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EDITORIAL: The costs of climate change
BILL KILFOIL: Soot, stench and spit — chain smokers in their glory days
WADE BABINEAU EDITORIAL CARTOON: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
PAM FRAMPTON: Byrne offers up some propaganda of his own
BOB FOUND: Want to curb climate change? Then get off the internet
BILL BLACK: Four parties' climate change platforms blowing smoke; nuclear power offers way forward
JOHN IVISON: Pipeline will complicate any discussion on a coalition, informal or otherwise, with the NDP
WINDSOR, ONT. — The Liberals feel the disturbance in the Force that saw the NDP and the Bloc Québécois surge after the leaders’ debate has passed, and they’re convinced they will now progress to victory as ...
CHRISTINA BLIZZARD: Toronto would be smart move for Harry and Meghan
The latest intriguing rumour from royal reporters in the U.K. suggests Prince Harry and his wife, the former Meghan Markle, may be set to make Toronto their home. While that sounds fanciful, in an odd way it makes perfect sense. After their ...
DAPHNE BRAMHAM: Why don't Canadians like Andrew Scheer?
Meeting Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, he seems like a good-natured, dimpled and smiling Every Man who might be good fun at a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game. But Canadians haven’t warmed up to him. Despite all that Liberal ...
JERRY AGAR: Double standard's obvious on blackface and Trudeau
What are the chances blackface will be a Halloween costume this year? A week ago I would not have asked that question. A week ago I believed changing your skin colour to impersonate another race is always wrong. How times have changed. It ...
MICHAEL KARANICOLAS: Canada’s fake news laws face a Charter challenge. That’s a good thing
Recently, the Canadian Constitution Foundation announced that it was launching a Charter challenge against new rules which criminalize the distribution of “fake news” during an election campaign. While most Canadians would probably agree ...
RITA DEMONTIS: Memories of a school tragedy
Fifty years ago, Oct. 14 fell on a Tuesday, the day after Thanksgiving. And on that day, a junior high school in the city’s west end would suffer a tragedy that continues to haunt many of its student body to this day. Oakdale Junior High on ...
JOHN IVISON: Trudeau's security scare a dark turn for an election filled with online threats
MISSISSAUGA – Suddenly the warning that “somebody’s going to get shot” doesn’t sound so preposterous. Michael Wernick, the former clerk of the Privy Council, cautioned last spring that the state of public political ...
LETTER: Racism on the rebound in Canada
Are others getting as unsettled as I am about how Quebec's so-called secularism law (Bill 21) — with all of its Islamophobic dimensions — is rapidly becoming the focus of the 2019 federal election, in the very same way the niqāb issue ...
BRUCE MacKINNON CARTOON: Oct. 12, 2019
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GWYNNE DYER: Betraying the Kurds again
Everybody betrays the Kurds. It’s an old Middle Eastern tradition. But given Donald Trump’s reputation for treachery, it’s astonishing how bad he is at it. This particular betrayal got underway on Sunday night. After a ...