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Be wary of trade deals with China

Of all the coverage I’ve seen about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to China, and the return visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang, the Globe and Mail stands out for being openly skeptical of our signing a comprehensive trade deal with the economic giant.

Thank goodness somebody is. READ

Where's the fanfare for this runner?

Inuvik’s Brad Firth, also known “Caribou Legs”, is a hero, running across Canada to draw attention to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. He’s not a “crazy Indian running along the highway waving a gun,” as once reported to police. READ

Damage must stop to Eastern Slopes

There’s a “perfect storm” brewing along of our precious Eastern Slopes at the hands of off-highway vehicle drivers recklessly opening up deep wounds in the environmentally fragile landscapes READ

Ditch the meat, save the earth

Let’s put an end to all this nonsensical arguing about climate change. To quote a recent Facebook rant by Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I don’t give a damn if you believe in climate change. I couldn’t care less if you’re concerned about temperatures rising or melting glaciers. It doesn’t matter to me which of us is right about the science. READ

Ready for the inevitable

Of course, I have no insider’s access and I do not know what is said in cabinet meetings, but I suspect the Harper government already has a team of civil servants drafting a law to allow suffering and dying patients to request the help of a doctor to ease and aid their death. READ

Punishment fits crime

The case of self-admitted “arrogant pissant” Justin Bourque signals a new era for Canada’s criminal justice system, which now has the power to lock up killers and throw away the keys. READ

Profitable pot revolution

When actors Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper hit the road on their choppers in the counterculture film Easy Rider, they cruised onto the big screen at the heart of the rise of recreational drug use, with marijuana at its epicentre. READ

Canadian workers first

Almost 30 years at her job apparently wasn’t enough to prevent Sandy Nelson from being replaced by the Harper government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. READ

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