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Not so, showed a bizarre democratic process that unfolded in a small Quebec town on Sunday night. A referendum, ostensibly about zoning changes, ended up giving a handful of non-Muslims the power to tell Muslims how to bury their dead.

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Is there a statute of limitations on statues? Do personalities of the past deserve amnesties after the fact, forgiving their transgressions while sanitizing their triumphs? Or must our founders be held to account, forcing their followers to admit that historical legacies are subject to latter day judgments?

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Justin Trudeau is having a rough summer. It turns out that a lot of Canadians aren't thrilled about the federal government's multimillion-dollar settlement payout to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, arguably the only public face in the nation more handsome than the prime minister's. (Say what you want about Khadr, but he's got great bone structure.)

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Premiers rarely get much attention or traction when they meet every year to save the country from itself. This week may be different, because the premiers have seen the enemy - and it is no longer just ourselves. Now there's Donald Trump.

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Should Toronto's Ryerson University change its name out of respect for Indigenous people? The Ryerson Students' Union says yes (although there are some hints it may be changing its mind). So does the school's Indigenous Students Association. Other students are said to be split.

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At a certain point in life birthdays are to be endured rather than enjoyed - until they become enjoyable again, nearer the end of days and a whole bunch of things don't much matter anymore.

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by Rosie DiManno On the same day we learned that Canada is going to make a multimillionaire out of undisputed bombmaker and disputed - if...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ill-considered efforts to mollify Donald Trump continue apace. The decision to keep sending Canadian soldiers to the war in Iraq is just the latest version.

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by Chantal Hebert As Justin Trudeau's government approaches mid-mandate, he remains the most popular government leader in the country. But that says as much if...

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by Thomas Walkom After 20 months as prime minister, Justin Trudeau isn't quite as sunny as he used to be. He remains unfailingly polite....