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Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 30, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appears before the Public Order Emergency Commission at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa on Nov. 24. The main objective throughout the hearings was to project a rationale or an image of control out of what was essentially a trainwreck, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 16, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault has warned of the 'threat to French' of immigration and refused to raise Quebec’s share from 50,000 to 25 per cent of the national total, 125,000, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 16, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault has warned of the 'threat to French' of immigration and refused to raise Quebec’s share from 50,000 to 25 per cent of the national total, 125,000, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 9, 2022
Dominique Anglade announced her resignation as leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party on Nov. 7. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 9, 2022
Dominique Anglade announced her resignation as leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party on Nov. 7. Screenshot courtesy of Radio-Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 2, 2022
As with so many other times government has been involved in trying to regulate an industry in the ‘public good,’ it failed to take into account the problems that might arise from the legalization of cannabis, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by David Gabrić
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 2, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 2, 2022
As with so many other times government has been involved in trying to regulate an industry in the ‘public good,’ it failed to take into account the problems that might arise from the legalization of cannabis, writes Andrew Caddell. Unsplash photograph by David Gabrić
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 26, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have both made unfulfilled promises on electoral reform, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 26, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 26, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have both made unfulfilled promises on electoral reform, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 12, 2022
The House committee studying Official Language Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor’s Bill C-13 doesn’t want to hear contrary arguments, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 12, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 12, 2022
The House committee studying Official Language Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor’s Bill C-13 doesn’t want to hear contrary arguments, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 5, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault is a greater threat to Canadian unity than any of his predecessors, because what they failed to do in the open, he is accomplishing by stealth, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/CityNews
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 5, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | October 5, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault is a greater threat to Canadian unity than any of his predecessors, because what they failed to do in the open, he is accomplishing by stealth, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/CityNews
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 28, 2022
Travelling east aboard Via Rail’s Canadian from Vancouver is a slow journey on a relic from another age, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 28, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 28, 2022
Travelling east aboard Via Rail’s Canadian from Vancouver is a slow journey on a relic from another age, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 14, 2022
Official Languages Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor wrapped national consultations for an official languages action plan at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Aug. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 14, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 14, 2022
Official Languages Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor wrapped national consultations for an official languages action plan at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Aug. 25. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 7, 2022
In the halcyon days that followed Canada’s centennial in 1967, there was much talk of Yukon as a province, and as the territory flourishes, it might be time to bring those discussions back, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 7, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | September 7, 2022
In the halcyon days that followed Canada’s centennial in 1967, there was much talk of Yukon as a province, and as the territory flourishes, it might be time to bring those discussions back, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 31, 2022
As he drives cross-country, Andrew Caddell reflects on the lack of vision and visionaries to tie Canada together. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 31, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 31, 2022
As he drives cross-country, Andrew Caddell reflects on the lack of vision and visionaries to tie Canada together. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 24, 2022
A pair rest near the canal entrance to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on July 13. With the apocalyptic interpretation in Quebec of the latest census data about language, Canadians may be sleepwalking into a confrontation without even knowing it, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 24, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 24, 2022
A pair rest near the canal entrance to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on July 13. With the apocalyptic interpretation in Quebec of the latest census data about language, Canadians may be sleepwalking into a confrontation without even knowing it, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 10, 2022
Columnist Andrew Caddell is pictured with cartoonist Terry Mosher and the 'Pip' Award at Kamp Kanawana. For those who benefit from camp, one of the great legacies is a belief we should act 'not for ourselves alone,' writes Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 10, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 10, 2022
Columnist Andrew Caddell is pictured with cartoonist Terry Mosher and the 'Pip' Award at Kamp Kanawana. For those who benefit from camp, one of the great legacies is a belief we should act 'not for ourselves alone,' writes Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 3, 2022
