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The spy-balloon saga carries a down-to-earth message about Canada’s defence

By Shachi Kurl, President Balloons! For 10 days in February, we were captivated by them. Flying through the air / How did they get there / Where did they come from / Was much harm was done? * It feels

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Playing health-care hero will be tricky for the premiers and the PM

By Shachi Kurl, President Lots of people disagree with Ontario Premier Doug Ford about lots of things. The one thing on which Ontarians — and Canadians in general — are likely to agree, however, is his assessment of the upcoming

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Nostalgia’s great, but how long will Zellers last?

By Shachi Kurl, President Did the nostalgia news of Zellers’ impending resurrection hit you, as it did me, like a wave of Club Zed points waiting to be redeemed? Easily my favourite news story of the week, it was also,

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Do we really need government to tell us to mask up?

By Shachi Kurl, President Apparently, all that 54 per cent of Canadians want for Christmas is to be told they must wear masks again. OK, I jest. It’s not all they want. There are other stocking stuffers on the list,

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Liberals and Tories both using firearms bill to fire up support

By Shachi Kurl, President The mess over Bill C-21, the federal government’s proposed gun legislation, feels, at the end of a very long year, like the billionth example of what happens when Canadians living on different planets fail to understand

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Canadians’ views on abortion are often more nuanced than we think

By Shachi Kurl, President We live in an age of technology and access to knowledge. Never before, on any given topic, have we had the benefit of so much information, so many perspectives, at our fingertips. So why does it

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