Editorials

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:55

Two leaders — two ways to wipe away the egg

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Sometimes in politics, a decision is made which makes the government wipe proverbial egg off its face.

During 2012 the substantial environmental changes introduced through Bills C-38 and C-45 have become a key focus of the criticism directed against the Harper government’s two budget omnibus bills.

One can only wonder if Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence truly expected what has played out between the federal government and First Nations leaders would have happened as a result of the media attention garnered by her fasting and subsequent Idle No More protests.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

Nothing changes with a new year

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Ringing in the new year provides an opportunity for many people throughout the world to pledge to do a few things better. Not so for American politicians. They did exactly what I predicted; just enough to get re-elected.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:35

"Merry Christmas" should be cherished, not chastised

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“Merry Christmas.” Two such simple words referring to celebrating one of the most joyous times on the Christian calendar seems to be causing such a negative stir, especially by one man in particular.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:57

Give generously

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This time of year is one of our favourites. It’s hard not to be in the Christmas spirit when one sees the colourful lights and trays full of goodies spread out to enjoy. There’s a mad dash being made in the shopping centres as individuals try to get their last-minute items and ensure they are prepped for the big day.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 09:24

Feds don’t know how to spend taxpayers’ dollars

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Renos to Parliament’s West Block: I have visited this lavish spectacle several times over the years. The sky-rocketing costs and expected delays are the only part of the project that ever seem normal.

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