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Jul 6, 2018
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The real Big Short

Ed Finn
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
Podcast
Jul 5, 2018
Free Speech - Conditions Apply

Weaponizing Words -- The dilemmas of free speech

Needs No Introduction
In the era of hate speech and fake news, do we need more limits on free speech? A panel discussion hosted by Simon Fraser University's Institute for the Humanities.
Photos
Jun 20, 2018
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Canada's diplomat of the year fails the torture test

Matthew Behrens
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Blog
Jun 17, 2018
Front page of the 1996 Inquest Update. Heading says "Presiding coroner angrily demands: Don't use the H**** word any more!"

Faulkner Inquest proceedings avoid the 'H' word

Cathy Crowe
Recent inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner, who died in January 2015, excluded evidence on affordable housing, shelter availability, or the effectiveness of the cold weather alert system.

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