September 22, 2014
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The Reaction to Rob Ford's Cancer Proves We Don't Take Addiction Seriously

Rob Ford Vince Talotta via Getty Images

It's almost as if that nasty business of the media running roughshod -- downright bullying -- a man suffering from a mental illness never happened. Journalists never hounded him at the rehabilitation facility. Or coerced other patients into revealing intimate details of his treatment. Or wrote features about the clinic founder's own history with the law. Now that he's dealing with a physical disease, on the other hand, it's real. Let's give the man some privacy, our noble journalism vanguards suddenly declare.

N.B. Election Hit By Tech Glitches

New Brunswick Election
CP

Controversial Bill Gets Harper Gov't Thumbs Up For Fast Passage

Stephen Harper Poll
CP

NDP MP Apologizes For Bizarre Fundraising Campaign Perk

Charmaine Borg
CP

Tracking Refugee Claimants With Electronic Tools Gets Tentative Nod

Electronic Ankle Bracelet
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Liberals Deny Courting Former Deputy Premier Of Quebec

Nathalie Normandeau
CP

The Story Behind His Abortion Policy

Justin Trudeau
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

Comedian Stands Firmly In Rob Ford's Corner

Rob Ford Norm Macdonald
Getty/AP

Conservatives Announce New New Vehicle Emissions Standards

Leona Aglukkaq
CP

New Brunswick Heads To The Polls

New Brunswick Terry Ritchie

It's A Done Deal

Stephen Harper
CP

Julian Assange Praises Canadian Supreme Court Ruling

Julian Assange
Hannah Peters via Getty Images

Brawl Mars Brampton Liberal Nomination: Party Official

Liberal Party Leadership

Conservatives Spike Facebook Comments Critical Of China Deal

Harper China Oil Human Rights

Privacy Watchdog Investigating RCMP Data Collection

Privacy
Shutterstock / Brian A Jackson

Federal Sports Gambling Bill Stalled In The Senate

Sports Betting Bill C 290

Ottawa Blocks Canadian From Getting Syrian Husband Out Of Danger

Erbil Citadel
Dan Kitwood via Getty Images

Obama Urged To Reject Canadian Plan For Nuke Disposal

Bruce Trail
Ethan Meleg via Getty Images

Threat To 'Precious Lakes'

No Word On When Rob Ford Will Leave The Hospital

Rob Ford Hospital
THE CANADIAN PRESS

Vancouver Climate Change Protest Draws Hundreds

Vancouver Climate Change
Twitter/EllenWoodsworth

Tories Revive Controversial Bill

Canada Senate

Move To Limit Debate

Canadian Soldiers May Be Hiding Health Problems

Canadian Soldiers
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teachers Shut Out Of B.C. Liberal Fundraiser After 'Security' Concerns

Doug Bing Fundraiser
Twitter

Chretien: Iraq Mission 'A Done Deal'

Chretien
CP

It Begins

Doug Ford
CP

Levant Attacks Trudeau With New Site

Trudeau Levant
CP/Sun News

WATCH: MP's Powerful Speech On Murdered, Missing Aboriginal Women

Romeo Saganash
Screengrab

Feds Accidentally Sell Bulldozer, Buy It Back At 10 Times The Price

Kanesatake Bulldozer
CP

NDP Forces Surprise Debate On Tories Over Murdered, Missing Women

Stephen Harper James Foley
CP

Gov't Accused Of Blocking Liberal MPs From Military Base Visits

Rob Nicholson
CP

Doug Ford Launches His Campaign

Doug Ford Crack

Harper Fires Stinging Attack At Trudeau

Stephen Harper
COLE BURSTON via Getty Images

N.B. Debate Gets Weird Over Hitler Parody Video Tweet

New Brunswick Election
CP

Harper 'Rathgebered' The Reform Act, Says Rathgeber

Stephen Harper
COLE BURSTON via Getty Images

(And That's Not Good)

Calgary Soldier Convicted In Fatal Training Accident Wins Appeal

Darryl Watts

Mulcair Digs Cardy's Shale Gas Stance

Thomas Mulcair
CP

Feds Net Nearly $300,000 In Cellphone Late Fees

Checking Email
NICHOLAS KAMM via Getty Images

Quebec Separatists Mocked Amid Scotland Vote

Quebec Separatism
Twitter

'Behind The Scenes' Book On Redford Could Be Coming

Redford Lukaszuk
CP

END OF THE LINE

Hmcs Algonquin
Library and Archives Canada

Feds Kept Tabs On Nearly 800 Public Protests, Documents Reveal

Idle No More
CP

Mayor's War With Toronto Star Heats Up

Susan Fennell
CP

N.B. Liberals Could Face 'Significant' Internal Crisis

New Brunswick Liberals
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Former Liberal MPs Call Trudeau's Abortion Stance 'Undemocratic'

Justin Trudeau
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

Conservative MP Retires To Work For Prentince

Rob Merrifield
CP

Op-Ed: Harper's Distraction Strategy

Stephen Harper
CP

LISTEN: Rob Ford Releases Audio Statement From Hospital

Rob Ford
Lucas Oleniuk via Getty Images