The trial of Mike Duffy has revealed what looks to be unprecedented levels of dishonesty at the highest levels, argues Scott Reid. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS Never lie. That is the cardinal rule of high stakes political damage control. Do everything else conceivable: protect the prime minister, shade…

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Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Tim Hudak. Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario should legalize ride-sharing, house-sharing and parking-sharing services with a set of provincewide standards that sweep away city-by-city fights over companies like Uber, says former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. The ex-boss of the provincial Tories is still…

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair speaks to supporters, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS It is happening again. The federal New Democrats, in a rush to project an image of even-handed maturity, are plunging headlong into a monumental decision that will dictate their political future….

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For politicians, “Transparency and accountability!” is one of those uncommonly generous and dark-horse-sympathetic political slogans: the kind that parties of any ideology can plagiarize but that underdogs can most easily claim as their own (at least at the same time as they remain underdogs). When the right is in government,…

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The Erebus and the Terror, the lost ships of the 1848 expedition of Sir John Franklin. Painting by J Franklin Wright / Ottawa Citizen For the past few weeks, this column has focused on issues in technology policy which have been neglected along the campaign trail. Today, I’m looking at…

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