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Quebec to sue Ottawa over access to gun registry data

After tabling legislation in late October that would abolish the long gun registry, Prime Minister Stephen Harper let the other shoe drop: that in addition to the registry ceasing to exist as a tool to pry into your private life or help police officials stop violent crime (depending on your outlook), all data collected since … Continue reading

Has Layton inherited the federal mantle of Quebec separatism?

I knew we would find a good reason to miss former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, I just never imagined it would happen this quickly. Images of Jack Layton in the CBC and elsewhere have surfaced recently, featuring Layton, cane in hand and in hip-waders, galumphing through knee-high water in flood-devastated regions of Quebec. In looking … Continue reading

Canada’s divisive majority government

Who would have imagined that our first majority government in years would have the potential to be more divisive than any government containing separatist or regional-anger parties? Don’t believe me? Then don’t take my word for it – McGill professor and noted Canadian historian Desmond Morton wrote about it in today’s Ottawa Citizen. ‘A nation … Continue reading

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