July 23, 2014
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The Stories Politicians Tell Themselves Are Rarely True

Bob Rae Liberal Leader CP

Bob Rae and Kathleen Wynne are hardly the only (former and current) politicians to engage in storytelling. Politicians of every partisan stripe do the same thing. But while stories are useful and guide us in a variety of beneficial ways, the rational side of human nature should revisit tales now and then, especially political ones. That leads to better, smarter government. Ontario is no exception.

Tempers Flare As Protesters Urge Harper To Denounce Israel's Actions

Israel Gaza Protest Ottawa
CP

Secretive Probe Of NDP Satellite Offices Delayed

Thomas Mulcair
CP

Border Agency Had 19,000 Outdated Warnings For Officers

Canada Border Agency
CP

Duffy's $65K Contract With Friend Confuses

Mike Duffy
CP

No Evidence Of Work Done

NDP Lost Byelection But Brought In Record Haul Of Cash

Linda Mcquaig Ndp
CP

Ontario Liberals Aim To Ban Paying People For Blood

Kathleen Wynne
CP

► What Harper's Video Series Has Revealed About The PM

Harper 24 Seven Youtube
YouTube

This Is What Happens When You Criticize Israel

Jon Stewart
Comedy Central

May Wants To Co-Operate With Liberals, NDP In Next Election

Elizabeth May Justin Trudeau
CP

Canada Deports 20 Members Of Human Trafficking Ring

Steven Blaney
CP

WATCH: Ukrainian MPs Brawl

Ukraine Mps Fight
Reuters

Tory Bill Will Keep HIV Rates High: Study

Peter Mackay

Key Harper Policies Don't Match Canadians' Priorities: Surveys

Stephen Harper
Steve Russell via Getty Images

RoFo More Popular With Black Voters Than Obama, Doug Ford Claims

Rob Ford
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tory MP: Time To Declare 'Total Economic War' On Russia

Peter Goldring
CP

Duffy Accused Of Expensing Travel To Funeral

Mike Duffy Resignation

Baird: No One Believes Putin

John Baird Syria

Canada Slaps More Sanctions On Russia

NDP Ready For Battle

Thomas Mulcair Body Mural

Quebec Mayor Dies After Being Stung By Wasps

Lucie Roussel
Handout

Charges Dropped Against Several Arrested In Project Traveller Probe

Rob Ford
CP/The Globe and Mail

Prostitution Bill ‘Absolute Gold' For Tory Party Base: Pollster

Peter Mackay Cyberbullying
CP

Former Mayor Taunts Rob Ford

Mel Lastman
Bad Boy/Facebook

Greens Share Hopes (And Worries) For 2015

Elizabeth May
CP

Baird Calls For 'Credible' Investigation Into MH17 Crash

John Baird Qatar Icao

Tory MP: Courts Are Being Used As An 'End-Run' Around Demoracy

Court
Marilyn Nieves via Getty Images

MP Condemns MH17 Crash As 'Brutal Act Of Terror'

Chris Alexander
CP

'Extremely Low' Number Of People With Disabilities In Politics

Disability
Compassionate Eye Foundation/Dan Kenyon via Getty Images

Prosecutors Have Their Work Cut Out For Them: Experts

Mike Duffy
CP

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Another Ford Family Member To Run For Political Office

Doug Ford Rob Ford
CP

Why Did RCMP Charge Duffy, But Not Wright?

Nigel Wright Mike Duffy
CP

Mike Duffy's Defence Could Put Harper On Hot Seat

Stephen Harper
Steve Russell via Getty Images

Duffy Maintains Innocence After Charges In Expenses Scandal

Mike Duffy Expenses

Liz May Backs Motion Condemning 'Illegal' Israeli Settlements

Elizabeth May
CP

Premier Brad Wall Hits Out At Senate

Brad Wall Huawei

Tories Taking Eyes Off The Ball With Talk Of Sex And Drugs

Stephen Harper Marijuana
CP/Getty

Tories Release Pro-Israel Ad Amid War In Gaza

Stephen Harper Israel
Getty Images

But They Don't Want Everyone To See It

Rob Ford On Rob Ford: 'Rob Ford Is Not Going To Fail'

Rob Ford
CP

But The Sobriety Coach Is Gone

Daughter Of Conservative Party President Dies After Hit By Van

John Walsh
CP

Duffy May Now Be Harper's Top Political Opponent

Stephen Harper Mike Duffy
CP

Bribery Charge Adds New Layer To Saga

Mike Duffy
CP

Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Tim Hudak
CP

Controversial Education Act Must Go, First Nation Leaders Reiterate

Assembly Of First Nations
CP

Lake Ontario 'Shark' Stunt Wasn't Funny: Wynne

Kathleen Wynne Shark
CP

How We Got From An Audit In 2012 To 31 Charges In 2014

Mike Duffy Expenses

Duffy's Legal Team May Call Harper As Witness

Stephen Harper
CP

Prostitutes Back Off Exposing Conservative Clients

Sex Trafficking
microgen via Getty Images