It's a tremendously appealing political solution, for obvious reasons: the government harvests credit and votes for spending now, while some other government down the road is stuck with the reckoning. Morereadcommentsvideo
For at least the last 200 years, whenever veterans required care, government provided — sometimes begrudgingly — regardless of its economic circumstances.
Trudeau is now been accused of shutting down a debate that we weren't even having a month ago, and turned what might have been a minor matter on summer jobs funding into a national referendum on the government's abortion dogma. And for what?
Opinion Was it wrong for Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould to tweet about the Boushie verdict? Two experts debate
Many criticized these statements as inappropriate, while others applauded the pair for pointing out an injustice. CBC Opinion asked two lawyers to weigh in on the debate.video
Opinion Cases like Colten Boushie's are handled unjustly, and there's nothing wrong with saying that: Neil Macdonald
Had an all-Indigenous jury, selected under the supervision of an Indigenous judge, acquitted an Indigenous farmer of murdering a young white man, what would the reaction have been? That scenario is utterly unrealistic, but to ask the question is to answer it.
Some of the requirements make no sense. To get OHIP+ coverage for Keppra, a favoured choice to treat epilepsy, for example, patients now have to have tried and failed older, cheaper anti-epilepsy drugs. That's just not practical for many children.
Opinion Raising the basic personal amount — not the minimum wage — is the way to help low-income workers
Lifting the basic personal amount would put more money in the hands of the working poor, help stimulate the economy and would also not have the effects on labour costs or small business profit margins that we see with steep minimum wage increases.
Opinion There's a pattern to credible #MeToo allegations. The one against Steve Paikin doesn't fit: Robyn Urback
Many people will take the case of TVO's Steve Paikin as evidence that #MeToo has gone off the rails: that a man can be destroyed by a single allegation. If anything, it shows the opposite: that evidence, corroboration and good judgment still matter.
There's huge appetite for major change in Ontario. And a Harvard-educated daughter of a former prime minister and a three-time PC leadership candidate and former MPP are not exactly anti-establishment choices.
If true free trade were the objective, Canada and the United States would simply open their markets to one another, and allow untrammelled — free — trade. But that would bring lobbyists racing to Ottawa (and to Washington), threatening massive job losses.
Opinion Eliminating criminal penalties for all drug use is a logical evolution of Canada's drug policy
Portugal recognized years ago that drastic measures were called for in order to combat its own drug crisis. By treating drug addiction as a medical issue, not a criminal one, the country saw considerable improvements in rates of addiction. Canada could learn a thing or two from them.
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