Author: Jim Furlong

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(Taken from the Nov 18-24 issue)
The political reality of the right wing movement known as “Trumpism” is alive and well. That was the big take-away from the midterm elections in the United States. The Democrats did take back control of the House, but the Senate still belongs to the

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Nothing is more interesting than provincial politics. No endeavour is more volatile.  During the past week or so the ship that is the Liberal Party has come perilously close to the rocks. 
It isn’t on the rocks, but they had better watch out. There are rocks out there. First, there

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The legalization of marijuana has come upon us and the world didn’t collapse. There aren’t wandering gangs of wild-eyed potheads roaming the streets looking to overthrow the government. 
This is a good opportunity to tell you a story from the good old days and a road not taken. In the

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I loved the byelection in the district of Windsor Lake and followed it poll by poll online. Halfway through the campaign I thought Paul Antle and the Liberals would scrape out a win. Closer to election day I moved in the other direction and thought Ches Crosbie would eke it

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A little news story caught my eye last night that brought home to me how unready we are for the legalization of marijuana. The item was whether you could smoke weed on a golf course once marijuana becomes legal. One course wanted to ban it.
Here is the issue. If

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I confess to being an unrepentant political junkie. At all levels it draws me in. My record on predictions isn’t that  great. It is average at best. I knew the Liberals would win provincially and Justin Trudeau would survive attack ads about his hair and win nationally. 
That was easy.

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