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Chris Selley: Thanks, Paul Szabo, for the dumbest anti-audit argument ever

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http://network.nationalpost.com — We assumed we’d already heard every sad sack excuse our parliamentarians could come up with to avoid opening their $500-million budget to scrutiny by Auditor General Sheila Fraser. But on Friday, Liberal MP Paul Szabo dragged his side of the argument from the merely pathetic down to the tragically funny -- which is a very bad place for any politician to be.MPs, Mr. Szabo explained to a reporter, Read More
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John Boyko: The man who created the CBC and Bank of Canada

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http://network.nationalpost.com — To understand R.B. Bennett’s five years as prime minister (1930-1935) one must understand the Depression, for it shaped every decision he made throughout his term in office and, in turn, shaped his legacy. The Depression was an era of dizzying paradox. Men left home to save their families. Farmers who had helped feed the world went hungry, and police committed criminal acts while criminals became Read More
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Matt Gurney: 'Expert' proposes nuking the Gulf of Mexico to stop oil spill

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http://network.nationalpost.com — What's worse than an oil spill? A radioactive oil spill. Nonetheless, an 'expert' (albeit one who doesn't look old enough to have graduated high school) has suggested that the United States seal the Gulf of Mexico oil pipe by setting off a nuclear weapon at the site of the ruptured pipe in the hopes, one would presume, that the blast would either seal the leak or melt the pipe. (C Read More
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Jeff Jedras: With Liberals like Apps, who needs Conservatives?

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http://network.nationalpost.com —  I know Peter Donolo was supposed to bring adult supervision toMichael Ignatieff's OLO. Apparently his brief doesn't include the partyoffice, because some adult supervision would have told Liberalpresident Alf Apps this line of attack is pretty dammed stupid:OustedConservative cabinet minister Helena Guergis is getting some sympathyfrom an unlikely quarter: the president of the Liber Read More
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Chris Selley's Full Pundit: The debates that won't die

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http://network.nationalpost.com — WEEKEND ROUNDUPPolicy optionsAbortion, Afghandetainees, gay marriage, imprisoning journalists, MP expenses and —most crucially — whether or not to rename Wellington Street inOttawa. Here we go!Using more diplomaticlanguage than we would, the CalgaryHerald’s editorialistsagree with all reasonablepeople that civil marriage commissioners shouldn't be able to refuseto marry gay couples on religio Read More
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Tasha Kheiriddin: Abortion law an unavoidable debate

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http://network.nationalpost.com — The a-bomb finally has landed in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s lap. Thanks to his maternal-health initiative, abortion is front page news, to the delight of the opposition. Forget the hidden agenda — Liberals can now accuse the Conservatives of having an open one. The question now is: Will politicians finally have an honest debate on the subject?For over 20 years, Canada has not had an abortio Read More
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Mount Allison breaks into the big league of loopy professors

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http://network.nationalpost.com — The poor profs at Mount Allison University must have felt they were being left out of the fast lane on academic humiliation.Mount Allison is a small university, with a tiny student body, out there in Sackville New Brunswick, which even Prince Edward Island considers out of the way.Bigger universities were getting all the attention with silly campaigns fired by perverse notions of justice and righ Read More
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Adrian MacNair: Canadians aren't unhappy with Khadr's treatment

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http://network.nationalpost.com — A new Angus Reid public opinion pollshows that most Canadians are OK  with Canada’s mostfamous “child soldier” facing a military commission in Guantanamo Bay.46% agreed that the proper decision is to let Omar Khadr face prosecutionin Cuba, with Alberta residents holding the strongest view [56%]. Only  36% of Canadians believe  Canada shoulddemand Khadr's repatriation to face wh Read More
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