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“Butterflies” is written by Dawn Wojtyk for husband Ron on the occasion of his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces.  It has the distinction of being my best column in these pages, written by a most talented writer.  It was first published here, with her permission, on 4th October, 2012.  […]

Honest Politicians and Truthful Spies

Note: This column was first posted 12 Oct. 2013. [The claim by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff that Canada is committing “cyberwar” by spying on her country’s mining ministry has provoked hysterical suggestions that our spy agencies are running amok. The chorus of condemnation from opposition politicians and peaceniks has […]

What Middle Class? (Note: This column was first published 20 Oct. 2014) [Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is signalling the tax cuts promised by the Conservative government could lead to a political showdown ahead of the 2015 federal election. Trudeau suggested in an interview today with CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada that a Liberal […]