Fresh Takes

Progress is in the eye of the beholder

As the US Democratic Party primaries determine who will contend for the next presidential election, the words commentators use to describe the intentions of the different camps illustrate the importance of semantics in politics.

100,000 ways to kill freedom

A parent who’s a little too sensitive asked a teacher who’s a little too accommodating to stop dissecting “Les 100 000 façons de tuer un homme,” a well-known Quebecois song, with elementary students at a school in Montreal’s Mile End district.

Yes, we should listen to First Nations!

Demonstrations organized by members of First Nations are disrupting economic activity in Canada, and preventing people from freely travelling around the country, and even from taking their commuter trains to work.

A pragmatic response to climate change

According to United Nations scientists, we could more easily manage the problem of global warming, and do so at an affordable price, by reclaiming abandoned wasteland.

Unnecessary interventions to lower wireless prices

Canadian telecommunications companies invest billions of dollars every year to expand and modernize their networks. These investments are threatened, however, by increasing intervention on the part of the federal government and the CRTC to force a reduction in the prices of wireless services.

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