A section of the Kettle Valley Railway trail in Myra Canyon, near Kelowna, B.C., is pictured in 2008. The western trail is one of the exceptions where a converted passenger rail line has actually worked for cyclists, writes Andrew Caddell. Wikimedia Commons photograph courtesy of David Wise
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 3, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | August 3, 2022
A section of the Kettle Valley Railway trail in Myra Canyon, near Kelowna, B.C., is pictured in 2008. The western trail is one of the exceptions where a converted passenger rail line has actually worked for cyclists, writes Andrew Caddell. Wikimedia Commons photograph courtesy of David Wise
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 20, 2022
Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is known as a challenge for the cyclist, for two reasons: there are plenty of hills, and lots of headwinds, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 20, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 20, 2022
Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is known as a challenge for the cyclist, for two reasons: there are plenty of hills, and lots of headwinds, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 13, 2022
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, pictured during a visit to Ottawa on Nov. 22, 2021, is presiding over an unprecedented growth in his province, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 13, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 13, 2022
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, pictured during a visit to Ottawa on Nov. 22, 2021, is presiding over an unprecedented growth in his province, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 6, 2022
The Conservative Party leadership candidates are, clockwise from top left, Scott Aitchison, Roman Baber, Patrick Brown, Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis, and Jean Charest. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, and handouts
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 6, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | July 6, 2022
The Conservative Party leadership candidates are, clockwise from top left, Scott Aitchison, Roman Baber, Patrick Brown, Pierre Poilievre, Leslyn Lewis, and Jean Charest. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia, and handouts
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 29, 2022
Canadians are appreciated and respected around the world. Despite our flaws, let’s take one day to appreciate the good things we have accomplished together, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 29, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 29, 2022
Canadians are appreciated and respected around the world. Despite our flaws, let’s take one day to appreciate the good things we have accomplished together, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 22, 2022
Quebec has to throw off its parochial mindset and welcome newcomers, otherwise it will continue to shrink and lose any influence, nationally or internationally, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/simplethrill
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 22, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 22, 2022
Quebec has to throw off its parochial mindset and welcome newcomers, otherwise it will continue to shrink and lose any influence, nationally or internationally, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/simplethrill
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 15, 2022
It is obvious the Quebec premier is treating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government as a bunch of chumps and getting away with it, because Trudeau needs Quebec support, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 15, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 15, 2022
It is obvious the Quebec premier is treating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government as a bunch of chumps and getting away with it, because Trudeau needs Quebec support, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 8, 2022
The Saint-Louis Catholic Church in Kamouraska, Que., is one of few in the county still in operation. Rural churches are a reminder of a bygone era, but also of a loss of innocence we will never recover, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 8, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 8, 2022
The Saint-Louis Catholic Church in Kamouraska, Que., is one of few in the county still in operation. Rural churches are a reminder of a bygone era, but also of a loss of innocence we will never recover, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 1, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault will soon have to come to grips with the fact large parts of the controversial language law will be ridiculed and struck down, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 1, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | June 1, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault will soon have to come to grips with the fact large parts of the controversial language law will be ridiculed and struck down, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 25, 2022
We may wonder if the occupation of Ottawa by the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ was unimportant or a sign of rising dissatisfaction with governments in general, which could lead to major changes in who leads the country, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 25, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 25, 2022
We may wonder if the occupation of Ottawa by the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’ was unimportant or a sign of rising dissatisfaction with governments in general, which could lead to major changes in who leads the country, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 18, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault’s Bill 96 is a ham-fisted law that will apply to federally regulated businesses with the Trudeau government’s tacit consent, via the new Official Languages Act, Bill C-13., writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 18, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 18, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault’s Bill 96 is a ham-fisted law that will apply to federally regulated businesses with the Trudeau government’s tacit consent, via the new Official Languages Act, Bill C-13., writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 4, 2022
The rationale for Premier François Legualt’s Bill 96 and its absurd regulations is the supposed ‘decline’ of French in Quebec, even though more people are speaking the language than ever before, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 4, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | May 4, 2022
