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Lorne Gunter

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  • Toronto Sun
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  • Winnipeg Sun
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Past articles by Lorne:

GUNTER: Teck Frontier cancellation entirely Trudeau's fault

The fault is clearly with the Trudeau government’s entirely spineless response to blockades across the country → Read More

GUNTER: Trudeau’s camping pledge is peak privilege

Now Justin Trudeau’s privilege truly is showing.I’m talking about Trudeau’s announcement Thursday that the planet can be saved and the plight of the urban poor reversed if only we would spend gobs of taxpayers’ dollars getting underprivileged urchins out camping. → Read More

GUNTER: Elizabeth May Photoshopping tells a lot about the whole green movement

So Elizabeth May got caught Photoshopping a reusable coffee mug with metal straw into her hands in a Green party promotional photo. All right, May probably didn’t do the image-doctoring herself. She likely didn’t even approve the fakery. Blame the Green party spin “machine.” (Think the election equivalent of a push lawn mower.) Still, the […] → Read More

GUNTER: Elizabeth May Photoshopping tells a lot about the whole green movement

So Elizabeth May got caught Photoshopping a reusable coffee mug with metal straw into her hands in a Green Party promotional photo.Alright, May probably didn’t do the image-doctoring herself. She likely didn’t even approve the fakery. Blame the Green Party spin machine. → Read More

GUNTER: Brian Jean showing signs of desperation

I take no pleasure in arguing that Brian Jean is coming unglued in his bid to win the UCP leadership. → Read More

GUNTER: Civic election gives NDP hope

Since Monday’s municipal elections, the New Democrats have had a new spring in their steps, a renewed optimism about their chances of being re-elected in 2019. → Read More

Lorne Gunter: Justin Trudeau's response to Energy East cancellation is laughable

Almost the moment TransCanada announced Thursday it was ending its attempt to build the $15-billion Energy East Pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick, the federal Liberal government began insisting this was purely a “business decision.” → Read More

Alberta's NDP pot plan just might work, but skip government-run shops

The Notley government’s proposed rules for legal pot sales in Alberta, released Wednesday, might just work. → Read More

Singh is now a big headache for Trudeau

Jagmeet Singh, the former criminal defence lawyer and Ontario MPP who was elected federal NDP leader on the weekend, is good news for the Tories and very bad news for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. → Read More

Gunter: The what-ifs Edmonton officers faced during pursuit

At least three Edmonton Police Service officers – including two riding in cruisers chasing suspect Abdulahi Sharif through downtown Edmonton on Saturday evening – have admitted to me they had permission to shoot him if they had an unobstructed line of fire with no threat to bystanders. → Read More

Gunter: Hotel industry wants vacation rentals to be over-regulated, over-taxed too

I’ve always thought the expression “an apples and oranges comparison” misses the mark, slightly. → Read More

West leg of the Valley Line LRT will be a ballot question this election

My friend and colleague, Paula Simons at the Edmonton Journal, recently wrote, “No. No. No. Please tell me we’re not about to relitigate the west LRT line.” → Read More

Lorne Gunter: Brian Jean stumbles in UCP leadership race

Shortly after the UCP leadership debate at Calgary’s Mount Royal University wrapped up on Wednesday, Brian Jean’s campaign team sent out a news release proclaiming him the winner. → Read More

GUNTER: Coal burning responsible for hurricanes?

During the past month, as major hurricanes have menaced the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, we have been told there is a connection between burning coal in Alberta and the monster storms. → Read More

Trudeau's tax pitch is based on myths and class-envy

Last week, P.E.I. Liberal MP Wayne Easter let it be known he was opposed to his own government’s proposed small business tax changes. Or if not opposed, at least concerned. → Read More

On minimum wage, Notley NDP out-lefts the Left Coast

You know you’re really far left when you are further left than the new NDP government in B.C., and Alberta’s Notley government is even further left than the new Horgan government in Victoria. → Read More

Gunter: A good time to disband Northlands, despite the memories

Full disclosure: I was once a volunteer on the board of directors at Northlands. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, I worked on committees that planned and promoted horseracing, Klondike Days and the Canadian Finals Rodeo. → Read More

The feds have left the tough calls on weed to the provinces

When I was in university, two of the dumbest guys I knew had a thriving pot business. → Read More

Public sector one-percenters are safe, but regular small biz owners take the hit

Did you go camping this summer? Did you stay, even one night, at a private campground? → Read More

Gunter: Council slowly wrapping heads around infill

City councillors seem to be slowly wrapping their collective heads around the issue of infill housing. → Read More