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Barbara Kay: A Catholic cardinal opposes abortion. This is news?

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http://network.nationalpost.com — CardinalMarc Ouellette, archbishop of Quebec City, caused a stir when asked forhis views on rape and abortion last weekend by a reporter. He statedwhat anyone not living in a cave for all his past life already knows:It is Roman Catholic doctrine that abortion is always a "moral crime,"even in the case of rape. Cardinal Ouellette was not suggesting thatChurch doctrine be elevated to a l Read More
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Frances Woolley: New technology versus the NHL's U.S. obsession

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http://network.nationalpost.com — It was the Winter of '69. Canadians werestill smarting from the refusal of the National Hockey League to grantexpansion franchises to Vancouver and Quebec City. Attempts were madeto prosecute the NHL under the Combines Act for anticompetitivebehaviour. The NHL owners claimed they were motivated by "the love ofthe game". But in Canadian Journal of Economics, J.C.H. Jones argued th Read More
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Matt Gurney: Michael Ignatieff thinks he's more Canadian than you are

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http://network.nationalpost.com — At a Liberal party fundraiser in downtown Toronto Mondaynight, Michael Ignatieff  talkedtough to the Conservatives. He also talked bizarrely, laying out a series of issues he identified as the key problems facing Canada (aging population,personal debt, rising health-care bills and not enough skilled labour), followed by his plan for a greater Canada (education, child care and restoring ourin Read More
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Kelly McParland: Stephen Harper's magic room full of money

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Thank God for Confederation.It established a system in which The Big Kahuna, otherwise known as the Prime Miniser, sits in Ottawa behind a desk. In a drawer of the desk is a key. The key opens a secret door, behind which is a room stacked with money. There is no limit to the amount of money in the room. When it runs low, the Big Kahuna just calls the Mint and orders more.A couple times a year the Read More
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The price is wrong

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Regulators are using the wrong pricing strategies to ­control drug spending. Prices must be related to costBy Aidan Hollis Price regulation is an exceptionally powerful tool for controlling markets; it is also dangerous and needs to be deployed judiciously.There are some basic principles: Price should be related to cost; theprocess of price setting should be fair, and preferably open andsubject t Read More
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Gary Clement on hate crime and shiksas

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http://network.nationalpost.com — In its latest hate crime study, the Toronto Police Service has a category for just about any group that might want to consider itself a victim -- from feminists, infidels, police, Nazis, pedophiles, and even shiksas. Here is Gary Clement's take:To read a full archive of Gary Clement, click here.  Read More
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Thailand stumbles towards all-out war

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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 popular touristique image of Thailand is of a peace-loving Buddhist nation populated by gentle, graceful people ruled over by a benevolent and revered king whose word is much respected. Lèse majesté, after all, remains a crime punishable by imprisonment. But the past two months h Read More
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Peter Shawn Taylor: Keeping Ontario ugly, the natural way

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http://network.nationalpost.com — Dandelions have become the dominant ground cover for lawns, parks, school yards and sports fieldsProvincial politicians often promise that their province won’t look the same once they’re done. Usually, they’re talking about taxes, jobs, education or the laws of the land. While these are all important issues, they frankly don’t have much physical presence in everyday life. Your street generally lo Read More
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