06/27/2013

Why a crowded field in next year's mayoral race only helps Rob Ford

This week, the Star's editorial board discusses President Barack Obama's new plan to fight climate change, and we look at the emerging field of potential candidates for next year's Toronto mayoral race (beginning just after the 10-minute mark).

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06/19/2013

Drug raids, Justin Trudeau’s stumble and Bob Rae’s legacy

This week the Star’s editorial board discusses the fallout from the big drug raid in Toronto and the impact on the Somali community. And we debate the impact of Justin Trudeau’s stumble on speaking fees and the political legacy of Bob Rae.

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06/13/2013

McGuinty's legacy: Will scandals overshadow his accomplishments?

This week, the Star’s editorial board discusses Dalton McGuinty’s legacy, and we debate the ethics of whistle-blowing.

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06/07/2013

Even if the video is gone, Rob Ford crack scandal won't go away

This week, the Star’s editorial board discusses Mayor Rob Ford’s chances of surviving the crack scandal, and we debate the fate of the University of Toronto’s back campus field.

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05/30/2013

Are the Rob Ford and senate scandals undermining Canadians' trust in government?

This week, the Star’s editorial board discusses whether the Rob Ford and senate scandals are undermining Canadians’ trust in government.

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05/23/2013

Rob Ford's duck-and-run strategy around crack allegations is totally untenable

This week, the Star’s editorial board discusses the Rob Ford ‘crack scandal,’ and we consider the political damage done to Stephen Harper by the Senate expenses fiasco.

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05/09/2013

Is Harper taking us down the road to U.S.-style punitive justice?

This week, the Star’s editorial board considers to the path to peace in Syria, and we debate the merits of the Harper government’s tough-on-crime approach to justice.

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05/02/2013

What can be done about working conditions in Bangladesh?

This week, the Star’s editorial board looks at what can be done about working conditions in Bangladesh’s garment factories in the wake of a devastating building collapse. And we talk about Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out as gay this week, becoming the first openly gay athlete in any of the big four American sports leagues.

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04/25/2013

Do we really need the Tories' new anti-terror bill?

This week, the Star’s editorial board debates the merits of a Conservative anti-terrorism bill and we discuss whether Ontario restaurant chains should be made to disclose nutritional information on their menus.

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04/18/2013

Are the Tory attack ads against Trudeau fair, and will they work?

This week, the Star’s editorial board debates the ethics and efficacy of political attack ads, and, believe it or not, we discuss Justin Bieber.

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