04/11/2013

Why we endorsed Justin Trudeau to lead the Liberal Party of Canada

This week, we debate Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, and we discuss why the Star endorsed Justin Trudeau as the best choice to be the next leader of the Liberal Party.

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04/04/2013

After two months, how is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne doing?

We check in on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne: Has she restored her party's hopes or is she still tainted by the final scandal-plagued year of the McGuinty government? We also look at Canada's decision to widthraw from a UN convention to fight drought world-wide, the first country to do so. Are we a world leader or an environmental laggard?

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03/28/2013

Should Torontonians be concerned about Mayor Rob Ford?

This week, the Star’s editorial board talks about Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged drinking problem, and we debate whether a controversial Ryerson engineering tradition is despicable hazing or harmless fun.

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03/14/2013

How will Pope Francis change the church?

This week, the Star's editorial board discusses Pope Francis I and the challenges he faces as he assumes control of the church; and we debate what to do about Toronto’s growing raccoon population.

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03/07/2013

Hugo Chavez: What will his legacy be?

This week, the Star's editorial board debates the legacy of Hugo Chavez, the controversial Venezuelan president who died Tuesday. And we discuss Tom Flanagan, the conservative public intellectual and former Tory advisor, who exploded his career last week when he questioned whether voyeurs of child pornography should go to prison.

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02/28/2013

What do do about coyotes in Toronto: Podcast

This week, we discuss paying for plasma, a proposed snitch line to report older drivers, and what to do about coyotes in Toronto.

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02/21/2013

Why are the federal Tories falling in the polls and what can be done about Toronto's gun violence?

This week, we discuss a new poll that shows the federal Conservatives down 10 points since their 2011 election victory, and we talk about what, if anything, can be done about youth gun crime in Toronto.

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02/14/2013

Should we abolish the senate?

This week we talk about three subjects: the future of Canada’s embattled upper house; the federal government’s proposed rule changes for dual citizens; and term limits for Toronto city councilors.

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02/07/2013

Rob Ford will have to face special prosecutor on campaign spending: Podcast

Today we look at Rob Ford's latest run-in with rules -- this time over campaign spending -- and how this is likely to affect the rest of his mayoralty and the next election. We also look at revelations that Ontario teacher unions donated large sums to several Liberal leadership candidates even as they were instructing teachers to protest the Liberal government.

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01/31/2013

Should councillor Ana Bailao resign?

This week we debate whether Toronto councillor Ana Bailao should resign in the wake of her drunk-driving conviction, and we discuss whether an Ontario fisherman should have to pay a $5,400 bill after he called rescue workers to save him from an icy lake.

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