The Journal Pioneer
DAVID JOHNSON: Cabinet-making 101 to be unveiled today
JIM VIBERT: Northern Pulp question won’t be ‘speculative’ much longer
BRUCE MacKINNON CARTOON: Nov. 20, 2019
BRIAN JONES: Hurray for all us brown people
Ron Hynes, the troubadour
EDITORIAL: Highway cameras are coming to Newfoundland and Labrador
John Ivison: For the most part, bloated Trudeau cabinet is window dressing and little else
Just over four years ago, Justin Trudeau strode in late fall sunshine toward Rideau Hall like a conquering Roman general, flanked by his gender-balanced cabinet. By contrast, there was nothing triumphant about the way Trudeau’s ministers trudged ...
John Ivison: Who's in Trudeau's cabinet? It doesn't matter, political power lies elsewhere
It is incongruous that Justin Trudeau’s inner circle has too few Westerners, while Andrew Scheer’s has too many. Perhaps they should swap staff for a few days. All eyes will be on the Liberal leader’s cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall on Wednesday ...
MARYN MARSLAND & ALEX STRANG: Blaming patients unseemly — criminal behaviour often a byproduct of social ills
MARYN MARSLAND and ALEX STRANG There is something that we need to speak out on before it is too late. People are dying in police custody. And it needs to stop. Dr. Chris Milburn, in his Nov. 16 opinion piece, “‘Criminal ...
John Ivison: Jason Kenney needs to play it cool to deal with Wexit heat
What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. Eastern Liberals like Kathleen Wynne on CTV’s Question Period spent the weekend accusing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney of “fanning the flames” of Western separatism. Those closer to the action ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Post’s Remembrance Day coverage ‘superb’
May I commend the Cape Breton Post for the superb coverage of Monday’s Remembrance Day services. I especially want to mention the extensive reporting on the services held in Membertou. Many served, and sacrificed, but I can't recall ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hey everybody, it’s time to relax
Hey everybody, it’s going to be OK. I’m not sure when we started to lose our collective minds, but it’s time to relax. Do you recall that former Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry didn’t much like Sidney Crosby ...
LETTER: It’s past time Canada signed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
In September of 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by a clear majority of member states. Canada, interestingly, voted against the adoption, together with the U.S.A., Australia and New ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Reality TV ready to jump the shark?
I’ll admit — I have a weakness for reality television. People catching crab off Alaska or digging for northern gold? I’ll watch either of those for a bit, even though the evidence is clear that many are either outright faked, or ...
LETTERS: 'Criminal element' in ER — readers react to Sydney doctor
Dehumanizing patients Re: Dr. Chris Miburn's Nov. 16 opinion piece, "'Criminal element' sent to ER puts docs in dicey spot." I agree that all health-care workers — in fact, all workers — should be ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cape Breton should choose a new path
I am writing this letter urging the people of Cape Breton to familiarize themselves with a movement in its infant stages now taking place in Cape Breton. As we all well know, Cape Breton has been struggling for many years with declining population ...