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Qais Ghanem, MD

Would You Vote if $25 Was on the Line?

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted April 26, 2012 | Canada Politics

On the eve of the presidential elections in France, commentators were saying there is so much apathy in the French population, the old leader of democracy in Europe, that only 40 per cent of eligible voters were expected to exercise that sacred right last Sunday.

And yet this...

Anthony Morgan

Our Health Minister Plays Race Card, Democracy Loses

Anthony Morgan | Posted April 26, 2012 | Canada

During Monday's Question Period, MP Dr. Carolyn Bennett asked Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq to explain "why (the Minister's budget) cuts target the population with the worst health outcomes in Canada, the aboriginal people of Canada?"

Usually this question would be taken as a normal part of the...

Peter Worthington

Harper, Where's Bev Oda's Pink Slip?

Peter Worthington | Posted April 26, 2012 | Canada Politics

Whatever one thinks of the Harper government, it's pretty hard to see why Bev Oda remains a cabinet minister.

Even if she weren't, she is so prone to stumble into scandals that you'd think a politician with judgement as shrewd as the Prime Minister would have relegated her to...

Supriya Dwivedi

"Maple Spring?" Seriously, Students?!

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted May 4, 2012 | Canada

Once again, the boycotting students took to the streets of Montreal last night in protest of tuition hikes. Once again, Montrealers are subject to broken glass and a shattered downtown core. And once again, the student leaders of the organization refuse to take any responsibility or action for...

Andrea Horwath

It's Not Just About Being a "Pitbull With Lipstick"

Andrea Horwath | Posted April 27, 2012 | Canada Politics

I don't have to tell anyone that women have come up against bull-headed attitudes in private and public life.

Lucky for me I come from Steeltown, where girls learn how to swing a sledgehammer at glass ceilings, but attitudes are changing. More female candidates are running and winning across...