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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Racism is rearing its ugly head, and we have to call it out

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Everyone needs to fight back, by calling out racism and supporting racialized candidates for jobs, political office, and opportunities, or we’ll undermine the foundations of the Canada we're striving to build.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I am not sure if Premier Legault knows how bad a week he had, but if he and his ministers keep this up, eventually they will be a laughingstock in the international media.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
An estimated 68,000 Canadians died on the battlefields of the First World War and are among those who will be commemorated this Remembrance Day.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Whatever the outcome of this Parliament, those in power should be reminded the national interest, not their political survival, should be their priority.
There was plenty of failure to go around, as 42 days ago, there were certain presumptions. This was by far the most confusing and disillusioning election of them all.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
In spite of the media focus on the leaders’ campaigns, we do not have a presidential system in this country. We elect a cabinet, not a king.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There is much to be done to show respect for francophones outside Quebec, in the same way the Quebec government should respect its anglophone citizens and visitors.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As Canada contributes 1.5 per cent of global greenhouse gases, our efforts alone can't tip the global needle. But we can become innovators and exporters of ideas, goods, and services to make a difference.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If there is one lesson I learned from this reunion, it is to say to students today: don’t give up.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
One hopes this Trudeau will do on Quebec's Bill 21 as his father did on Bill 101: listen to wise counsel and wait as this issue plays itself out.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Having a big-name ally in China should open doors for Canada. We can presume Dominic Barton has the intelligence and the wisdom to ensure Canada’s interests are well served.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Kamouraska, Que. will soon be commemorating the 1759 burning of thousands of homes and barns by British General James Wolfe. But should it?
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Liberal and Conservative 2019 campaign slogans are out. There is some underlying mean-spiritedness in both. So let’s parse them a bit.
Like so many issues in modern Canada, what is important in rural communities takes a back seat to the big cities’ priorities.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
‘For quite a while I have been receiving a lot of encouragement from people. The decision to run is the right one; I have something to offer and I want to continue to serve,’ says the former NDP MP.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
To fight economic decline and grow its population, Newfoundland and Labrador has to open its doors wide, welcome those from abroad, and offer them opportunity.
Though former cop Oswald Fudge says he thinks the Gander story would have played out the same anywhere in Canada, I have my doubts. A special kind of people rise to the occasion and offer love in the crucible of horror.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Despite its many virtues, with an aging population, a growing deficit, and limited immigration, it would be hard for anyone to govern Newfoundland and Labrador.
In this age of extreme views in social media and cynicism in the body politic, the idea of honourable compromise seems to have died.
Walking could transform rural tourism and generate jobs and investment in regions once thought of as backwaters, but it requires real effort and vision by local business leaders and elected officials.
With some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery in the world, Canada has not been left behind when it comes to notable walking trails.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Parting is such sweet sorrow—but it would be even sweeter if I could get paid properly before you go.
As the city reaches one million citizens, its planning committee has outdone itself and approved something for the Château Laurier that can only be generously described as a mix between an air filter and a radiator.
No parent should have to bury a child, but it’s not an uncommon tragedy. The subject of death is not one that should be avoided, or hidden in the shadows.
Feature|By Andrew Caddell
There is no commemorative coin for the Italian campaign, no CBC specials, no documentaries. Aside from a Facebook page and some blogs, the Italian campaign is a forgotten chapter in our history.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Our government gives lip service to support for the military, but falls behind in providing what’s necessary for them to do their jobs, believing there is no political support for a robust Armed Forces.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Politicians ought to be on their best behaviour on election night: voters will remember an angry speech longer than they will a few boring platitudes. It’s a lesson N.L.’s Ches Crosbie now knows the hard way.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Instead of shouting or playing dead, it's time for Ottawa to communicate clearly and effectively to the province’s new political masters. Because we need Alberta.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
‘Vetting’ political appointments against partisan donations actually protects the process from accusations of patronage.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Dikes, berms, and floodways are sometimes a more sophisticated response than 'leave your homes forever.'
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Were I advising him, I would suggest he keep a low profile for now, mend fences, and delegate effectively.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
My fear is the bill will encourage the worst elements of Quebec society to attack Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish citizens.

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