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The Ontario Legislature broke for the summer this week. It may have been a short sitting, but don't let that fool you: a lot's happened since Mike Harris retired in March. A new Premier with a new political style, and many would argue, a whole new political direction. How are the various parties, and their leaders, dealing with the new climate? This week we'll ask our political pundits to assess how Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty and Howard Hampton are performing on a variety of issues. As well, Premier Eves defends his tax cut delay and handling of the controversial Hydro One file.
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Jun 30, 2002
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The last time the Steel City hosted, it was both a triumph and a disaster — but organizers have high hopes for this year’s festivities.
In 1970, inmates started Tightwire, collecting essays, art, and poetry about personal experience and political thought — and building community.