Sweden saw lower 2020 death spike than much of Europe – data

STOCKHOLM — Sweden, which has shunned the strict lockdowns that have choked much of the global economy, emerged from 2020 with a smaller increase in its overall mortality rate than most European countries, an analysis of official data sources showed. Infectious disease experts cautioned that the results could not be interpreted as evidence that lockdowns were unnecessary […]

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Sean Speer: The Supreme Court Justice who’s not afraid to shake things up

In so doing, he’s become an intellectual beachhead for a nascent conservative legal movement in the country. Brown, who was appointed to the country’s top court in 2015, came with a sterling record as a legal scholar at the University of Alberta on such topics as commercial law, medical negligence and trusts and estates. But […]

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Robert Lyman: No, Mr. O’Toole, the climate debate isn’t over

What the Conservative leader said — and what it meant The speech Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole gave to the party policy conference was filled with thematic messages, the main one being that the party needed to change if it were to appeal more to voters in central Canada. On the topic of climate-change policy, the average Canadian, […]

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Outlook darkens for Europe’s virus-stricken economy

Rising infections and new lockdown measures prompt cuts to hopes for growth Economists are cutting growth forecasts for the eurozone economy as a third wave of Covid-19 infections and vaccination delays spur tighter restrictions in several countries including France, Italy and Germany. The reintroduction of lockdown measures across Europe is fuelling concerns that the region could […]

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