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Senate doesn’t have the constitution to oust Don Meredith

Apr 6 2017 — Don Martin — Conventional wisdom has it that Senator Don Meredith will soon be tossed out the Senate door with a “good riddance” sticker on his back. His disgraceful stalking of a teenage girl, who eventually and reluctantly succumbed to a sexual relationship under the heavy sway of his honorable title, is toxic to a Senate trying to […]

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Pot penalties ahead of legalization could have long-term impact

Mar 30 2017 — Don Martin — Way back in the mid-1970s, when the first Trudeau government was dealing with a commission advocating marijuana decriminalization, I was busted for simple possession of pot while waiting to enter a high school dance. I tried to argue it wasn’t my dope, but nobody believed me – including the judge. But after a valiant legal […]

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Liberals try to rush rule changes to benefit themselves

Mar 23 2017 — Don Martin — Conservative bellyaching which insists the Trudeau government gets a coddled ride from an adoring media is invariably baseless and increasingly tiresome. But there are exceptions. Had the Harper government pushed to radically change the way the House of Commons operates in the same full-throttle way Liberals are rushing it forward now, thundering newspaper editorials would’ve […]

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Mexicans deported from U.S. planning to come to Canada

Mar 16 2017 — Don Martin — In a budget next week that’s dedicated to innovation, the federal government might want to set aside funds to fend off innovative immigration. About 4,000 kilometres southwest of Ottawa, migrant shelters line the Mexico border where, Reuters reports, many of those now being deported from Trump’s America are plotting a Canadian invasion. They’re telling reporters […]