Stuart Thomson, SudburyStar

Stuart Thomson

SudburyStar

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent:
  • SudburyStar
  • National Post
  • Edmonton Journal
Past:
  • The Montreal Gazette
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Ottawa Citizen
  • Regina Leader Post
  • Edmonton Sun
  • Financial Post

Recent articles by Stuart:

Liberals are considering a universal basic income, but economists have tough questions for its proponents

The government may have gotten a taste for doling out cheques with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit which functioned similar to a basic income → Read More

Quarter of Canadians uncomfortable with voting in person during COVID-19 pandemic: poll

Despite the uncertainty among Canadians, the pandemic has not stopped election speculation in Ottawa → Read More

The unlikeliest of unions: Conservatives look to make allies in the labour movement

The movement reflects a global shift among conservative parties as they try to vacuum up working class votes left behind by progressive parties → Read More

Facebook to assess U.S. political ad ban for use in next Canadian election

'It shouldn't be up to Facebook to decide what steps they will take to make our electoral processes more trustworthy,' said NDP MP Charlie Angus → Read More

The Great Unknown: Uncertainty reigns as researchers scramble to measure the effectiveness of lockdowns

A conversation is brewing about how much the lockdowns helped and, given the variety of situations worldwide, researchers have the perfect laboratory to measure it → Read More

Trudeau wants an early election, O'Toole says in first news conference as Conservative leader

'Justin Trudeau would rather play politics than do his job,' O'Toole said at a Tuesday morning news conference → Read More

Defund the CBC and shower parents with cash: Four things Erin O'Toole has promised to do

Earlier, O'Toole released a policy document with some ideas designed to appeal to the party's true believers and others to appeal to suburban parents he hopes to win over → Read More

The finance minister and the PM: Trudeau and Freeland face a political dynamic that breeds friction

Some suspect her ambition may be why Freeland, with no financial background, was given the portfolio: to keep her fortunes tied to Trudeau, and where he can keep an eye on her → Read More

What about recess? Schools get creative to avoid massive crowds in the corridors

Some still worry schools are piling on ineffective measure after ineffective measure that won't mitigate spread → Read More

Wealthy Canadians are sitting on extra cash after COVID-19 lockdowns — and struggling charities would like a cut

Think tank Cardus tallied changes in discretionary spending and found the wealthiest 40% of Canadians saved $1,150 on average in the first two months of lockdowns → Read More

It's not your imagination — study finds day is longer when you work from home

A massive study of the world's work habits since COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect shows the average workday is nearly an hour longer → Read More

Study confirms massive age differences in COVID-19 death rates, middle-aged hit harder than thought

For perspective, the researchers write that a healthy 55-year-old person is 50 times more likely to die from a COVID-19 infection than a car accident → Read More

Peter MacKay still the favourite to win party leadership among likely Conservative voters: poll

'A lot of that has to do with the fact that he's got the most exposure. You look at the numbers regionally and he's got a lot of good recognition' → Read More

After lockdowns, Canadian households are planning to tighten their belts — if it still fits after all that takeout

Canadians spent three months of lockdown saving money like they’ve never saved before and they are planning to keep doing so: survey → Read More

Why didn't Black Lives Matter protests spread COVID-19? Because everyone else stayed home, study suggests

The net effect was that, on average, more people stayed home during the week they were held than the previous week, even accounting for all the protesters → Read More

'No room for soft right now': Canadian woman whose husband was detained in China shares her hard lessons

'Know that if they are formally charged for something they didn't do, that evidence will be created," Karen Patterson said referring to Kovrig and Spavor → Read More

Women are much more worried about COVID-19 than men, global polling data shows

With men dying from the disease at higher rates, the study could be a vital insight for public health officials crafting messaging about how to avoid the virus → Read More

Women are much more worried about COVID-19 than men, global polling data shows

With men dying from the disease at higher rates, the study could be a vital insight for public health officials crafting messaging about how to avoid the virus → Read More

As daycares reopen, parents are facing impossible decisions to keep kids safe from COVID-19

Is the adversity of having the kids home 24/7 worse than shipping them off to daycare during the COVID-19 pandemic? → Read More

As daycares reopen, parents are facing impossible decisions to keep kids safe from COVID-19

Is the adversity of having the kids home 24/7 worse than shipping them off to daycare during the COVID-19 pandemic? → Read More