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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
John Ivison: It's surprising that David MacNaughton had an ethics violation, but little surprise he's a Liberal
Colby Cosh: Roll over Beethoven, you exclusionary elitist
DR. CHARLES SHAVER: Expand private clinics to ease COVID backlog, reverse medical brain drain
Colby Cosh: The Young Liberals of Canada share their dreams – and nightmares
Say what you want about the Young Liberals of Canada: they have fertile imaginations. And sometimes those imaginations become reality: the Liberals’ youth wing was a very early force pushing for cannabis legalization. It was thus with a mix of hope ...
SCOTT TAYLOR: CAF has long way to go in improving social justice
On July 2, there was a bizarre incident at Rideau Hall when an armed intruder drove a pickup truck onto the premises and subsequently stalked the grounds on foot. Police were able to defuse the situation peacefully. After this arrest, it was ...
Colby Cosh: Scotland let the separatist genie out of the bottle, and Shetland Islanders have a wish
It’s a naturally tricky quotation to Google, and your correspondent failed at it, but Orwell wrote somewhere that whenever there is a group B who wants to secede from state A, you will always find an even smaller C, D and the rest of the alphabet ...
John Ivison: Get ready for the Liberals' secret new carbon tax
It’s the green policy paradox. Governments want to achieve greenhouse gas reductions at the lowest possible cost, yet, in order to incentivize more environmentally-friendly behaviour, the price of pollution must be driven ever higher. The ...
Kelly McParland: Indigenous-Canadians need action, not more polling
Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), gave an interview this week in which he staked a claim to some of the flood of cash expected to gush from Parliament when it finally gets back to running the country from ...
Colby Cosh: Hits and misses in the pharmaceutical battle against COVID-19
Last week I wrote in this space about corticosteroids and COVID-19 , but the real point was to mark the arrival of a new epoch of the pandemic. For the first time doctors performing high-grade traditional medical studies found out that ...
Trade tribunal to review Canadian government deal with Chinese company for X-ray scanners in embassies
The deal to award a state-owned Chinese company the contract to install X-ray scanners in Canadian embassies around the world is being reviewed by the quasi-judicial body that governs the federal government’s procurement process. The Canadian ...
Kelly McParland: The world's dictatorships strengthen their hands
Here are some things that happened over the Labour Day weekend while Canadians were enjoying the last long weekend of the departing summer, hanging out at cottages and obsessing about sending kids back to school after six months of enduring them ...
Colby Cosh: We're getting better at treating COVID — and the numbers show it
Last week I wrote about the use of corticosteroids in treating COVID-19; the drugs, as a class, were shown to perform well in severe cases and were given the all-clear for use on those patients by the World Health Organization’s ...
Rex Murphy: An homage to ordinary working people
I think (not continually) of those who are not truly great. The quiet ones, the ones you pass by and only glancingly notice. Or those neighbours who are not friends but are friendly, workers who have done a chore or two and you found you liked ...