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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Time for Trudeau to emulate Chrétien and slay the deficit

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Ahead of the finance minister’s Nov. 21 economic update, he ought to take a lesson from Jean Chrétien’s fiscal restraint.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
When you win, you immediately have at least a few dozen new best friends; when you lose, you go home alone.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Simply imposing the tax won’t cut it. Offering incentives, innovations, and transparency just might.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As conservative governments take hold in other provinces, the election results in Quebec may be a harbinger of things to come elsewhere, and may prove to be a major challenge for the Trudeau Liberals in 2019.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Each year tens of thousands of adult Canadians leave to work in the U.S. and never come back. Plus, many Canadians know more about the U.S. Supreme Court than our own. That’s a problem.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
NAFTA talks will stay alive as long as everyone is in the room; not meeting is a sure sign talks are going nowhere.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
F.R. Scott, the man who schooled Pierre Trudeau on the Constitution, was frustrated by Section 33’s insertion in the Constitution. His words have come back to haunt us.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
We’re often told predecessors caused the problems facing those in power. But once halfway or more into a mandate, the government of the day owns everything it does.
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Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The challenge is wooing people to rural Canada in an era of urbanization and declining populations.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Only the most fervent political nerd or partisan will be on the edge of their seats on the night of Oct. 1.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The late UN secretary general failed on Rwanda and Srebrenica, though he made strides in other areas, like UN reform.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A public figure can use Autopen, a signing machine, to offer the aura of personal touch without actually providing it.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Elected officials and public servants need to look seriously at bicycles, not only as a means of transportation, but also as a major source of tourism revenue.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The provincial and federal governments ought to turn to Canada’s strengths in forestry and mining to help create much-needed jobs.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
A century after Ireland was divided, economic self-interest and modern values should speak louder than religion, ethnicity, marches, or long-ago battles.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
With one year to go, there is nothing planned for Canada’s part in the centenary of the first transatlantic flight.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The rest of the world knows what the word ‘Canada’ means. Let us celebrate it ourselves.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
When opinions diverge between the PMO/PCO and the bureaucracy, the department head soon ‘retires’ or becomes a ‘senior adviser’ in a small office. Speaking truth to power isn't valued.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
It’s understandable but unfortunate the PM felt compelled to pony up $4.5-billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The feds last week committed to $300-million in support, not following all of the special envoy’s advice, but Rae admits it’s a start.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Such recognition would also show our maturity as a country far more than celebrating a foreign-born head of state, or her telegenic grandchildren.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
There aren’t enough emergency personnel to respond to everyone at risk. The authorities need to focus on the big picture. The feds have a role, but individuals are expected to pull their weight too.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I laugh when I hear politicians promise to be bilingual in a few months. But I cringe when I hear of wasteful spending for competent public servants who don’t need the language skills.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The charter's anniversary last week reminds us of how it’s changed us.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As baby boomers age, train travel will become more of a necessity than a luxury, and Canadians should embrace the possibilities offered by the world of rail.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Even in this vast country with such a comparatively small population, in crisis we’re reminded we’re still one big village, with a hockey rink in the centre of town, and people seeking to comfort others in a time of need.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
I used to support Ontario’s constitutional right to separate schools, but recent events in Ottawa have made me reconsider.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The internet has given power to unfiltered voices of individuals acting as counterweights to collective modern liberal thinking.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
If Canadians want to be innovative, they have to realize development and trade are not mutually exclusive.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The Liberals’ drop in the polls is partly a sign of poor judgment and lack of experience of the PM’s advisers.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
The diaspora strategy appeals from an electoral standpoint, but it does not get much respect from Indians.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canada should protect itself from the threat that dangerous culture represents to us and our collective safety, before it is too late.

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