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Political seeds planted by local activism
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COUNTERPOINT: Why I don't vote — and it's not because I'm too lazy or fussy
OP-ED: Are we prepared for what is coming?
JIM VIBERT: Nova Scotia's sneak attack on Crown attorneys
STEVE BARTLETT: To those on the fence about voting today
LETTER: Is it time for term limits on all politicians?
TOM URBANIAK: Jaime Battiste needs to reassure us
BILL KILFOIL: Soot, stench and spit — chain smokers in their glory days
During the 1960s, when I was in high school, I (along with all my buddies) smoked cigarettes. Fortunately, during this period, instead of causing cancer, cigarettes were deemed only to stunt your growth. “You better give up those ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
HEATHER SHAPTER: Girls in global South need Canadian aid more than ever
HEATHER SHAPTER Whatever the election result, Canada must continue to invest in the futures of the world’s most vulnerable girls The power of girls to change the world is once again taking centre stage. Greta Thunberg’s inspiring ...
LETTERS: Climate crisis grabs headlines
Successful protest after all? I am disappointed but not surprised by the recent Chronicle Herald editorials about the Extinction Rebellion protest on the Macdonald Bridge. A more responsible editorial would allocate some blame for inconvenience ...
LETTER: Late physicist would be happy Carbonear honours his spirit
A Sept. 25 letter to the editor published in The Compass (‘Questioning the purpose of a Carbonear walking trail’) criticizes the Town of Carbonear for creating the trail. Among the complaints is one in particular on naming the pathway The ...
PETER McKENNA: Why Trudeau will likely still be prime minister on Oct. 22
It’s hard to argue with a straight face that anything worthwhile came out of the Oct. 7 gong show of a leaders’ debate. But there was one kernel of truth that deserves to be unpacked. In the prescient words of Green Party Leader ...