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Stories by Jim Creskey

A saint for dark times

Opinion|By Jim Creskey
The troubled U.S. still has some inspiring core values along with its saints and heroes who live and die for them. Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, is one of them.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
In Canada, 19 per cent of children are living in poverty and that number rises to nearly 50 per cent in single-parent families.
News|By Jim Creskey
Advice for a prime minister on how to save the world while winning public support.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
The Trudeau government does not need realignment at the ballot box. It needs to take its 2015 promises and start delivering results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Their fear of not receiving a fair and compassionate hearing is getting them to think that El Norte now means Canada. But Canada needs a refugee determination system that works.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
But gestures, even apologies from a pontiff who has repeatedly demonstrated his genuine compassion for the brutal treatment of Indigenous people in other countries, will always have a material side if they are real. That part has to do with making good on promises to assist Indigenous communities and to help rebuild crumbling or non-existent infrastructure.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Despite racism and intolerance, Canada can become what David Pfrimmer describes as a meeting place where there is 'greater freedom to be more provocative and prophetic in its justice seeking, peace building and ecological initiatives.'
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Any nuclear early warning system is at best a fool’s game.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Milk marketing boards help to create little islands of middle-class prosperity in the countryside that spin off into other areas of stability.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
What makes a good war memorial? Is it simply an admonition to go to war 'Never Again,' or can we the pay the peace message forward in some way that will actually stop us from slaughtering yet another generation?
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Scrupulously honest and intellectually explosive, he was a friend to many of us at The Hill Times for a quarter of a century.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
With the divergence of Trump and Trudeau's refugee policies, the fallout from this 2002 deal is now far worse than its architects could ever have imagined.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Canada’s leaders must know that the resentments that led to the Trump victory are also present here. How we deal with them will be a test for the Trudeau government, a test we can’t afford to fail.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
It felt like ‘Mount Doom, here we come,’ after last week’s Republican convention. But then there was a ray of sunlight.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
I know that some people find it possible to visit Hiroshima and still tolerate the continued production of weapons of mass destruction. I don’t understand how they can do this.
Covering Canada’s federal government like it was our hometown is where we have staked our claim. Now we’re doing more of it.
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Where my dad and The Donald collide.

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