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Ujjal Dosanjh was the 33rd premier of British Columbia and a former provincial attorney general, as well as an MP and federal health minister. A lawyer by training, he has been a vocal opponent of violence and extremism.

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Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

(7) Comments | Posted April 19, 2017 | 4:31 PM

If one asked about the violent hot spots in the world, even a reasonably well informed Canadian would usually think of the Middle East and Africa. Very few would mention Burma, now officially known as Myanmar, as a serious concern despite there being a large scale ethnic cleansing underway with...

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The CAF Ombudsman Must Be An Officer Of Parliament

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2017 | 12:10 PM

Canadians depend on the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to defend us at home and abroad. In dangerous times they are prepared, if need be, to die protecting us. That is why it was disheartening and not at all good news to hear the Canadian Forces...

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Trudeau Runs The Risk Of Leaving A Legacy Defined By Arrogance

(49) Comments | Posted April 3, 2017 | 1:33 PM

With the passage of time, arrogance tends to afflict many governments democratically elected by a population yearning to replace uncaring or autocratic regimes with more empathetic ones in the hope that they might listen more and dictate less. In its dying days, if not long before then, the Harper government...

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Dear Minister Hussen, Len Van Heest Deserves Canada's Compassion

(15) Comments | Posted March 9, 2017 | 4:20 PM

Dear Minister Ahmed Hussen,

Many of us cheered when you were recently made the Immigration Minister. We felt that as an immigrant Canadian you would surely bring to your position a new and hopefully more compassionate perspective on what it may mean to be Canadian. But our cheers were short...

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Canada 150: Our Pursuit Of A More Perfect Canada Must Continue

(7) Comments | Posted January 25, 2017 | 4:46 PM

I celebrate the Canada of 2017 for opening its doors and promise to millions like me.

An immigrant from India, I arrived in Canada in May 1968. Just the previous year Canada had celebrated its Centennial, capped by Expo '67. I had been in the United Kingdom for over...

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Dear Kellie Leitch, How Many Degrees Make A Decent Human Being?

(105) Comments | Posted January 16, 2017 | 10:51 AM

Dear Kellie Leitch,

I was intrigued by your plea for people to "understand that I do have 22 letters after my name, I am not an idiot." You subsequently clarified the number was 18 not 22, but that you were still not an idiot.

Initially I resisted...

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Trudeau Should Shuffle His PMO, Too

(11) Comments | Posted January 12, 2017 | 10:32 AM

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) takes part in a news conference on Parliament Hill following a cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Justin Trudeau just shuffled his cabinet. It was needed and timely, and not...

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Trudeau Must Heed Opposition Call To Reinstate Per-Vote Subsidy

(22) Comments | Posted December 29, 2016 | 12:12 PM

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 7, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

The world is about to bid goodbye to 2016.

Prime Minister Just Trudeau's honeymoon with Canadians...

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The House Is Exactly Where 'Cash For Access' Should Be Discussed

(10) Comments | Posted December 22, 2016 | 3:56 PM

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Liberal house leader Bardish Chagger. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

Team Trudeau's "sunny ways" are constantly being clouded over by the drip-drip of the fallout from the political fundraisers that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers continue to hold and attend despite...

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Silencing White Men Endangers True Equality In Canada

(143) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 4:02 PM

Sadly, political correctness afflicts much of the world; in particular the Western world. At its inception in the counterculture of the sixties and beyond, it was a force for good. It moved us to examine our hatreds, prejudices, values and words.

It reminded the British and the French that their...

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If Canada Is Right To End Airstrikes, Then I Assume We Must Believe Bombing ISIS Is Wrong

(75) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 1:57 PM

The horrific and coordinated ISIS attacks at six locations in Paris should reawaken the slumbering chattering classes to the most serious danger the world -- in particular the West faces from ISIS's Islamist bloodthirsty totalitarian ideology.

The ISIS continuing its brutal ways should have been enough of a constant...

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Stopping Rape In India Starts With Ending Female Feticide, Dowry

(28) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 11:59 PM

The gang rape of Amanat (the name given to the Delhi assault victim to protect her identity) in a moving bus has provoked an unprecedented yet a desirable and natural revulsion among the Indians. They poured themselves out on the streets of Delhi with...

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