budget

Wynne Liberals use fuzzy math to hide fiscal truth

Big headline today in the Toronto Star: “Ontario Liberals trim deficit by $800 million down despite revenue drop.” Incredible if it were only true. If you read the next line, there ...
Peres

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres goes job hunting

Now that he’s no longer Israel’s president, Shimon Peres is on the job hunt. The trick, now at age 90, is to determine what his skill set is, to pursue the next big career ...
scotland

Scottish Independence did not have the elements to win

If you want to separate, you better have a real and justifiable grievance, something that truly galvanizes the public in favour of independence. Scotland never seemed to have such a ...
bench

How I met a possible terrorist informant on a park bench

It was the strangest, scariest interaction of my twenty year journalism career. A call came in to my cell phone. The display said “Unknown name unknown number.” Shahbaz, as he called ...
Sorry book

Insights & Influence with apology expert Dr. Jennifer Thomas

 A spate of mea culpas have hit the news again. DiGiorno’s Pizza jumped on the Twitterverse to apologize profusely for a rude joke they made about domestic abuse. They took great ...
Cross 911

Atheists fight Ground Zero “cross” and lose

As the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks came and went, many reflected upon the destruction, the losses, the heroism and the faith. The topic of homicidal religious ...
markobrien

Insights & Influence with Mark O’Brien

Actor Mark O’Brien gears up for the sixth and final season of CBC’s award winning series Republic of Doyle, airing this October 2014. The show follows Newfoundland private ...
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Ottawa’s Canada Science and Technology Museum closes

A great loss for Ottawa, and its tourist base, occurred last week when The Canada Science and Technology Museum shut indefinitely. As the Ottawa Citizen reports, mould in the air was ...
Leno

Jay Leno headlined UJA Toronto fundraiser

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto launched its 2015 fundraising campaign Sept. 10 with an event at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, featuring standup comedy from former Tonight ...
sinaigaza

A novel idea for the Sinai Peninsula: give it to Jews

Did Egypt offer the Sinai to Palestinians? That was the unconfirmed rumour swirling around news outlets lately. Some Israeli politicians lauded the plan. The idea was ostensibly put ...
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