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Bernier’s wrong: UN not a front for ‘world government’

Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Canadian diplomats are involved in multilateral organizations to work for our interests.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Unless Trudeau’s team turns centrist, Blue Liberals will sit on their hands and wallets as this year’s election approaches.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
Every December, I trek to Montreal to meet up with members of my 1970 Dawson College Blues football team to share a meal and memories.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
For a political nerd like me, the impending decade-long closure of Centre Block brings back a lot of memories.
Ignoring the brokerage formula is a risk, even in our atomized, Trumpian, internet-dominated political landscape.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
These latest cuts show Franco-Ontarians’ decades-long battle for rights continues.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
We hurt ourselves when we repeat the same old sexist shibboleths about not finding qualified women, fail to recognize pay equity, or suggest women in public life should be docile.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
They need to close the book on the Churchill Falls saga, then sit down and carve out a new hydro deal that is in both their interests.
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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.
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.

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