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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Trudeau should follow his father’s lead and let others challenge Bill 21

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.
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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.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As the globe becomes smaller through trade and communications, its richest and most powerful nation seeks to collaborate less.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As SNC-Lavalin, Boeing, and other companies make negative headlines, let’s remember Bombardier’s success.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The public service has continued to function despite the ongoing payroll system debacle, but people, and the government’s foundation, will crack under the strain.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada lacks vision when dealing with its entrepreneurs and I find it exasperating how Canadians fail to support home-grown talent and initiative, and the returns they bring.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A recent poll indicated 29 per cent of Canadians question the science of vaccines, even though nine out of 10 agree vaccines are effective.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada ought not to build up the wartime doctor as a hero just to please the Chinese.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada should seek other opportunities in Asia, and hold on to the foundations of our own political culture.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
We should support leaders who find ways to unite us, not divide us, as we approach the next federal election.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canadian diplomats are involved in multilateral organizations to work for our interests.

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