Editorial

Power and politics

It was reported this week that, if a provincial election were held today, the Liberal Party could be reduced to as few as nine seats in the Ontario legislature. Now,…


Looking beyond Canada 150

Around Canada Day — and especially this Canada Day, the 150th anniversary of Confederation — the glowing adjectives about our country come fast and furious: prosperous, free, compassionate, tolerant, open……


Khadr payout anger justified

Many Canadians were outraged this week to learn that the Government of Canada, according to reports, was on the verge of settling a lawsuit with Omar Khadr, a one-time child…


Valuing our history

It’s often said that Canadian history is boring. Well, don’t tell that to the estimated 30,000 people who converged on the village of Bath this past weekend to capture a…


Wind power stall

It has been apparent that Ontario’s green energy program has been going sideways for some time now. Few of the promises the governing Liberals invoked when embarking on this adventure…


Clinic should be here to stay

Anyone who has spent an hour or two — or seven — in the queue waiting to be seen at the emergency room understands the attraction of having the ability…


No profit from bad business

Often, there is a price to pay for standing up for principle. The federal Liberal government could be facing that prospect very shortly. A few years ago — before the…


In praise of the Napanee Fair

It’s a truism to say that communities change over time. People come and go, and landscapes are forever altered. However, there are also constants that make communities what they are…


Lessons from Charlottesville

It helps to learn from others’ mistakes. Right now, Canada should be looking long and hard at the violent events in Charlottesville, VA, to ensure that this is a path…


A problem with no obvious fix

For decades, Canada has, justifiably, earned a reputation for being a welcoming country — a destination for those fleeing war and persecution, or those looking to build a better life…


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