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Monday, December 10, 2018

New council term a good time to take stock of priorities

Newly sworn-in and basking in the holiday season, new councils in Woolwich and Wellesley had reason to celebrate this week. When they meet again...

Another auditor’s report, another litany of concerns

The government is slow, inefficient and wasteful. The findings in the latest report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson apply to Ottawa, but it’s pretty...

Ford quietly alters election financing rules in his favour

Having campaigned on little beyond not being Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals, Doug Ford and the Conservatives have little in the way of a...

Amazon deal a warning about corporate welfare

Any illusion that online retail giant Amazon would build a second headquarters (dubbed HQ2) in Toronto – or anywhere in Canada, for that matter...

Remembering not to repeat a history of warring ways

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month takes on an extra significance this time around, as we mark the 100th...

Amalgamation a bad idea that just won’t die off

The votes were barely counted when there was talk – again – of amalgamation. That the municipal election happened during Halloween season appears to...

Mishap means more scrutiny for electronic voting

Woolwich and Wellesley voters were left scrambling Monday when one of the pitfalls of electronic voting became a reality rather than a hypothetical in...

Apathy is one of the many perils to our democracy

As with citizens in municipalities across the province, township residents will go to the polls on October 22, if they haven’t voted already via...

Climate event comes as experts predict dire fallout

Call it a good news/bad news report on climate change. The good news? The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report this week...

Making efforts to curb the spread of fake news

You may not have marked your calendar, but this is National Newspaper Week. Beyond the navel-gazing long true of the industry – and even more...