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  • Socking it to the poorReuel S. Amdur
    June 3, 2013

    It seems that, when governments decide that it is time for sacrifices to be made, the poor are called upon first. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty followed this principle on his way out the door, leaving social assistance recipients with new burdens. He cut discretionary welfare funding to local governments. Let's take a look at Ottawa as an example of the consequences.

  • Can we afford pharmacare?Reuel S. Amdur
    June 3, 2013

    The average cost of producing a single generic pill is less than ten cents. That is what people attending the "Rethinking Drug Coverage" conference in Ottawa held on May 24 and 25 were told. The conference was sponsored by the Canadian Health Coalition and the Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration. Available at the conference was a report by Carleton professor Marc-André Gagnon, The Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Institut de recherche et d'informations socio-économiques.

  • Harper Tories evoking laughter and angerGeoffrey Stevens
    June 3, 2013

    Harper seeks to calm Duffy affair.

  • Disparities in breast cancer treatment: ColumnNancy G. Brinker
    June 3, 2013

    There is still a lot of work to be done in the fight against breast cancer, including making sure all women have the opportunity to make their own personal decisions about their medical future.

  • Has the media finally turned against the Harper regime?Harper Watch – May 19 to 26
    June 3, 2013

    Prior to the 2011 election, the Conservatives pretty much owned the media. What criticism there was, was lukewarm and included some outrageous statements such as "Once Harper gets a majority, he will be able to ease up, be kinder, less controlling". And of course, the media repeated the Harper propaganda that "The Conservatives have done well on the economy" throughout the election campaign giving the Harper gang millions in free advertising. There was also the oft repeated "They run from the right but govern from the centre."

  • One region in Myanmar limits births of MuslimsThe Associated Press
    June 3, 2013

    YANGON, Myanmar - The local authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing during earlier sectarian violence.

  • Who needs religion? Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    June 3, 2013

    Would any rational person conclude that Canada is a bad country if every year it produces 30 violent criminals (about one for every one million Canadians)?

  • Assad's strategy to deter neighboursDaniel Nisman
    June 3, 2013

    After two years of increasing violence along its border with Syria, Turkey would be within its rights to go to war with the Assad regime.

  • A Jewish settler speaks outReuel S. Amdur
    May 22, 2013

    It was a tumultuous time when Lia Tarachansky began school in Kiev. The Soviet Union was crumbling and Chernobyl was collapsing. She was the only Jew in her class, and the teacher, never using her first name, referred to her always as "Tarachansky the Jew".

  • The will to live or die Reuel S. Amdur
    May 22, 2013

    It is not that uncommon for a long-married person to die shortly after a spouse. Similarly, a parent in his 80's might pass away shortly after the death of an adult child. We all know of such cases. But what can be made of this?

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