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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Graham Fraser’s new work reminds us of Canada’s crisis in the 1960s

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The 1960s saw Quebec’s Révolution tranquille, the rise of separatism, and the terror campaign of the FLQ. Confederation, it seemed, was hanging in the balance.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Some anti-vaxxers complain there has been no logic in the decisions of governments. It is not logic that is in short supply, but knowledge and perspective.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Aside from the Lambert Commission in 1979, there has been no recent study on the public service. It is as if the cars, machines, or computers of today were the same models as six decades ago, with a few tweaks.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Cabinet ministers and senior public servants would do well to study the interactions between The Beatles, and how the thread of an idea can become reality.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Quebec Liberals’ winning formula in the past was to be federalist and nationalist, be good stewards of the economy, keep a window open to the world, encourage basic rights, and welcome immigrants.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The committee’s report is bound to recommend the need for better coaching, outreach to new Canadians, and a move to eliminate racism, but there has to be a certain joy in getting out on the pond or the outdoor rink.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
With the Air Canada CEO walking into the language lion’s den, Legault had a perfect fall guy for a tougher Bill 96.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Henry Kissinger once defined university politics in a way that easily applies to small towns, by saying the smaller the stakes, the more vicious the conflict. And certainly, the election was no cakewalk.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Gone is the pragmatism of the past, the calm hand on the tiller. Replaced by chaos and ill-thought-out policies.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Michael Yellowlees is a hearty, bearded, 32-year-old Scot who is walking across Canada, raising money and awareness to bring back the Caledonian Forest that once covered Scotland.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There will always be a place for the pungent, wicked, hilarious, or empathetic portrayals of public life offered by these artist-journalists of the editorial page.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Legault recently referred to ‘the next referendum.’ What next referendum? In 2018, the premier promised 10 years of peace, but he didn’t mention a referendum after that.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Within the coming weeks, there will be dozens of new MPs who arrive in Ottawa without a clear understanding of what an MP does.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If O’Toole does win on Sept. 20, he will wake up with a mounting pile of IOUs to people like François Legault, who will be telling him to ‘pay up.’
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The human condition renders every one of us ordinary, but with the capacity to be exceptional. It is something our politicians might remember as they seek our votes on Sept. 20: a little humility can go a long way.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If I were advising him, I would tell the prime minister he owes his fellow citizens a mea culpa.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The only party refusing to pander to Quebec is the Green Party, whose leader, Annamie Paul, has a clear-eyed understanding of the threat Bill 96 poses.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The West’s own debacle of Afghanistan is now ending, with much the same result as the British and the Russians. The tragedy is that each invader thinks it will do better.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The only reason the election will be called is Liberal Party brainiacs believe they will get the majority they have been lusting for since Oct. 21, 2019.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A recent CSIS report says the agency has ‘observed persistent and sophisticated state-sponsored threat activity targeting elections for many years now and continues to see a rise in its frequency and sophistication.’
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada should work night and day to assist Cuba in making the transition from autocracy to democracy. If the prime minister acts as an impediment to this process, he has lost the moral right to govern.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Today, we face a new authoritarianism, as we are repeatedly told not to 'trigger' reactions in others through words or actions. But this self-censorship connotes an underlying anti-intellectualism.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The greater Canadian public has at last been awakened to the tragedy of First Nations in Canada. Politicians of all stripes and in all jurisdictions have a window of opportunity to act.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There is clearly no longer a national will for Canada, so I think we might as well shut it down. This state of disrepair is not temporary: it is bound to get worse.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The anglophone community in Quebec is furious with its MPs. Given a million angry English speakers are concentrated in two-dozen Quebec ridings, if I were a Liberal, I would be very, very worried.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Section 33 threatens the even application of the law, it undermines individual rights and freedom of expression, and it handcuffs the judiciary.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The recent White Paper on Official Languages says there were a little more than a million mother tongue francophones outside Quebec. According to Statistics Canada projections, it could be three per cent by 2036.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The growth in the use of French by non-French mother tongue citizens, should be celebrated, not ignored.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While the Canadiens’ ownership recently employed coaches and general managers who speak French, fewer and fewer players have been francophone or Quebec-born.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The experts at Finance must be tearing their hair out, even if they know this budget is designed to get the Trudeau Liberals re-elected. So much for the 'wisdom' of minority governments.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
For all the money spent, the effort made, the pitiful result, and the anguish of nearly losing my job, it was an unforgettable experience.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While many Canadians admire the achievements of our American cousins, we should never want to emulate their dysfunctional society.
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