The rationale for Premier François Legualt’s Bill 96 and its absurd regulations is the supposed ‘decline’ of French in Quebec, even though more people are speaking the language than ever before, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 27, 2022
Guy Lafleur, pictured centre in his Montreal Canadiens uniform. The sight of Lafleur flying down the ice was unforgettable up close, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Richard Bartlaga
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 27, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 27, 2022
Guy Lafleur, pictured centre in his Montreal Canadiens uniform. The sight of Lafleur flying down the ice was unforgettable up close, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Richard Bartlaga
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 20, 2022
The Queen, right, signs the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, containing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, on April 17, 1982, in Ottawa. Photograph courtesy of the Department of Justice
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 20, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 20, 2022
The Queen, right, signs the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, containing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, on April 17, 1982, in Ottawa. Photograph courtesy of the Department of Justice
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 13, 2022
Peter Gammell, left, John Tynan, Nancy Tynan, and Victor Allison are pictured in front of the Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin in 2012. Built in 1922, the national historic site will be dismantled this spring after years of erosion and structural damage. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 13, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 13, 2022
Peter Gammell, left, John Tynan, Nancy Tynan, and Victor Allison are pictured in front of the Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin in 2012. Built in 1922, the national historic site will be dismantled this spring after years of erosion and structural damage. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 6, 2022
Andrew Caddell, left, is pictured in 1969, the same year Trudeaumania and Beatlemania collided when then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, right, met John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Ottawa—among the many moments in Canadian history to which Caddell has borne witness over the past 70 years. Photographs courtesy of Andrew Caddell and Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 6, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | April 6, 2022
Andrew Caddell, left, is pictured in 1969, the same year Trudeaumania and Beatlemania collided when then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, right, met John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Ottawa—among the many moments in Canadian history to which Caddell has borne witness over the past 70 years. Photographs courtesy of Andrew Caddell and Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 30, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault, pictured during a press conference in September 2020. The CAQ’s messages to francophones have been 'this bill is good for French,' and, 'it won’t hurt the English community.' Both comments are blatant lies, writes Andrew Caddell of Bill 96. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 30, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 30, 2022
Quebec Premier François Legault, pictured during a press conference in September 2020. The CAQ’s messages to francophones have been 'this bill is good for French,' and, 'it won’t hurt the English community.' Both comments are blatant lies, writes Andrew Caddell of Bill 96. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 23, 2022
The last few weeks have been proof we have been living in a fool’s paradise when it comes to denying dangers in the world outside. It’s time the Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly acknowledged that fact, or stepped aside for someone willing to do more than ‘convene,’ writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 23, 2022
The last few weeks have been proof we have been living in a fool’s paradise when it comes to denying dangers in the world outside. It’s time the Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly acknowledged that fact, or stepped aside for someone willing to do more than ‘convene,’ writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 16, 2022
Though the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal is a moment of spectacle, the Irish influence and contribution to Quebec (and the world) are deserving of much more attention and reflection than a day of cliché stereotypes, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/jpmpinmontreal
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 16, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 16, 2022
Though the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal is a moment of spectacle, the Irish influence and contribution to Quebec (and the world) are deserving of much more attention and reflection than a day of cliché stereotypes, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/jpmpinmontreal
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 9, 2022
Sergeant Chris Payne from the Operation Unifier Medical Training Group delivers ‘Stress Lane’ training to the candidates of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) Basic Combat Medic Course, at the NGU Training Center in Zolochiv, Ukraine on March 12, 2021. It is obvious we have to be serious about defence expenditures and recruitment for the Canadian Forces, as there is now a genuine threat, writes Andrew Caddell. DND photograph by Cpl. Melissa Gloude
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 9, 2022
Sergeant Chris Payne from the Operation Unifier Medical Training Group delivers ‘Stress Lane’ training to the candidates of the National Guard of Ukraine (NGU) Basic Combat Medic Course, at the NGU Training Center in Zolochiv, Ukraine on March 12, 2021. It is obvious we have to be serious about defence expenditures and recruitment for the Canadian Forces, as there is now a genuine threat, writes Andrew Caddell. DND photograph by Cpl. Melissa Gloude
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy supporter holds a sign at the National War Memorial on Feb. 16, as their occupation of downtown Ottawa entered the second week. For these people, campaigns against smoking, drinking, or in favour of helmets are just so much noise. The same for vaccine and mask mandates, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 2, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | March 2, 2022
A Freedom Convoy supporter holds a sign at the National War Memorial on Feb. 16, as their occupation of downtown Ottawa entered the second week. For these people, campaigns against smoking, drinking, or in favour of helmets are just so much noise. The same for vaccine and mask mandates, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 23, 2022
