Linda McQuaig

Columnists
Sep 8, 2009

Tax havens: out of sight, out of mind

No one questions the zeal of Canadian authorities in ensuring that ordinary folks pay every cent of their taxes. Yet the government doesn't appear to be equally zealous when it comes to the rich.
Columnists
Aug 11, 2009

Profit takes precedence over reform

The right in Canada, like its American counterpart, has discouraged the public from trusting government to provide public services, so that the private sector can provide them instead at a profit.
Columnists
Jun 30, 2009

Tories keep the faith, such as it is

Away from the cameras, the Conservatives remain strongly committed to right-wing economic policies. Jim Flaherty has already begun talking about "an exit strategy" from government stimulus policies.
Columnists
Jun 16, 2009

Who's calling shots for Liberals?

Lisa Raitt's taped comments raise questions about what role the banks may have played in nixing the coalition, and also what power they wield over the severely financially strapped Liberal party.
Columnists
Jun 2, 2009

Tories wield the deficit truncheon

Despite a decade of huge budget surpluses, neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives invested in our public services, which would have distributed benefits far more widely than tax cuts.
Columnists
May 19, 2009

Relentless secrecy on payments

If it had just been that former prime minister Brian Mulroney took hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash payments and failed to report the income for six years, it would be quite a story.
Columnists
May 5, 2009

A peace plank for Ignatieff

A decision by Ignatieff to challenge the Conservative drift toward militarism would do the country -- and the world -- a service, while also making him seem less of an empty vessel.
Columnists
Apr 21, 2009

Corporate elite settles an old score

In demanding wage concessions of up to $19 an hour, auto company executives and the Harper government are hoping to deflect public anger for the economic meltdown onto those who assemble cars.
Columnists
Apr 7, 2009

PM feared Galloway's message

George Galloway poses a threat to Stephen Harper's ability to sell Canadians on our involvement in the Afghan war and on Ottawa's support for Israel in its battle against the Palestinians.
Columnists
Nov 17, 2003

Listen to Chretien's parting words

One thing that became clear last week was how badly media pundits wanted to see the end of Jean Chrétien. Paul Martin has long been the darling of the media-commentator set, and their impa

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