Archive for the ‘Op-ed’ Category

Evan Wood: Why conservatives should favor legalizing marijuana

Oct. 21, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , , ,

In California alone, the illegal market for cannabis, or marijuana, has been estimated to be worth about $14 billion per year, and the legalization initiative aims to redirect the flow of these massive profits from violent drug cartels toward government coffers.

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Stephen Toope: Diversity improves our university and our country

Oct. 18, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , ,

The national flow of university students is a major nation-building contribution, creating lifelong personal links in every sphere of Canadian life.

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Benjamin Perrin: Sweden’s fix: Jail the johns

Oct. 1, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , , , ,

If there’s any positive side effect of the Ontario decision, it might prompt Parliament to consider adopting the Swedish model, as the standing committee on the status of women recommended in 2007. Canada should commit to abolishing sexual exploitation.

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Evan Wood: Drug Abuse and HIV

Jul. 28, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , ,

There was sobering news at the 18th International AIDS Conference, including stark evidence of how the HIV epidemic is raging unchecked among some populations of illicit drug users.

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Stephen Toope and Neil Gross: O Canada

Jul. 26, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Recently a remarkable development took place in Canadian public life that has implications for American prosperity. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party, chose David Johnston, an academic, to be the nation’s next governor general.

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John Helliwell: It’s time for Canadians to stand up for the census

Jul. 23, 2010 | Filed under: News Feed, Op-ed

The federal cabinet’s recent decision to cancel the 2011 long-form census was so un-Canadian in both substance and method that it must be reversed, and as soon as possible.

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