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Stories by Andrew Caddell

When the art of the possible is an impossible dream, demagoguery takes hold

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.
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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.
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.

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