Opinion Column

Alex Nuttall

Fair and equitable: NUTTALL

On the eve of his election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau boldly stated that, “if Canadians are to trust their government, their government needs to trust Canadians.”

Leaving it real: PAPER VIEW

If Tom Petty was a dog, he’d be the mangy mutt that hung around, chased and caught his occasional moment in the sun — a squirrel here and there — held the fort, got along with his lot in life, then, sadly, up and died too soon.

Alex Nuttall

Bringing energy to shadow role: NUTTALL

In the last parliamentary session, I had the honour of serving as the critic for Federal Development in Southern Ontario, the new Sharing Economy, and as deputy critic for Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.

A vintage handbill advertises recruits wanted for a lancer regiment headed by Arthur Rankin to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

Man of action, questionable results

Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.

Volunteer Barb Connor sorts through copies of Rolling Stone magazines dating from 1969 to 1982. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Rolling Stone: PAPER VIEW

If rock ’n’ roll was the boomer generation’s national anthem, its constitution was found between the covers of Rolling Stone.

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Local crops affected: ROOT ISSUES

Lately, weather-watchers have avidly focused on the series of major hurricanes sweeping across the Caribbean and towards North America, but there have been some other effects from this year’s unusual weather besides catastrophic storms.

The House of Commons. Chris Wattie/REUTERS

Have your voice heard: ROOT ISSUES

A key deadline for public participation has been pushed back to this Friday, meaning you, as a citizen or concerned organization, can still provide feedback and comment to the federal government.

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Signs of being a geezer

Sadly I am convinced that somehow over the past seven decades I have become a geezer. I'm not positive but I do show some signs that suggest I might qualify for geezerdom.

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