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Don’t be blue over going green, Erin O’Toole

By Shachi Kurl, President Erin O’Toole, what’s the matter buddy? Why are you hiding underneath that desk in a defensive crouch? Is there an earthquake drill? What? You proposed a form of carbon pricing and everyone’s being mean to you?

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Religious rituals suffer under COVID – but Canadians’ faith is still strong

By Shachi Kurl, President Spring is prime time for followers of Canada’s religious traditions. And for a second consecutive year, it is a period that carries the weight of isolation and observance by half-measure. For many Jews, Pesach meant Seder

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Canadians’ antipathy toward China makes the case of the ‘two Michaels’ even harder to resolve

By Shachi Kurl, President Anger. Barely concealed, seething hostility. As the “trials” of Michaels Spavor and Kovrig begin in China – the state that extrajudicially kidnapped those two Canadian men more than 800 days ago – these are the emotions

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Confusion? Some – but COVID expertise is evolving

By Shachi Kurl, President Oh dear, what can the matter be? This latest episode of COVID-19 upset is brought to you by a couple of chief medical officers on opposite ends of the country, and an organization you’ve probably never

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Canadians to Trudeau – Don’t choose the next governor general by yourself

By Shachi Kurl, President In the choppy wake of Julie Payette’s scandalous departure from Rideau Hall, the easiest, most predictable question to ask is “Who’s next?” That is, who could or should succeed her as governor general? The more important

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Support is going in the wrong direction for Erin O’Toole, despite Trudeau’s gaffes

By Shachi Kurl, President We’ve all had a high school lab partner like Justin Trudeau. You know, he’s the guy who promises his contribution to the big group project this term will be building a mechanized, programmable, drone-controlled model of

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