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Oct 4, 2018
Journalist Paula Simons, named yesterday as a member of the Canadian Senate for Alberta (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).

Journalist Paula Simons named to Senate of Canada

David J. Climenhaga
Paula Simons, until recently a city columnist for the Edmonton Journal who had a deft ability to swiftly spin a literate and fervent crie de coeur, has been named to the Senate of Canada.
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Oct 1, 2018
U.S. NAFTA protest. Photo: Jim Winstead/Flickr

NAFTA 2.0 is no cause for celebration

Brent Patterson
Trudeau says it's "a good day for Canada," but is that really the case? While the full text of the USMCA needs to be thoroughly analyzed, a preliminary review raises numerous concerns.
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Sep 12, 2018
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Photo: Marc Lostracci/Wikimedia Commons

The era of notwithstanding clause restraint is over

David J. Climenhaga
It's tempting to see this as a small matter concerning only ambitious politicians in Toronto. But to paraphrase the old saw about the lost $5 bill, it's not the lousy five bucks, it's the principle.

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