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Just the tip: Payday loan companies are the poster-child for what’s really wrong

If you’ve ever walked into a payday loan company to get something to tide you over to the end of the month, you’ll know you’re lucky if you come out with your shirt. It takes less than half an hour … Continue reading

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Wynne’s Win: Ontario’s Great Divide

No one should be happy about the Liberal majority. Well, maybe Kathleen Wynne—she owned up to the gas plant scandals and she ran a terrific campaign. This is, more than anyone else’s, Wynne’s win. Elections have a way of showing … Continue reading

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A Very American Coup: Hey brother, can you spare a democracy?

They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job. They used to tell me I … Continue reading

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Tous en grève

What are we to make of 100 days of mayhem in Montreal? Étudiants en grève—students on strike. By the commentary in the mainstream media, you’d think the students of Québec were little devils, demiurges bent on bringing evil anarchy to … Continue reading

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Fix, don’t scrap, rights panels

Bill Whatcott is a man who doesn’t much like gay men and isn’t shy about saying so. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission thought that what he said went beyond dislike, all the way to hate. That ruling went to the … Continue reading

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Occupied

Is a state of mind … One by one the Occupy camps are coming down and I, for one, will be sorry to see them go. They were a constant reminder that there are things we need to fix in … Continue reading

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Mr Harper finds his whale and the Liberals are lost at sea

“Hard a’starbord Mister Starbuck. Thar she blows!”   Well Mr Harper has found his elusive majority and Mr Layton’s job just got a whole lot harder. Now he must to try to keep the captain from taking the ship over … Continue reading

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