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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Plenty of good reasons for public’s failing trust in governments

The SNC-Lavalin scandal has more than a waft of corruption, the first such stench emanating from Ottawa ... or Queen’s Park ... or points...

Appetite grows to challenge political and economic status quo

Much of what’s being labelled as socialism in the U.S. as contenders jockey for the Democratic party leadership is just run-of-the-mill politics here. The...

Rethinking an ever-more perilous relationship with China

Caught up in a dispute with China, Canada has plenty of reasons to re-evaluate the costs, most of them negative, of doing business with...

The rise of the machine is disrupting our social cohesion

Like a bunch of technology zombies, we’re in danger of becoming slaves to our devices, if we haven’t already crossed that line. Even if...

Immigration debate walled off by racism, unchecked ego and nostalgia

Critics point to Canada when charging that U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for a border wall is based on racism and xenophobia. If he’s...

Devices need to have better default security to protect our privacy,...

Once upon a time, a phone was something bolted to the wall in your home and a computer was something as big as house....

Historic bridges are caught in a numbers game that’s been badly...

The debate about Woolwich’s old steel bridges is a perfect storm of crumbling infrastructure, poor financial management, neglect of our heritage and a losing...

Year-end summaries of celebrity deaths can hit home

The year-end recitation of the celebrities who passed on in 2018 included some big names, including Stephen Hawking, Burt Reynolds, Penny Marshall, Stan Lee...

Physical divide between rural an urban areas leading to more political...

In her remarks at last week’s inaugural meeting of Woolwich council, Mayor Sandy Shantz touched on the rural/urban divide that exists in...

Ford seems intent on reducing accountability, rewarding friends and supporters

Elected on the strength of not being Kathleen Wynne – a ham sandwich, even without cheese or mustard, would have cleared that bar –...