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Stories by Angelo Persichilli

Fight terrorism, don’t exploit immigrants

Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The prime minister shouldn't point to refugees and immigrants who came to Canada to answer questions about ISIS.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Religions, when left in the hands of fanatics, are divisive and dangerous. Instead, we must work together and vigorously debate issues that will unite us.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
I have nothing against tipping if it is considered a monetary evaluation of the service received, left completely at the customer’s discretion. Unfortunately, the tip is becoming the substitution, not the supplement, to the server's salary.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
If Postmedia and Torstar don’t change their approaches and adapt to the new media reality out there, this will be one of the last few acts of these once almighty print media powerhouses.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Torstar and Postmedia are trying to consolidate their presence in certain geographic areas and giving up others. Torstar will become the main media outlet in the GTA and Niagara Peninsula area, while Postmedia will be in Ottawa and central Ontario.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Machismo, sexual abuse, and discrimination against women is unfortunately everywhere in our society, but there is only one hope to fight against it: keep politics out of it.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Mastering communications is one thing, but mastering governance is more important.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
For all the talk of tax evasion and tax avoidance, we will be told by the powers that be that there is nothing illegal going on and that everybody has respected the law. But this is the point: the problem is the law, and someone must change it, writes Angelo Persichilli.
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Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Making promises and signing agreements is just politics, implementing them is the real challenge, especially because it implies spending more money.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Most of these artists, who have lost sight of what reality and fiction is, were aware of what was going on, in some cases even to their own fiancées and girlfriends, but decided to deal with the accused directly without alerting the police. In the meantime, other women were abused.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Joshua Boyle wants to know what went wrong during his purported humanitarian mission in Afghanistan that he considered to be so safe he brought along his very pregnant wife, despite admittedly diving deep into 'enemy' territory.But Angelo Persichilli writes that he wants to know why Mr. Boyle felt safe in the country and who was supposed to protect him there?
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The constantly changing positions of politicians and their parties on free trade, on both sides of the border, are typical of discussions around the eternal political hot potato.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
But is this new immigration law better than the old one? For the honest and legitimate, new immigrant, it is good. For those dishonest and ready to exploit Canadian generosity, it is better, much better.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The powerful Calabrian criminal organization known as ‘Ndrangheta, which is considered one of the richest and most powerful organized crime groups in the world, has strong connections in Canada.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Antonio Nicaso, one of the world's leading experts on organized crime, says 'the fight against organized crime has never been a priority in Canada.'
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
In Canada, the most powerful tool to camouflage failure is not the manipulation of the words but the manipulation of the structures.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The Foreign Affairs minister has a list of problems but no solutions.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
We need to develop a strategy to counter the activity of the terrorists and deliver a message to the same people they prey on to make them believe that martyrdom isn’t the only answer to their problems.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The world has changed, but politics and the media have not.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The new Conservative leader will have to be concerned about form and communications with Canadians, and also capable to prepare and sell a credible program.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
There is some increasing resentment against the Vatican and Pope Francis, who’s considered close to Maduro, or at least not sympathetic to the cause of the Venezuelan people in this difficult moment.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
There are no Bernsteins or Woodwards among today's journalists capable of taking down a U.S. presidency.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
But when the Defence minister does it, the implications are more serious.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Replacing Jean ChrĂ©tien with Paul Martin didn’t work. Conversely, former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama managed to win second terms by revamping the team and/or the strategies.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Diplomacy didn’t work for the last 60 years. The Korean problem was already there on Jan.19, 2017, when Donald Trump was just a really rich real estate agent.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Aside from the institutional and hypocritical indignation we express on Facebook, I hope that the video helps to solve the problem. But I am not optimistic.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
We had very low voter turnouts, expected lower support for the government, and, by inertia, some increased support for the opposition. Everything according to script.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Protecting the environment requires more than political rhetoric, as well as cheaply written and pompously promoted accords.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
Most of the expenses associated with Trudeau's trip to the Aga Khan's island are 'institutional,' meaning not controlled by the PMO.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
For too long, media and politicians, in spite of their apparent public dislike, have operated in cahoots, dishing out half-truths, encouraging distrust, and inoculating into the public opinion a vaccine that has immunized people from lies.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The support should be transparent, avoiding any kind of discrimination against the opponent. And if the latter wins, they shouldn’t be penalized.
Opinion|By Angelo Persichilli
The 'evil' president says he loves Canada, our prime minister, our immigration system, our initiatives to promote women in business, and he won’t kill trade between the two countries.

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