Opinion Column

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (REUTERS/KCNA/Files)

Pondering a few existential issues

This week, some riffing on a few recent news items, one of which involves an unsavoury ICBM stew that could boil over to a temperature no one wants to endure.

Lucius O'Brien's Reservoir Creek in Don Valley, watercolour on paper from 1898. SUBMITTED

MacLaren celebrates 2017

Throughout 2017, we are celebrating Canada's 150th in a variety of ways, recognizing the diverse narratives that comprise this period of our national history.

Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth

Time to speak up on wages

Progressive Conservative MPPs recently asked Ontarians to speak out against our government’s plan to create fairer workplaces and better jobs.

PAPER VIEW: Ad with that?

This week, some riffing on local advertising. For me, it’sa much more interesting zone since leaving it as a full-time gig six years ago.


Single approach: ROOT ISSUES

When I first became politically aware, I noticed many pressing social problems: income inequality, housing shortages, urban sprawl, resource depletion, toxins in our air and water, and looming over it all, climate change due to burning fossil fuels.

Eye-opener: PAPER VIEW

One of the more interesting gigs I’ve ever played was last Friday night at the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life at Mapleview Community Church in Barrie.

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