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First, get the vaccine. Then, figure out vaccine opponents.

Will there be a vaccine for COVID-19? Pharmaceutical companies have…

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Another early election warning

Ottawa’s political scene has been relatively tame as of late….

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John Turner and the demise of gentlemanly politics

John Turner, Canada’s 17th prime minister, passed away on Sept….

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Why the Tories chose Erin O’Toole over Peter MacKay

The federal Conservatives have a new leader. Erin O’Toole is…

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What’s to be done about Julie Payette?

In the midst of the WE Charity scandal, the news…

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We need to talk about racism

Is our society afraid to discuss the issue of racism?…

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The danger of letting your guard down

It was hard not to be caught off guard by…

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What does the future hold for Canada’s airline industry?

Many Canadians look forward to travelling when the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Provinces move to relax economic lockdown

The slow, gradual process of reopening the Canadian economy has…

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Is the world’s most powerful economy unravelling?

Monday was the equivalent of a major financial nightmare for…

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The miraculous recovery of Boris Johnson

There are moments in our world that defy logic and…

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Crisis demands clarity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical and health experts have provided…

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COVID-19’s elder virus brother, the Spanish flu

As our world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, a couple…

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Is Canada heading for a national emergency?

“We’ve all seen the pictures online of the people who…

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We can’t afford to be casual about COVID-19

It seems like only yesterday we were discussing the Wet’suwet’en…

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How will politics change in 2020 – and beyond?

It’s New Year’s Eve and the last day of the…

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Next Conservative leader faces difficult road

Andrew Scheer announced on Dec. 12 that he would be…

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Does Andrew Scheer deserve another chance?

The Oct. 21 federal election is barely in the history…

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Lessons learned from the 2019 federal election

This column is being written a few hours before the…

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Jagmeet Singh is opposed to a coalition with the Tories…or is he?

The brutish mother of all federal elections is (mercifully) nearing…

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The most ridiculous campaign in Canadian political history

The federal election has just passed the halfway mark and…

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Will blackface controversy destroy Trudeau?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has experienced one of the most…

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Green Party turns to political ‘prince of darkness’

When the Globe and Mail’s Robert Fife tweeted last week…

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Conservatives ‘the party of the uneducated?’

Various academic studies in the U.S. have examined a voter’s…

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Is Independents Day coming in Canadian politics?

Every July 4, millions of Americans celebrate Independence Day. If…

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Wilson-Raybould, Philpott independent in politics and beliefs

They’re running as … independents. That’s what former Liberal cabinet…

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Wilson-Raybould’s next political home?

On April 2, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tossed former cabinet…

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