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False Hawaii nuclear-attack alert came with a reminder

OTTAWA—The erroneous warning about an impending nuclear missile attack on Hawaii Jan. 13 came with the reminder that any nuclear early-warning system is at best a fool’s game. The idea of a civilian early-warning system…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Dairy farmers across the world are in crisis, in the United States, in Australia and New Zealand, and in Europe—almost everywhere except in Canada. But urban pundits, especially those who believe that the free market…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Last week, I sat on a Via Rail train heading to Toronto, reading a copy of the timely and well-considered book, The Vimy Trap: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Great…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
Khalid Mohamed came to Canada in 1989, the same year that The Hill Times began publishing. He had two advanced degrees: a master’s in electrical engineering from a university in Mumbai and another master’s in…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
OTTAWA—Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States has something in common with a virus. It has remained dormant, apparently harmless, for years and then awakened unexpectedly to cause pain and grief. While now…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
President-elect Donald Trump awaits the traditional high-noon inauguration date on January 20, a divisive master of scapegoating, while a Republican Congress, former fortress of obstruction, is about to lurch into dangerous uncertainty. The political stress level of…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
OTTAWA—Watching the Republican National Convention from Canada was like gazing at the ominous distant mountains of Mordor from a peaceful round doorway in Hobbiton. The brew of hate and fear woven into grim nationalist sentiments…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
OTTAWA—Sister Virginia walked up and down the aisles in the packed classroom. Swinging from the waist of her black woollen habit was a large metal crucifix. Sometimes it would clunk against a wooden desktop like…
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Here’s some background about the start of a second weekly print edition of The Hill Times. When the word got out that this would happen there was a fair amount of media attention, mostly positive.…
Opinion|By Jim Creskey
This column is not about Donald Trump. It about my father, who, like Trump, was also a New York salesman. Of course there were significant differences. My father was born in Staten Island, and died…

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