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Stories by Sheila Copps

House return will be a welcome channel changer

Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Time to move on from COVID.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It sounds good to vaccinate all truckers, but hampering $1-billion of daily traffic between Canada and the United States may not help.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Artists who are out on the streets once again because of COVID lockdowns are lobbying furiously for a return to a full Canadian Emergency Response Benefit for their sector.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
In the end, we each need to do our part to end the pandemic. But we also need embrace life. Life is the whole point of this fight.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
In the old days, the House Speaker would host a Christmas party for all MPs, with plenty of carols sung to ring in the holiday season, and MPs really were friends, even those on opposite sides of the House.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
In the end, the only party that really ended up ahead at year’s end is the Bloc. But this party also has the benefit of never having to be held accountable for what it might do in government.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Working Families, an anti-Conservative coalition of public and private-sector unions and individuals, failed to overturn legislation reining in third-party capacity to advertise.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
In Canada’s case, the unanimous view of Parliament sends a message to the world that trying to educate someone into a change in their sexual preference just does not work.
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Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The Throne Speech made it clear that management of the pandemic was front and centre on the Liberal agenda. It's been a winner for them. For the Tories to continue to muddy the COVID waters is a huge political mistake.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It is rather an odd position for someone who has never been elected and stands to keep her job for a total of 33 years without a single review by anyone. Senator Denise Batters is scheduled to retire on June 18, 2045.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
For the first time in the history of Canada, we have women in the majority of the top spots in government. From foreign affairs, to finance, from deputy PM, to defence, the face of the government is decidedly feminist.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Doug Ford is banking on the fact that as the threat wanes, so will the political power of the vaccine question and he wants anti-vaxxers on his side in next June’s provincial election.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Alberta believes the best way to tackle climate change is to appoint a minister who knows nothing about it. How else to explain the chorus of criticism levelled at the PM for appointing Steven Guilbeault to the post?
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
And the viral load on the shoulders of every Member of Parliament should cause us all to sit up and take note.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The plethora of warnings and onerous test results will keep all but the most intrepid traveller from venturing across to the United States anytime soon.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
For the first time in my lifetime, all Canadians have become engaged. We have not found all the answers, but we are asking the right questions.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
A petition to dump Erin O’Toole is already circulating and you don’t even have to be a party member to sign.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
All signs are pointing to a Liberal government, with the only question being whether it will be minority or majority.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Erin O’Toole may look back on the day following the first French debate as the turning point in his purposeful path to government.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
There are leading Liberals who can speak on issues like health, childcare, and the environment. Justin Trudeau's personal unpopularity has become an anchor for the party.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
A close race could help push left-leaning voters toward the favoured Liberals, especially if the NDP doesn't get its act together.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The contrasting child care plans promised by the Liberals and Conservatives could be the wedge issue that shapes the outcome of this election.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
It is hard to understand how conservative values align with putting people’s health at risk in a global pandemic.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
The election will likely be decided on the strength of who can best manage the post-pandemic economic and social recovery.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
I thought long and hard before writing today’s column because I wasn’t sure I wanted to spread my bad news far and wide. But if my experience can help any other person facing a cancer diagnosis, it will be worth it.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Armed with today’s knowledge and technology, it only makes sense to issue an international vaccine for anyone who plans to travel.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Amid infighting and challenges to Annamie Paul’s leadership, Green MP Elizabeth May has been mostly silent. May’s return as leader would allow the party to limp through the next election with a known quantity.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
An internal Liberal fight in Ottawa Centre would sap the strength of party volunteers, and definitely cut into the enthusiasm of key election workers. It would also help the NDP.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Catherine McKenna may still get to Brookfield, but Mark Carney’s political future is much cloudier. In the absence of a clear nomination, Carney may simply accept the PM’s offer to act as an economic recovery adviser.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Annamie Paul could survive by recanting the threats tweeted by her former staffer. But it is hard to see how the internal strife is going to do anything but consign the Greens to the scrap heap of political history.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
But Doug Ford’s move in cutting off the possibility of advertising that could depict him negatively will have an impact in the fight ahead. It may also have a rebound effect federally.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Government apologies for wrongs from the distant past do little to improve things for those who were wronged and their descendents.
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