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Talk is cheap

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Prime Minister Harper has urged G20 countries to cut their deficits, but Ottawa is hardly an exampleBy Niels Veldhuis and Charles LammamIn preparation for June’s G20 Summit in Toronto, Prime MinisterStephen Harper recently urged member countries to begin focusing onreducing government deficits, saying: “We must quickly turn ourattention to the next major issue facing our countries and the G20 as Read More
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Peter Foster: Forest shakedown

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http://network.nationalpost.com — We need a ‘Do not Donate’ campaign against these green extortionistsBehind all the feel-good eco-speak of this week’s Canadian BorealForest Agreement lies a simple bargain: the forest-products industrygets a bunch of NGOs off its back (at least for the moment); the NGOsget to demonstrate their ability to bring the forest industry, orindeed any industry, to heel.As Todd Paglia, the executive direc Read More
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Gary Clement on Miss USA

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http://network.nationalpost.com — This year's Miss USA is Rima Fakih from Lebanon. She has aroused the ire of Hezbollah. Here is Gary Clement's take:A full archive of Gary Clement's comics and portraits Read More
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John Ivison: Tories set to look like heroes over bank tax opposition

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http://network.nationalpost.com — The idea for a global bank tax emerged in Britain after the MPs expenses scandal, which created a dilemma for many Britons over who they felt most deserved to be strung up from the nearest lamp-post - bankers or politicians.In an effort to remind them who was more responsible for them eating Kibble’n’Bits for dinner, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown suggested the bank tax, which was enthusiasti Read More
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Don Martin: Audit an offer MPs cannot politically refuse

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http://network.nationalpost.com — When Nova Scotia’s auditor general called in the cops Tuesday to probe criminally-suspect claims by provincial politicians, the see-no-evil excuse from federal MPs blocking a similar audit of their discretionary spending became impossible to defend.One current and four former Nova Scotia MLAs will likely be investigated for what Jacques Lapointe describes as “self-evident” illegalities following Read More
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George Jonas: Fitting a round peg into a diverse hole

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http://network.nationalpost.com — The Governor-General called on Canadians to embrace diversity the other day. “Saying ‘yes’ to diversity is saying ‘yes’ to modernity,” Michaëlle Jean told a Canadian Club luncheon.Well, yes, maybe — provided that this is the direction in which the world is going. Looking at Europe these days, though, one might be reluctant to make a lavish bet on it. Mind you, I wouldn’t have bet the store on Eur Read More
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First lesbian bishop leaves Anglicans headed for divorce

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a regular dose of international punditry at its finest. Today: The Episcopalian Church in the United States — headed by a woman, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and with the world’s first openly gay bishop — notched up another first on the weekend. Mary Glasspool, a lesbian living with a partner, was consecrated suffragan bishop of Los Angeles.The sky did Read More
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Ann Phillips: A 'self-absorbed crackpot shaman' responds

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http://network.nationalpost.com — In his Saturday feature (May 8, 2010 Delusional: Movement to depose psychiatry emerges from the shadows), writer Joseph Brean referred to me as a "self-absorbed crackpot shaman". This has spurred me to share some of the rich traditions of shamanism that I have been learning for the past few years.Shamanism is one of the oldest forms of traditional medicine.  It is a healing art and Read More
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