We’ve become dangerously complacent about vaccines

In 2016 the World Health Organization declared North America measles-free. Yet since the beginning of this year U.S. states on opposite sides of the continent — Washington and New York — have experienced hundreds of cases of the disease, leading Washington’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Get your child vaccinated against More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, February 11th, 2019

Ottawa should crack down on vaping ads targeted at kids

The fact that vaping among teenagers increased by a whopping 78 per cent over the past year in the United States is shocking, but not surprising. Nor is it any surprise that health experts say the trend in Canada More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Paul Dewar: A good man in life and death

Even terminal brain cancer couldn’t dissuade Paul Dewar from his belief that life, community and the world at large were best approached with an optimistic outlook. Dewar, who died on Wednesday, spent his More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Americans are finally getting a real debate on taxing the rich

Some straws in the wind from south of the border: Two new opinion polls show Americans think it’s high time for the rich to pay more income tax. A solid majority thinks they should pay a “wealth tax” More...

By SLPundit On Friday, February 8th, 2019

Justin Trudeau must clear the air on SNC-Lavalin

There’s one person who could credibly deny the suggestion that Jody Wilson-Raybould was pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene in the prosecution of the engineering giant SNC-Lavalin More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Ford government’s bait-and-switch on autism

For some time now research has shown that early intervention leads to better outcomes for kids with autism. So it’s hard to overstate how difficult it is for parents to sit on waiting lists that stretch for More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Ford government is hypocritical for cracking down on leaks

Ah, the leak. It’s as old as government itself. The Ford government wants the OPP to investigate leaks of government documents on restructuring health care that NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released publicly.  (Frank More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Raj Grewal and the Liberals have some serious ’splainin to do

Admittedly, it’s been hard to follow the erratic course of Raj Grewal’s troubled political career. It all started last November, when Grewal, at the time the Liberal MP for Brampton East, announced More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 4th, 2019

We know the problems in health care; get moving on the fix

During last year’s Ontario election campaign, when Anthony Dale, head of the Ontario Hospital Association, wanted to talk about fixing “hallway medicine,” which Doug Ford had turned into a campaign More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Afghan peace talks fall short

News that U.S. negotiators held six days of peace talks with the Taliban last week should be cause for celebration. After all, until now there’s been no end in sight to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan More...