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The future of our health care is being decided in the courts


The legal battle for private medicine being conducted by Vancouver's Dr. Brian Day in the case of Cambie Surgeries Corporation vs. (the attorney general of) British Columbia is a heroic struggle Day has been leading for many years to improve Canada's health-care system. He founded the plaintiff company and it is one of the largest private medical facilities in Canada. He has 100 doctors and dental surgeons and he owns almost 10 per cent of it. ...

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The Myth of an International Populist Uprising


There is a rising buzz of rather unrigorous comment about a widespread wave of populism, which is generally seen as an odious movement verging on fascism. Somehow, Britain voted narrowly to depart the European Union; the United States narrowly elevated Donald Trump to be president; Poland, Hungary, Austria, and now Brazil, succumbing to the same virus, elevated authoritarian conservative regimes. There are several problems with this analysis. ...

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Latest From Barbara Amiel

Why the CBC needs new blood


Off the cliff went Evan Solomon, the most recent putative successor to CBC's ├╝ber-news personality Peter Mansbridge. Before him it was Amanda Lang, whose rumoured future as the next Mansbridge was detonated by the stir over her relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada. Being thought of as possible heir to Mansbridge should come with danger pay. And if success is measured in terms of successfully getting rid of your successors, the outcome was an (unwished for) success for Peter.

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On spring miracles and monarch butterflies


"Do you remember," I asked the butterfly, "how you felt when you came out of your chrysalis and discovered you could fly?" The butterfly quivered. This was last October when I was chatting to lingering monarchs in our garden. "Did you have any memory, as your wings dried and you began to soar toward the sun, of what it was like to be a caterpillar, all wriggly and earthbound?"

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Interview with Boris Johnson

Conrad Black's conversations with Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, on a number of subjects including dissatisfaction with the EU, several years before Brexit.

Interview with Bob Rae

Conrad Black talks with Bob Rae, former NDP Premier of Ontario and former interim leader of the federal Liberal Party, about politics, problems facing Aboriginal communities across Canada, the "niqab issue," religious fanaticism, and many other topics.

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