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EDITORIAL: Here’s wishing the best for China flight returnees

EDITORIAL: Here’s wishing the best for China flight returnees

Two weeks holed up in a hotel in Ontario with nowhere to go. Get your Netflix watch list ready because that’s a whole lot of time to kill. That is, of course, the situation that 176 Canadians — as
LILLEY: Trudeau impedes premiers as Ford, Kenney and Moe stump for jobs

LILLEY: Trudeau impedes premiers as Ford, Kenney and Moe stump for jobs

While premiers from across the country are in Washington, D.C. to try to drum up business and opportunities for companies back home, it sure looks like Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are doing all they can
SNOBELEN: Ford must maintain resolve to fight for ‘the people’ in second half of mandate

SNOBELEN: Ford must maintain resolve to fight for ‘the people’ in second half of mandate

When the Ontario Legislature resumes sitting Feb. 18, the Ford government will be at the midway point in its mandate. It’s been an interesting ride. Way back in the summer of ’18 Doug Ford and an
TOWHEY: Canada should spend its ad dollars at home

TOWHEY: Canada should spend its ad dollars at home

As a Canadian TV watcher, I am not permitted to see U.S. commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast — Canadian ads must be inserted in their place. Canadian broadcasters are required to produce and
SIMS: The carbon tax is leaving B.C. cold

SIMS: The carbon tax is leaving B.C. cold

We’ve just weathered a record-breaking cold snap in British Columbia and the provincial government was there to tax us for the sin of staying warm. Prince George endured minus 44 degrees Celsius,

Trump’s Unorthodox Policy Wins Are Gaining Steady Support

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous. Conventional Washington wisdom... Read More The post

Leftism Is Fulfilling the Lonely’s Search for Meaning

If you want to understand a human being or the human condition, what is the single most important question you should ask? Most religious people... Read More The post Leftism Is Fulfilling the
LILLEY: Trudeau Liberals off target again

LILLEY: Trudeau Liberals off target again

The most disturbing thing about watching Justin Trudeau and his Liberals drip out plans for their gun control strategy is watching them take aim at the wrong targets. To say they’re shooting wildly
LILLEY: Ford promised big on manufacturing jobs, now he needs to deliver

LILLEY: Ford promised big on manufacturing jobs, now he needs to deliver

Anyone looking at Doug Ford’s jobs and trade strategy from an objective point of view might be reminded of that classic Elvis lyric, “a little less conversation, a little more action please.” The
BONOKOSKI: It was a very good week for the ol’ Trumpster

BONOKOSKI: It was a very good week for the ol’ Trumpster

Despite all the anger and disappointment, it hasn’t been a bad week for Donald Trump, the big orange-haired lug in the White House who has never seen the need for introspection and self-criticism. He
HASSAN: Islamic world needs leadership more enlightened than Erdogan

HASSAN: Islamic world needs leadership more enlightened than Erdogan

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set himself up as a spokesman for the entire Islamic world and a modern symbolic caliph. The pan-Islamism he espouses certainly appears to please the masses
DEL DUCA: Cut red tape for skilled, professional immigrants

DEL DUCA: Cut red tape for skilled, professional immigrants

It’s not uncommon to hear politicians of all partisan stripes talk about their support for multiculturalism, diversity and supporting newcomers find employment within fields that match their
LAU: Increase immigration, increase prosperity

LAU: Increase immigration, increase prosperity

One of the big policy issues for the federal government this year, as well as in the Conservative leadership race, is immigration. By a margin of 63% to 7%, according to a recent Leger poll,
EISEN: Ford can make another Wynne-like budget, or fulfil his campaign promises

EISEN: Ford can make another Wynne-like budget, or fulfil his campaign promises

In its first budget — faced with Ontario’s deep red ink — the Ford government embraced a similar approach to deficit-reduction as its predecessors of the Wynne/McGuinty eras. With budget season
FUREY FACTOR: Canada & Coronavirus — Under Control?

FUREY FACTOR: Canada & Coronavirus — Under Control?

WATCH ABOVE as Sun’s Anthony Furey looks for signs of hope in Canada’s handling of the coronavirus. Plus: Was China transparent when the deadly virus reared its head? What do YOU think? Tweet and
FUREY: It took a while, but Canada is now showing coronavirus caution

FUREY: It took a while, but Canada is now showing coronavirus caution

It was almost two weeks ago that Ontario officials announced the first case of the novel coronavirus in Canada. The day after that press conference, I went to my local Costco in midtown Toronto and
GOLDSTEIN: Ontario — the best of times, the worst of times

GOLDSTEIN: Ontario — the best of times, the worst of times

Uneven job creation since the global recession in 2008 has created two Ontarios in Canada’s largest province — one rich, the other poor — according to a new report by the Fraser Institute. The study
LILLEY: Do you want the hungover teacher or the one in it for vacation time?

LILLEY: Do you want the hungover teacher or the one in it for vacation time?

What do we say about the latest salvo from Ontario’s elementary teachers other than it shows they are in it for the money? I know you’ve heard that the union representing elementary teachers across
FATAH: Palestinians need a state, not statements

FATAH: Palestinians need a state, not statements

For the Palestinians, the year 2020 has begun just as the year 1920 had — marking 100 years of statelessness, except this time all hope for a country they can call their own seems to have completely
BONOKOSKI: Ambrose back in Ottawa to see tabling of sex assault bill

BONOKOSKI: Ambrose back in Ottawa to see tabling of sex assault bill

Rona Ambrose was back in Ottawa, but sticking to her guns that she has no interest beyond an emotional tug in vying for the Conservative leadership, even though odds say she’d be Canada’s first