Signs, flags, and convoy trucks parked along Wellington Street are pictured on Feb. 17, shortly before law enforcement moved to end the weeks-long occupation. The leaders of the so-called 'Freedom Convoy' arrested last week deserve everything they get. But so does any person who commits a criminal act, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 23, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 23, 2022
Signs, flags, and convoy trucks parked along Wellington Street are pictured on Feb. 17, shortly before law enforcement moved to end the weeks-long occupation. The leaders of the so-called 'Freedom Convoy' arrested last week deserve everything they get. But so does any person who commits a criminal act, writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 9, 2022
A convoy supporter is pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 6. Any breakdown in the social order can be attributed to those who ignore the lessons of history or civics, but the fault also falls on leaders who fail to underscore their importance. In today’s social media world, without a counternarrative, people will accept lies as truth and nonsense as reality. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 9, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 9, 2022
A convoy supporter is pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 6. Any breakdown in the social order can be attributed to those who ignore the lessons of history or civics, but the fault also falls on leaders who fail to underscore their importance. In today’s social media world, without a counternarrative, people will accept lies as truth and nonsense as reality. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 2, 2022
Protestors with the Freedom Convoy are pictured on Parliament Hill on Jan. 29. The degree of ignorance shown by the leaders of the demonstration of the legitimate authority of the government, its makeup, the Constitution, federal-provincial jurisdiction, is, as one commentator put it, 'breathtaking,' writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 2, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | February 2, 2022
Protestors with the Freedom Convoy are pictured on Parliament Hill on Jan. 29. The degree of ignorance shown by the leaders of the demonstration of the legitimate authority of the government, its makeup, the Constitution, federal-provincial jurisdiction, is, as one commentator put it, 'breathtaking,' writes Andrew Caddell. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 26, 2022
The legacy of members of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, including Clément Cormier, left, André Laurendeau, Jean-Louis Gagnon, Frank Scott, and Paul Wyczynski, was the Official Languages Act of 1969 and greater support for institutional bilingualism, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Graham Fraser
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 26, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 26, 2022
The legacy of members of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, including Clément Cormier, left, André Laurendeau, Jean-Louis Gagnon, Frank Scott, and Paul Wyczynski, was the Official Languages Act of 1969 and greater support for institutional bilingualism, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Graham Fraser
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 19, 2022
The emerging idol of the credulous is Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, now dubbed ‘Novaxx’ for his stand against immunization. In another era, flat-earthers or prophets of impending doom would have paraded with signs in public, and people would simply ignore them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Carine06
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 19, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 19, 2022
The emerging idol of the credulous is Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, now dubbed ‘Novaxx’ for his stand against immunization. In another era, flat-earthers or prophets of impending doom would have paraded with signs in public, and people would simply ignore them, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Carine06
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 12, 2022
Mona Fortier, president of the Treasury Board, which serves as the employer of federal bureaucrats, is pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2021, with her director of labour relations Jade Mallette. A reworking of the public service is long overdue, as is a Royal Commission, but Andrew Caddell writes that he doesn’t hold out much hope the Trudeau PMO will undertake it. But perhaps they are close enough to the public service to shake things up. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 12, 2022
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | January 12, 2022
Mona Fortier, president of the Treasury Board, which serves as the employer of federal bureaucrats, is pictured in Ottawa on Oct. 27, 2021, with her director of labour relations Jade Mallette. A reworking of the public service is long overdue, as is a Royal Commission, but Andrew Caddell writes that he doesn’t hold out much hope the Trudeau PMO will undertake it. But perhaps they are close enough to the public service to shake things up. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 15, 2021
The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport in February 1964. Two recent Beatles documentaries are gifts that provide an explanation of why the band's musical and cultural legacy will endure, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 15, 2021
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 15, 2021
The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport in February 1964. Two recent Beatles documentaries are gifts that provide an explanation of why the band's musical and cultural legacy will endure, writes Andrew Caddell. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 1, 2021
The dilemma for Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade is: appeal to anglophones and lose francophone votes, or seek out young people, nationalists, and those in the regions with a stronger pro-French message and gain seats, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 1, 2021
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | December 1, 2021
The dilemma for Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade is: appeal to anglophones and lose francophone votes, or seek out young people, nationalists, and those in the regions with a stronger pro-French message and gain seats, writes Andrew Caddell. Screenshot courtesy of Global News
Opinion | BY ANDREW CADDELL | November 24, 2021
Quebec Premier François Legault made a point of mentioning that last season, for the first time in its history, the Montreal Canadiens iced a team without a francophone player. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Dinur