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PAM FRAMPTON: Byrne offers up some propaganda of his own
EDITORIAL: Promoters can’t also regulate
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Politics takes a nasty turn
BILL BLACK: Four parties' climate change platforms blowing smoke; nuclear power offers way forward
SHERI SOMERVILLE: Health burden on Atlantic Canada will soon be unbearable
LETTER: Racism on the rebound in Canada
EDITORIAL: Targeting distracted drivers
It can be hard to get a distracted driver’s attention. The light’s turned green, but they are still praying to the internet gods, faces turned down, fingers and thumbs reciting the technological rosary. Tap the horn and chances are ...
LETTERS: Disgusted with leaders’ debate format
Democracy or cacophony? I watched Monday night’s federal leaders’ debate with considerable disgust. First, how did the Bloc Québécois get invited, as it’s only interested in Quebec? Second, the cross-talk was ...
BRIAN HODDER: Emergency preparedness begins at home
Safety is something most Canadians take for granted. We are fortunate to live in one of the best countries in the world with a high standard of living, a relatively low crime rate, decent housing and well-developed systems and organizations to ...
DAVID JOHNSON: Can Justin Trudeau earn another majority government?
We’re into the final two weeks of the federal election and general polling day, Monday, Oct. 21, is fast approaching. And we have been witnessing two very close races amongst two different sets of national parties. There are also some very ...
JOHN DeMONT: I already knew that owning a dog is good for my health
When I read Monday that a new scientific study, as well as a newly released meta-analysis, melding together the statistical information from a bunch of earlier studies, had concluded that owning a dog is good for you, my initial reaction was, I could ...
JIM VIBERT: Federal leaders debate sets the tone for a nasty finish
The instant his microphone was turned on Monday night at the leaders’ debate, Conservative Andrew Scheer turned on Justin Trudeau. He called Trudeau a fraud and a phoney who doesn’t deserve to run the country. It’s tempting to ...
EDITORIAL: Leaders’ debate: RIP
If you took time to watch the federal leaders’ debate on Monday night, please accept our condolences. If you expected a shining moment of clarity about the different federal parties and their directions that would cement your selection of ...
LETTER: Uncontrolled growth to blame for climate change
Climate change is just a symptom of two greater problems: population growth and a bad economic model. Somewhere around 1927, the global population reached two billion, and today, less than a century later, it’s above 7.7 billion. This means ...
LETTER: Muddying the waters on foreign aid
In all the debate over whether to help with foreign aid, there is a missing point: that the developed world, including Canada, helped to create the drought-stricken, flood-washed, weather-pummelled global South that exists today. We unwittingly ...
LETTERS: For and against Extinction Rebellion's Macdonald Bridge protest in Halifax
Climate activists barking up the wrong tree I recycle, compost and try really hard to be good to the environment. Yeah, I drive a Silverado, but get over it. I can afford it and I live in the Western (free) world. Climate activists whine to our ...