Thomas Walkom

Columnists
Oct 30, 2007

Magna deal would make King smile

Canadian Autoworkers chief Buzz Hargrove lauds his no-strike agreement with car-part giant Magna International as path-breaking. In fact, the scheme worked out by Hargrove and Magna head Frank Strona
Columnists
Oct 23, 2007

Afghan poll not as clear as it seems

Do ordinary Afghans want Canada to stay in Kandahar until the Taliban is defeated? Initial reports of an Environics survey released Thursday suggest the answer is a strong yes. But when the poll is e
Columnists
Oct 2, 2007

Economy right off the radar

The economy isn't a sleeper issue in the Ontario election campaign. It isn't an issue at all. Politicians aren't talking about it much. Neither are the voters. (Read it <a href="http://www.thestar.co
Columnists
Sep 25, 2007

Tory's plan for two-tier health care

John Tory is proposing a radical change to Ontario medicare. The nub of this change is not, as the Conservative leader suggests, letting private clinics deliver publicly funded medicare services. Tha
Columnists
Sep 11, 2007

Denticare movement has teeth

Denticare is back on Ontario's political agenda. Since George Drew's Conservatives promised it in 1942, various politicians have pledged to introduce some form of universal dental care. So far, none
Columnists
Aug 21, 2007

Memo to Minister MacKay

It is time to rethink Afghanistan. The war there is not working. Taliban insurgents are increasing the scope of their attacks. There is more crime, more drugs, more chaos and less patience among the

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