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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Tibet 70 years later is a reminder of China’s true face

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As it moves aggressively into the South China Sea, prepares to quash democracy in Hong Kong, and cow Taiwan into irrelevance, the continuing occupation of Tibet is a reminder of the hollowness of China’s claims.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been loath to criticize Beijing for its long list of offences because he knows the key to getting a Security Council seat next month depends on Chinese influence.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Given the turbulence in the world over the last four decades, of war, genocide, recession, and now, COVID-19, only the smallest of minds think Quebec and Canada would have been better off with a 'Oui' in 1980.     
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It is the editorial cartoonist who has the capacity to survey the news, inject an opinion, find humour or pathos in current events, and define a moment in history in a single frame.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
This measure gives more oxygen to the far right, who accuse this government of an authoritarian streak. And, more than likely, it will exacerbate urban-rural cleavages, as hunters wonder if their guns are next.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Any inquiry should recommend better training, better profiling, and modern emergency systems technology everywhere in this country.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The past six weeks proved how much we had in common as Canadians. We should take that lesson into the future and act boldly, as those who came before us did after the Second World War.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The first step post-pandemic has to be a meeting of the G-7, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank to examine the financial consequences of COVID-19.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A poisonous cocktail of money and internal and global politics has left the WHO damaged by aligning with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s mendaciousness of the perils and spread of COVID-19.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Marie Curie once said, ‘Nothing in life is to be feared: it is only to be understood.’ In order to protect the most vulnerable, the public needs to know who will get sick.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
What was their secret? I think it was their optimism, their sense of humour, and their willingness to sacrifice—attributes some of us today seem to lack.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
In this time of fear and isolation, it is nice to hear of someone who beats the odds.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As the bad news of downed Flight 752, COVID-19, and India’s protests piled on, the tale of David Ayres' magical night was a warm hearth in a cold month.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There is no question there is now, and has been, disparity and adversity in our society: but it is a test of our character as to how we respond.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
In the present day, there are modifications possible within the ‘colonial’ framework. But you don't burn down the village to save it. And binary descriptions don’t help the cause of reconciliation.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The province is in debt, its population is aging, and the once-strong fishery is a shadow of itself. The picturesque Newfoundland and Labrador of those television ads is in trouble.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
From lessons Peter MacKay should have long learned, to Erin O’Toole’s confusing partisan swing, there’s a lot to look at.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There is still the chance the virus could mutate into something more dangerous, but right now, all that is speculation and sensationalism: the coronavirus is not Ebola.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
We have to ensure foreign policy is focused on finding common ground and interests to keep diplomacy alive. That requires experienced diplomats, strong alliances, and memberships in many organizations.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If there is a reckoning for this increasing cycle of disparity, it will not be pretty. Instead of awaiting economic catastrophe or class war, governments in the West should collaborate.
In a world of increasing complexity, effective reporting is needed more than ever. The downing of the Ukrainian Airlines jet in Iran last week is a case in point.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
At the start of the millennium, I believed the next decades would herald the beginnings of greater global co-operation, a truly united Europe, and more post-national countries. Instead, we have seen an emerging backlash.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The recent commemorations are a reminder that in this still-dangerous world, there are Canadian soldiers, development workers, and diplomats working for us abroad for whom the season may be anything but peaceful.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The North used to be seen as a government priority, especially for its economic potential in natural resources and its critical role in territorial sovereignty, but it wasn't even an afterthought this election.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Much like the 'dot-com' bubble that burst in 2000, when analysts ignored the cash flow of the early internet businesses, companies like Uber, Airbnb, and even Amazon are vulnerable. And we in Canada will not be immune.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Spare a moment for the average 13-year-old Canadian. Are they a child or a youth, and thus under the aegis of Bardish Chagger, or that of Ahmed Hussen?
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.

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