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Harper versus the media 

Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
If you’re a politician, you don’t have to like the media, but you shouldn’t go out of your way to antagonize journalists, since that usually doesn’t end well. 
Opinion|By Erica Ifill
Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
Four hours to study $87-billion in government spending is inadequate, says Liberal MP John McKay, calling it ‘short-term gain for a long-term pain.’
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Donald Trump, who has been enabling white racists throughout his tenure, appears almost thrilled at the chance to play the law-and-order card now.
Our economic recovery will be tied to our ability to recapture sovereignty over the ideas our most skilled develop and their translation into the production and sale for a world that needs solutions more than ever.
Opinion
We all know why CSIS is not an open book, but when it does give us a peek behind the curtain we do learn a lot.
Opinion|Pierre Cyr
While accommodations have been made for temporary foreign workers, there has yet to be a clear plan in place to assist hundreds of thousands of international students.
The heavy lobbying of the last decade which saw an average of six meetings per work day between industry lobbyists and the federal government seems to have carried forward into this crisis.
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Plus, former Liberal cabinet minister Jane Philpott has been tapped by Ontario to advise the province in its efforts to collect racial and socioeconomic data during the pandemic.
News|By Mike Lapointe
'I think the government did a very good job of thinking through what kind of programs would support people in different circumstances,' said Minister Murray.
Even as support for structural reforms seeps into the mainstream, some noted it’s dismaying that some politicians continue to deny the existence of systemic racism. 
Plus, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make the switch to virtual hearings for the first time in history.
Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Emily Harris, who was previously director of communications to the public services minister, recently joined the federal public service.
Feature|By Kate Malloy
Longtime politicial science professor Nelson Wiseman talks about his new book, Partisan Odysseys: Canada's Political Parties.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.
Opinion
The racial disparity repeatedly leads to a debate in the U.S. media about whether the disparity is due to racism or just to a higher black crime rate, but it’s really quite unnecessary.
Opinion|By Rebecca Jesseman
Other public-health crises aren’t put on 'pause' during a pandemic. The opioid crisis that we were experiencing before COVID-19 did not just fade away.
Opinion|By Yasser M. Dhouib
The resilience of tiny Qatar in managing its economy, while stepping forward to help internationally, should make it an important global ally.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
The reality show president is playing ringmaster to the exploitation of Black outrage in a pre-election chaos narrative only he could front.
Consultations are ‘dragging on,’ say some who argue COVID-19 shouldn’t be used as an excuse for slow work and bad communication from the Liberals.
‘Dr. Lewis has surprised many by getting this far,’ says campaign manager Steve Outhouse. ‘We’re looking to continue to surprise people right up to the end.’
News|By Mike Lapointe
MPs, former Star journalists, and Torstar's soon-to-be new owners weigh in on the sale of Canada's largest daily newspaper, and what it says about progressive journalism in Canada.
News|By Beatrice Paez
'Breaking a Starbucks window is vandalism; getting tear gas in the face is violence. We must never confuse the two,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.
Plus, today marks the one-year anniversary since the MMIWG national inquiry released its final report, calling on the government to adopt sweeping reforms.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Liberal MP Lenore Zann calls for a public inquiry into the Nova Scotia shooting, and former opposition leader Michel Gauthier has died at 70.
News|By Neil Moss
'I think we do need to review the activities of the legislative association,' says Conservative MP and vice-chair Michael Cooper.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
If George Floyd or all the other Black people who have been brutally killed have children, I would want the same for their kids—safe places and spaces to live free of the horrors their daily lives often resemble now.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
With this most recent crash putting the Snowbirds back in the spotlight, and the COVID-19 crisis, it may be difficult for the government to justify the needed spending to replace the aging Tutor aircraft.

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