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LEZLIE LOWE: Ride-sharing is cheap and fast, sure. But good?
BRUCE MacKINNON CARTOON: Jan. 17, 2020
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Just what are they doing with our voter information?
EDITORIAL: Pedestrians in peril
EDITORIAL: Pay to play in federal Conservative leadership race
JIM VIBERT: The more things change, the more they stay the same when Atlantic premiers meet
John Ivison: Why is Payette lobbying foreign diplomats to support Canada's UN Security Council bid?
When new ambassadors arrive in Ottawa they are obliged to troop along to Rideau Hall, where they are officially welcomed by the Governor General, as the Queen’s representative in Canada. The presentation of credentials ceremony is normally a ...
John Ivison: Harper's spectre hangs over Tory leadership race, but the man himself remains above the fray
He haunts the Conservative Party still. The news that Stephen Harper has resigned from the board of the Conservative Fund, which is responsible for the party’s finances, was trending on social media on Wednesday afternoon, overshadowing speculation ...
KEVIN TOBIN CARTOON: Jan. 15, 2020
EDITORIAL: PUB fare
Thousands of pages of documents get filed with the province’s Public Utilities Board every year, and buried among them are fascinating things. Like this story in three parts: on Aug. 1, 2019, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro asks the PUB for ...
LETTER: Remembering John Crosbie — politician and poet
John Crosbie is remembered for his many contributions to the life of Newfoundland, but he has not been known as a poet. On my bookshelf there is an old magazine with a sonnet, a 14-line poem, which bears his name. A young John Crosbie at age 15 ...
BRIAN JONES: Risking life and limb at Rawlins Cross and in Iran
These days, crossing any of the 27 streets that converge at Rawlins Cross feels like trying to dash across the speedway during the Indianapolis 500: the cars just keep coming. While waiting for a break in traffic, you have plenty of time to ponder ...
JIM VIBERT: Group warns about erosion of public education
The epicentre of public education lunacy in Canada is obviously Doug Ford’s Ontario, where a confidential report leaked this week alerting folks to the government’s plan to cut costs by replacing high school teachers with online ...
JOHN DeMONT: The new etiquette of going into work sick
I work mostly at home, in a vacuum-sealed room where only those who have signed a witnessed medical waiver may enter. But I gather that out there, where real human beings tread, it is cold and flu season once again. Not only that, some kind of ...
BRUCE MacKINNON CARTOON: Jan. 15, 2020
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EDITORIAL: It makes sense to keep tolls on Nova Scotia's Cobequid Pass — for now
If your business is moving goods in and out of Nova Scotia, the toll plaza at the top of Cobequid Pass is a thorn in your corporate side. So you can understand Bill Dowe’s frustration last week with the provincial government’s ...