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“RCMP charge Syrian officer accused of torturing Maher Arar” (CBC News)

Editor’s Note: While this news may not seem overtly “political,” it is an important first in Canada. Torture a Canadian, says the RCMP, and consequences must follow. CBC News: RCMP have laid a charge in absentia against a Syrian…

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Notes on the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Opinion/Analysis: Olivier Jarvis Lavoie [11:40 PM EST on August 6, 2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper generally held his own. Anyone at all disposed to buy what he sells probably came away satisfied with his performance,…


“Staff convinced a seething Stephen Harper not to launch full-on public assault on Supreme Court: new book” (The National Post)

Mark Kennedy (The Ottawa Citizen): ‘The nadir of Stephen Harper’s prime ministership came not during the Senate expenses scandal, but in the spring of 2014, when he got himself into a very public dust-up with…