idea, as they More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 19th, 2018

We don’t expect magic, but Presto must do better

It appears as if “Presto” might not have been the most fitting name for the smart-card system being installed on Toronto’s transit network. The word, Italian for “quick” or “quickly,” derived from More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Doug Ford: Let’s hope that past isn’t prologue

So how might Doug Ford comport himself as premier of Ontario, should he win the provincial election in June? As that staple of amateur psychoanalysis has it, the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour. More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh’s troubling dodges

Here is an incomplete list of qualifications for being prime minister: you should be able to categorically condemn political violence; you should hold a clear position on the national unity of our international More...

By SLPundit On Friday, March 16th, 2018

Don’t let money distort our politics

Trying to stave off the corrupting influence of money in politics is a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole. Whenever one threat to the integrity of our democratic process is beaten into submission, it seems another More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Let’s not turn back the clock on sex education

Doug Ford says that if he’s elected premier in June he will scrap the province’s two-year-old sex education curriculum and start from scratch. “We have to make sure we tweak a few things,” said the newly More...