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Friday, July 19, 2019

Examing real leadership on Nelson Mandela Day

Anointed a saint by many even in his lifetime, Nelson Mandela took great pains to assert he was as much a flawed human as...

Council has little choice but to build new arena in Wellesley

Beset with a host of infrastructure projects in need of funding and perennially strapped for cash, Wellesley officials are undoubtedly not overjoyed by the...

Pipeline decision a no-brainer given our oil addiction

No one is surprised Ottawa is going ahead with plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project: it’s all about the money, which trumps...

Celebrating the merits of being Canadian

It’s an election year in Canada, with attack ads already trickling in. Justin Trudeau isn’t up for the job. Andrew Scheer provides cover for...

Canadians taking an ever-dimmer view of immigration

Donald Trump is on another rampage about migrants and illegal immigrants, but don’t expect Justin Trudeau to start talking about laying out the welcome...

Plastic ban may be bandwagon move, but still a good idea

While more mindful of what we throw away, most of us give little thought to what happens to our trash once we haul it...

Plenty of reminders this week about environmental issues

Though our focus on the environment may have narrowed down to the unseasonably cold and wet weather – horrible, but not to the extent...

Timing is the biggest issue with Ford’s deficit battle

Good, bad or indifferent, for Doug Ford there’s no time like the present to enact the ideas he and his Queen’s Park colleagues come...

Public to lose as province, municipalities square off

Critics aren’t wrong in calling Doug Ford’s offer of $7.35 million to help Ontario municipalities do line-by-line budget audits just another public relations manoeuvre. The...

U.S. posturing over Iran proves no lessons learned in the Gulf

C urrent U.S. saber-rattling over Iran evokes a very strong sense of déjà vu: a weak but tough-talking president in need of a distraction, a...