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" The pen is mightier than the sword, and must belong to no one man"

I’m not a thief. I’m a revolutionary. That’s what I tell my co-workers when, at the end of every week, they invariably show up in my office demanding the return of their pens. Some of them think I’ve got a bad habit.

"The pen is mightier than the sword, and must belong to no one man"

I’m not a thief. I’m a revolutionary. That’s what I tell my co-workers when, at the end of every week, they invariably show up in my office demanding the return of their pens. Some of them think I’ve got a bad habit.

To understand health-care spending, we need to measure the right outcomes

Are Canadians getting good value for money from their health insurance system? This question is often discussed among health economists and policymakers.

Faith Matters: God is never too busy to talk to you

Society has some positive things going for it, but one of the things that has been lost in our fast-paced world is that it has become harder to find someone who has the time to just sit and talk.

To understand health-care spending, we need to measure the right outcomes

Are Canadians getting good value for money from their health insurance system? This question is often discussed among health economists and policymakers.

A modest proposal to curb the deficit: End corporate welfare

Over the last three years, federal Conservatives have run up $102 billion in new debt, with the forecast for the next four years at another $59 billion. In total, that’s $161 billion in new red ink over seven years.

A modest proposal to curb the deficit: End corporate welfare

Over the last three years, federal Conservatives have run up $102 billion in new debt, with the forecast for the next four years at another $59 billion. In total, that’s $161 billion in new red ink over seven years.

Faith Matters: The whosoever policy

One of the things we struggle with these days is our pride. Now, pride isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We can have pride in knowing that we did something well, we saw a project to its end and we completed it.

National Trevor Day on the horizon - rejoice

Well, it’s here: National Dog Bite Prevention Week. This comes hot on the heels of other arbitrarily celebrated days, weeks and months for various causes. It’s getting to be a bit much, frankly.

Let's Talk Taxes: It's time to re-evaluate MP pensions

So how deep are your pockets when it comes to giving goodbye payments and pensions for Members of Parliament (MPs) who lost their seats or decided not to run again? Unfortunately, they better be deep.
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