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LETTER: Is it time for term limits on all politicians?
TOM URBANIAK: Jaime Battiste needs to reassure us
LETTER: Learning from history — we need a new NAFO
LETTER: Politics the biggest roadblock for a Newfoundland to Labrador fixed link
LETTER: I see a Liberal win as a terrible mistake
LETTER: Greens have solid climate plan
LETTER: Saint Greta and the Church of the Climate Apocalypse
Greta Thunberg was recently “pre-beatified” by the Church of Sweden, further proof — not that any is needed — that the obsession with C02 is indeed a cult. Her mother says that she can see it. It brings to mind the ...
DAN LEGER: Partisan war rooms are swinging election, sickening electorate
It’s no secret that campaign war rooms, a.k.a. quick response teams or opposition research bureaus, have played key roles in elections for decades. This time, they might be deciding it. The disreputable behaviour of leaders, candidates and ...
LETTER: Voters should take Trudeau to task for lack of health portability
Justin Trudeau accuses Andrew Scheer of not mentioning his U.S. citizenship. However, apparently he never voted there, and allowed his passport to expire. Ironically, Trudeau and his entire family likely have and use fully portable Ontario health ...
BILL BLACK: Four parties' climate change platforms blowing smoke; nuclear power offers way forward
Comparing the climate change policies of the federal parties is a depressing experience. Let’s start with the Liberals, looking first at their performance to date. Once elected, they adopted the same goals for reducing carbon emissions as ...
BOB FOUND: Want to curb climate change? Then get off the internet
BOB FOUND If you own and use a smartphone, tablet or computer and are connected to the internet (and who isn’t?), you are responsible for much of the energy use and pollution that the web creates. Missing from the conversation on climate ...
SHERI SOMERVILLE: Health burden on Atlantic Canada will soon be unbearable
SHERI SOMERVILLE Normally, an organization like the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce concerns itself with issues related to the economy and taxation, advocating for an environment that encourages investment in the local businesses that create jobs and ...
LETTER: Disgusted by use of ‘Juicy tidbits’ in Jagmeet Singh profile
I’m writing today with regards to the federal election piece on Jagmeet Singh that was carried in your weekend edition Oct. 5. I want to register my disgust at the subheading “Juicy tidbits.” What follows this subheading is a ...
LETTER: Climate change yes, extremism no
Sled dogs racing through melted glacier water, an emaciated polar bear and “hockey stick” graphs as evidence of global warming were all proven false. Nature magazine issued a retraction for publishing incorrect warming temperature ...
LETTER: Lewisporte plastics plant will provide growth with minimal environmental impact
This letter is in response to the questions raised by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice regarding the Synergy World Power (SWP) liquid fuels and power plant facility proposed for Lewisporte. We appreciate the questions and concerns expressed ...
GUEST COLUMN: Distracted driving puts all Canadians at risk
By Robyn Robertson Constant stimulation and short attention spans have become the norm, with phone alerts providing the soundtrack in our hectic lives. Distracted driving is, hands-down, one of the most serious issues in road safety – ...