10/28/2013

What do we do about the crumbling Gardiner Expressway? Podcast

This week, the Star’s editorial board debates whether America’s increasingly ugly politics has damaged the country’s international standing, and we discuss what to do about the crumbling Gardiner Expressway. Editorial Page editor Andrew Phillips joins board members Gordon Barthos, Leslie Papp, Moira Welsh and Jordan Himelfarb.

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09/12/2013

Hope for Syria?

This week, the Star’s editorial board discusses a sliver of hope in the Syrian crisis, and we look at Pauline Marois’s proposed Quebec values charter. Board members Gordon Barthos, Leslie Papp and Moira Welsh join Editorial Page editor Andrew Phillips.

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08/29/2013

Should Ontario allow wider use of tasers by police?

This week, the editorial board discusses the Ontario government’s announcement that it will expand taser use by police, and we debate the politics of Justin Trudeau’s admission that he last smoked pot while already a sitting MP.

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08/22/2013

We should be skeptical that Verizon will drive down our wireless prices: Podcast

This week the Star’s editorial board talks about what the entry of U.S. telecom giant Verizon into the Canadian market would mean for our economy and our wireless bills, and we discuss the sad lives of sows on Canadian pig farms. Editorial Page Editor Andrew Phillips joins board members Gordon Barthos, Leslie Papp, Moira Welsh and Jordan Himelfarb.

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08/15/2013

Senate expenses scandal reflects badly on Stephen Harper

This week, the Star's editorial board discusses the growing Senate expenses scandal, and we debate the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's controversial move to reward tenants for crime-fighting.

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08/08/2013

Is MLB doing enough to address doping?

This week, the Star’s editorial board debates whether Major League Baseball is doing enough to weed out doping. And in the wake of the tragic death of two New Brunswick boys strangled by a pet python, we look at what should be done about exotic pets.

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08/01/2013

Sammy Yatim shooting: Why have the police learned so little about conflicts?

This week, the Star's editorial board discusses the shooting of Sammy Yatim, and we debate the merits of Justin Trudeau's proposal to legalize marijuana. Editorial Page Editor Andrew Phillips joins board members Gordon Barthos, Leslie Papp and Jordan Himelfarb. 

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07/18/2013

Harper's 'enemies' list: More partisan mud-slinging or just politics as usual?

This week, the editorial board discusses the controversial verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, and we debate the significance the Harper government’s so-called enemies list. Editorial Page Editor Andrew Phillips joins board members Leslie Papp, Moira Welsh and Jordan Himelfarb.

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07/11/2013

Lac-Megantic disaster: Outdated regulations and poor decision making at work

This week, the editorial board discusses the aftermath of the train tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, and we debate the federal government’s decision to replace the maple leaf on army uniforms with the British Crown. Editorial page editor Andrew Phillips and board members Gordon Barthos, Leslie Papp and Moira Welsh are joined by columnist Bob Hepburn.

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07/04/2013

Kathleen Wynne’s political gamble, and a dust-up in Hogtown

This week the Star’s editorial board discusses the outlook for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals as she calls mid-summer byelections. And we debate a squabble that highlights the clash in Toronto between the old industrial city and new condo dwellers.

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