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Stories by Andrew Caddell

If Brexit forces a hard Irish border, the answer may be unity

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A century after Ireland was divided, economic self-interest and modern values should speak louder than religion, ethnicity, marches, or long-ago battles.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
With one year to go, there is nothing planned for Canada’s part in the centenary of the first transatlantic flight.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The rest of the world knows what the word ‘Canada’ means. Let us celebrate it ourselves.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
When opinions diverge between the PMO/PCO and the bureaucracy, the department head soon ‘retires’ or becomes a ‘senior adviser’ in a small office. Speaking truth to power isn't valued.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It’s understandable but unfortunate the PM felt compelled to pony up $4.5-billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The feds last week committed to $300-million in support, not following all of the special envoy’s advice, but Rae admits it’s a start.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Such recognition would also show our maturity as a country far more than celebrating a foreign-born head of state, or her telegenic grandchildren.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There aren’t enough emergency personnel to respond to everyone at risk. The authorities need to focus on the big picture. The feds have a role, but individuals are expected to pull their weight too.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I laugh when I hear politicians promise to be bilingual in a few months. But I cringe when I hear of wasteful spending for competent public servants who don’t need the language skills.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The charter's anniversary last week reminds us of how it’s changed us.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As baby boomers age, train travel will become more of a necessity than a luxury, and Canadians should embrace the possibilities offered by the world of rail.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Even in this vast country with such a comparatively small population, in crisis we’re reminded we’re still one big village, with a hockey rink in the centre of town, and people seeking to comfort others in a time of need.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I used to support Ontario’s constitutional right to separate schools, but recent events in Ottawa have made me reconsider.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The internet has given power to unfiltered voices of individuals acting as counterweights to collective modern liberal thinking.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If Canadians want to be innovative, they have to realize development and trade are not mutually exclusive.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Liberals’ drop in the polls is partly a sign of poor judgment and lack of experience of the PM’s advisers.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The diaspora strategy appeals from an electoral standpoint, but it does not get much respect from Indians.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada should protect itself from the threat that dangerous culture represents to us and our collective safety, before it is too late.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Ex-CIDA folks have the advantage when it comes to promotion because they typically have more experience than their trade or foreign policy counterparts in managing staff and large budgets.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It put me through the ringer when I ran as a federal candidate in 2011. The Public Service Employment Act ought to be updated to be fairer.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Those who are quick to condemn Sir John A. Macdonald's role in building Canada fail to recognize we would more than likely not have a country without him.
When we say 'The world needs more Canada,' we should be proud to entertain others, encourage our artists, and tell our stories at home and abroad.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
When governments plan to fix something, they need to make sure they don't break anything, or anyone, in their efforts to be more efficient. If they don’t follow that rule, the project may end up as a verb.
In these dystopian times, a new generation needs to be inspired by Canada’s diplomatic triumphs of the past.
What would Douglas Fullerton, the Rideau Canal Skateway instigator, think of today’s rink waiting game?
Politicians must know cosmetics over ideology, wrote Neil Postman three decades ago. Those words ring true today.
As the country with the longest coastline, we have a vested interest in security on the seas.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
PM Trudeau may believe ‘A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian,’ but he still has work to do convincing many of his fellow citizens.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Compared to their predecessors, Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh, and Andrew Scheer are a breath of fresh air in terms of voter appeal. But are they good administrators?
As the world becomes more dangerous, if Canada wants to be taken seriously, it must make sacrifices.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canadians have learned to tread carefully when it comes to the tug of war between levels of government. The Spanish experience should be a cautionary tale for those who would advise brinksmanship over diplomacy.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The poor development of a product, policy, or appointment is often simply because someone did not say ‘no’ to the person in charge. The finance minister’s recent stumblings seem to be a case in point.

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