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Stories by Andrew Caddell

Anger in politics is neither appealing nor productive

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.
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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.
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.
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.

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