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Stories by Sheila Copps

Arbour won’t pull any punches

Opinion|By Sheila Copps
There is a very real possibility that these military messes could do major political damage.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
So, we are languishing on the vaccination rollout and medical doctors who are working in intensive care units filled with COVID carriers are not even allowed to get the second vaccine.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
As medical specialists ratchet up the message of concern around the virulent spread of the COVID variants, the public is simply not listening.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It would be dangerous for Liberals to skew their campaign to millennial voters. That cohort was a winner in 2015, delivering a solid majority to the Liberals. But it is not likely to be as effective this time around.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
According to the study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, 69 per cent of Canada’s COVID-related deaths occurred in long-term care. That represents one of the highest mortality rates in the world.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
All budget positioning will be the precursor to a likely election and who blinks first may well end up the loser.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
And it appears as though Erin O’Toole is about to make the same mistake as his predecessor, Andrew Scheer.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
And if Canada decided to go in the route of monarchical abolition, we would face the same question. If not the monarchy, how would we structure a republic?
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Opinion|By Sheila Copps
If the prime minister’s team thought an early election could move the Liberals into majority territory, the uncertainty in Newfoundland may give them pause.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Public-sector employers are under more pressure from voters to even the odds for women and minorities; not so for the private sector. Their veil of secrecy needs to be lifted.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Quebecers will band together to promote French and governments need to have their back. But not at the expense of francophones in the rest of Canada.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Whatever happens in the RCMP action, Senator Mike Duffy considers this public pursuit of justice the cornerstone of his time in Parliament. He's set to retire from the Senate on May 27, 2021.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Voters are always happier in the spring and the economic fallout won’t yet be felt.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The Governor General’s appointment, while generally time-limited, is always 'at pleasure,' which means the office-holder can be let go at any time.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Last week’s world conference was an opportunity to refocus global attention on the long-term challenges we face if the planet fails to curb coastal erosion and land degradation.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The American claim to 'exceptionalism' and its history of support for democracy around the world has been delivered a severe blow.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Without Alfonso Gagliano in Quebec and Ron Irwin in Ontario, Jean Chrétien’s almost unprecedented majority three-peat would never have happened.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
By procuring almost one-quarter million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the government will be able to start distribution immediately so that frontline workers and the vulnerable elderly will get protection.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The anti-gay and anti-choice views that formed the basis of his campaign for the Conservative leadership were bad enough.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
When leaders act in a polarizing manner, they will breed polarization in the general population. 
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Putting Canadian jobs first would also ensure that when it comes to vaccines, we are not at the back of the line.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
I've travelled south and am currently coviding in 30-degree temperatures on the sunny beaches of Mexico. To be clear, we left home two weeks before the government issued an anti-travel advisory to all seniors last week.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The silence hovering over the Republican Party after Donald Trump's loss may be working in Washington, but in the rest of the world, it's exposing the country’s claim to democracy as a sorry charade.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Donald Trump's failings and disgraces as president haven't shaken his core supporters, but they likely lost him his second term.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Hopefully, Quebecers will not fall for this blatant attempt to rewrite history.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Two confidence votes, two near misses in two weeks prepares voters for the fact that an election will come sooner rather than later.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Even if Donald Trump is defeated on Nov. 3, and that is by no means a certainty, the differences that mark our two countries will only continue to grow.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
If elected on Nov. 3, Kamala Harris is literally a step away from the president’s job. Her boss is already 77 years old and has mused about serving one term. Maybe that is why she is always smiling.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The COVID-19 story could spawn sympathy for the president. More likely, it will simply reinforce Donald Trump’s disastrous response to a world pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 of his fellow citizens.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
In a minority situation, an election can happen at any time if parties clash on spending priorities. But these are not ordinary times. In the middle of a pandemic, even getting to the polls is complicated.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
She was the half that made Jean Chrétien whole.

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