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18Apr2006

Evaluating Tory GST & child-care plans

The Conservatives’ election pledge to cut the GST from seven percent to six may have been good politics, says the Fraser Institute’s resident tax expert, but it’s bad economics.
  • Tue, April 18, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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11Apr2006

The Throne Speech

In Sarnia recently, a reporter asked me whether the CHP found the Speech from the Throne encouraging.

  • Tue, April 11, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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10Apr2006

No debate needed on Afghanistan

It's unfortunate that Foreign Minister Peter MacKay has flip-flopped on Afghanistan, agreeing to a debate on the role of Canadian forces there.

  • Mon, April 10, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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04Apr2006

Needed: a fresh look for Parliament

Ethics Commissioner Bernard Shapiro has decided that Vancouver MP David Emerson didn't violate the Parliamentary Code of Ethics by jumping into the Conservatives Cabinet immediately after being elected as a Liberal, and that Prime Minister Harper is also guiltless.

  • Tue, April 04, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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28Mar2006

Canada too permissive on abortion

Last week, several days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated that he would not reopen the abortion debate, the governor of South Dakota signed legislation that would ban almost all abortions in that state.
  • Tue, March 28, 2006
  • Michael Coren
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21Mar2006

Exploiting women: Tehran & Toronto

Socialists and Libertarians clamoring to legalize prostitution in Canada would probably be astonished to learn that they're walking right in the footsteps of the mullahs of Iran.

  • Tue, March 21, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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16Mar2006

Beyond Kandahar

Prime Minister Stephen Harper deserves praise for his decisive demonstration of support for our troops in Afghanistan.
  • Thu, March 16, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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14Mar2006

Cartoon Wars II

First, I want to thank the many readers who responded to my request for their opinion on whether the Danish cartoons blamed for Muslim riots—which have resulted in 12 deaths and extensive damage so far—ought to have been published in Canada.

  • Tue, March 14, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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07Mar2006

Cartoon Wars

​​​​​​​I have to say at the outset that I dislike most editorial cartoons. And also that I read them.
  • Tue, March 07, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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28Feb2006

What should our Supreme Court be?

There is much dispute among jurists about the ideal function of a supreme court. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a speech to a think tank in Puerto Rico in February of this year, criticized those who believe in a "living" constitution. "You would have to be an idiot to believe that," Scalia said.
  • Tue, February 28, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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21Feb2006

Utilitarianism disguised as compassion

"Euthanasia treats people as disposable objects. All Canadians should be concerned… even frightened by the possibilities," says 26-year palliative care specialist Jean Echlin RN, MScN
  • Tue, February 21, 2006
  • Jim Hnatiuk
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14Feb2006

Common-law babies less healthy: StatsCan

A story by Francine Kopun in the National Post Nov. 24, 2004 revealed that married women have healthier babies than women living in common-law relationships. The source for her report was research by Statistics Canada.
  • Tue, February 14, 2006
  • Ron Gray
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