Category Archive: Editorials

What will we do next time?

March 2020 As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to ravage Canada and the world, my thoughts are now turning to what we will do when the inevitable next pandemic comes to our shores. This pandemic has not only been ravaging the physical and mental health of Canadians, but also ravaging our economy and public institutions like …

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When being racist and xenophobic, isn’t being racist and xenophobic

March 2020 I’m confused. A few weeks ago it was considered racist and xenophobic to close the borders. Now it’s OK?! In closing down the border, this also means the now-officially-designated unofficial and illegal Point-of-Entry at Roxham Road, the one where RCMP officers act as bellhops instead of police officers, is finally being shut down. …

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You can still support Indie bands during the pandemic

March 2020 As we all try to survive in this era of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, where many are seeing their income cut or eliminated due to being laid-off or because you’re an independent contractor, don’t forget about the hard-working musicians who play the music we all love to hear. It’s a great misconception that …

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Stupid is, as stupid does – The downside of a free-market economy

Toronto Sun 19 March 2020 Re: “A warning to not be irresponsible hoarders” (Jerry Agar, Toronto Sun, 17 March): While I agree with what Jerry says, especially the idea of price gouging, the other side of the coin is that this is simply the good and bad of a free-market economy. People are free to …

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The crisis in policing continues

February 2020 OK, I’m mad now and for very personal reasons. Last year was a terrible year in policing, with six officers taking their own lives. So far, 2020 isn’t shaping up to be much better. Back on 6 February, Toronto Police lost one of their own to suicide. Constable Mike Austin took his own …

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When anarchy rules – Trudeau’s leadership failures continue

February 2020 Prime Minister Trudeau states he will not order the RCMP to break-up the blockades set up by protesters across Canada to protest the Coastal GasLink project in British Columbia, condescendingly telling everyone that Canada is not the kind of country where the politicians tell the police what to do on operational matters. Well …

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Politicians and law enforcement don’t always mix

February 2020 A video showing two Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Special Constables pepper-spraying and wrestling with a violent passenger on a TTC bus on Friday, 7 February, has brought swift condemnation from Toronto Mayor John Torry and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Brad Bradford on social media, calling the actions of the Special Constables “irresponsible” and …

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Signs that you are a small town cop

February 2020 You Might Be a Small-Town Cop If… 1. You ever got a call from the Mayor asking why you stopped his cousin, brother, or nephew.  2. Billy Bob shows up at the station because he heard you were looking for him. 3. Your backup had to be called at home, then had to go down …

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Railway Police still serve a vital function

February 2020 Toronto Sun reporter/web editor Bryan Passifiume makes a good argument in a recent column that it may be “Time to re-examine (the) role of railway police” (Toronto Sun/Postmedia, 29 January), over accountability concerns relating to the investigation of a fatal train derailment. However, calling for their elimination shouldn’t be the only option. Railway …

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Heritage minister walks back comments on licensing news organizations

February 2020 Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault in an interview on CTV’s Question Period on Sunday that the government will consider the 97 guidelines set out by the expert panel, requiring all companies that deliver “audio, audiovisual, and alphanumeric news content” to Canadians be regulated by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) or another body, …

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