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 children, even toddlers, marinating for weeks in their own filth in an overcrowded border station. Hundreds of other migrants kept More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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

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

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

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...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Justin Trudeau needs to show he has the qualities to lead

By all rights the federal Liberals ought to be cruising toward a comfortable victory in October. The economy is humming along, especially where most of the voters live — in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. More...

By SLPundit On Friday, June 28th, 2019

Transparency on what doctors bill OHIP informs the health-care debate

Now we know that 194 Ontario doctors have landed on the top 100 list of annual OHIP billers at least once since 2011. Nearly half are ophthalmologists and radiologists. Just nine of the top-billing doctors are More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Toronto needs to put its bike plan in the fast lane

When Toronto put bike lanes on Adelaide and Richmond streets, cycling increased 1,000 per cent and collisions involving cyclists dramatically decreased. When the city put a bike lane on Bloor, cycling increased More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

New rules are needed to stop kids being lured into vaping

The cherry cheesecake or strawberry ice cream varieties may sound appealing. And so, certainly, does the real possibility that these and myriad other flavours of nicotine-laden vape juices could help thousands More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Let the Sidewalk Labs debate begin, again

A plan to turn Toronto’s derelict eastern waterfront into a high-tech neighbourhood of the future that tackles the biggest urban problems, from housing affordability and traffic gridlock to climate change and More...