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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Let’s be honest, Prince Philip was no saint

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The death of any public figure is a time for reflection, and I feel sympathy for the Queen at the loss of her husband. But in this outpouring of grief, we have come across as a colony rather than an independent country.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If authorities fail to be consistent in managing the pandemic, the numbers of the disaffected are bound to increase.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There is an old saying: if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
In the worst-case scenarios, the presence of a political appointee leaves scars: relations with the host country decline, staff leave, and trade progress is lost.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
History is ‘significant events' including 'those that resulted in great change over long periods of time for large numbers of people'—and the recent ratings-grabbing interview doesn't meet the threshold.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I pride myself in puncturing frauds, and I may now be on a do-not-call list for scammers, but I let my guard down recently.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The objective of nationalists is to sabotage Justin Trudeau, who needs Quebec votes at the next election, by attacking his father’s legacy. It’s ugly politics and worse journalism—but not surprising, considering the sour
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
For many Anglo Quebecers, this document will be seen as a betrayal of the federal government’s historic commitment to protect their services and institutions.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If Mamadi Fara Camara receives a gargantuan civil settlement to compensate for his treatment and false arrest, perhaps the police and even Premier Legault will begin to recognize systemic racism has a real, harsh price.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Only days after encouraging Canadians to support mental health on Let’s Talk Day, Bell inflicted enormous emotional trauma into the lives of hundreds of Canadian families.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I’m sure there are medical professionals in PHAC today not finding any joy in saying 'We told you so.' It seems all the bad habits at Health Canada infected the agency, and the chaotic pandemic response was the result.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It is time Canadians turned the page and were truly independent with a citizen of this country at its head.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
In the past 20 years, consultants have either advised or taken over senior positions in government, with calamitous results.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Bye bye provides a better assessment of the state of politics in Quebec and Canada than a whack of political panels. 
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
They were never just numbers or names; they were flesh and blood, with their own personalities, their own stories, their own achievements, their own friends and families.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While not as radical as the anti-vaxxers, those who are hesitant once presented a danger only to their children; now, in COVID times, they are a threat to all of us.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If Quebec applied Bill 101 to federal entities it would exclude Quebec anglophones from services and opportunities and would be a slippery slope to a national unity crisis.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As I take my leave from a city that has been home off and on for almost 50 years, I look back with affection and ambivalence, rather than love or hate.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I am not a threat to the French language, nor are my fellow Anglo citizens. And to make us feel unwelcome in the guise of promoting the French language is the worst kind of discrimination.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
And Quebec is not alone in this, as events in Thunder Bay, Ont., Winnipeg, Saskatoon, rural Nova Scotia and elsewhere have shown. Racism against First Nations peoples spans the country.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Bumper sticker slogans may be clever, but as the last four years have proven, they are no substitute for genuine policy.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While I often despair of the United States for its isolationism, obsession with money, and its reality TV culture, there are so many good and decent people there.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Given the turmoil of the past two decades, we are better off in a united Canada. But like much of history, it is the myths that endure, not the facts. 
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Like everyone else, learning how to navigate and lead the university’s journalism program was ‘not part of [the] game plan’ for new director Allan Thompson.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
For any real change to occur, there have to be reasonable amendments that protect speculative discussions and open policy making, but do not permit cover-ups of embarrassing information.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Looking back, as someone who was there and both reported and participated in Quebec politics for decades, it annoys me when journalists who were not there get it wrong about the period.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It is hard to believe the lived experience of Canadians only 25 years ago has been wiped out like the erasing of a collective memory bank.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Applying the constraints of Bill 101 to federal employees won’t change the status quo, and could prevent English-speaking Quebecers from working or being served in their mother tongue, a right they hold as Canadians. 
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The adverse attention on prominent women like Payette will do nothing to encourage future female leaders to venture into public life. If so, we will all be the poorer for it.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While the internet 'gives a voice to the voiceless,' we might all be better off if they stayed mute.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I fear for the future of public discourse if the political agenda is set by the ignorant and the vandals, not the knowledgeable and the civilized. We can’t let democracy become another casualty of the internet. 
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The absence of a Grey Cup game for the first time in a century should be worn by the government, and fans could be resentful if teams fold.

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