Column: Bell Canada Owes Canadians

    By Barry Rueger Bell Canada is set to axe 4,800 jobs, sell dozens of radio stations, cut newsrooms across Canada, and destroy CTV’s star investigative program W5.  The announcement by BCE Inc. made big news-but the real damage was done

Column: The West’s New Top Justice Is Indigenous. So What?

The appointment of Leonard Marchand to the ranks of Canada’s top justices is less remarkable than the mundane tone of the announcement. The new Chief Justice of British Columbia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon “is a highly

Alexa McDonough dies at age 77

By Greg Locke HALIFAX, NS – Alexa McDonough, the trailblazing politician who the the Nova Scotia and then federal NDP parties, died Jan 15, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s . She was 77. Born Alexa Ann Shaw in Ottawa on August 11,

Liberals lose poll lead in election 2021 gamble

  OTTAWA – When Justin Trudeau called the federal election 2021 on August the 15th, with still two years left in his mandate, the federal Liberal party had a nearly 10-point lead over the Conservative party. He took a gamble that the

Innu file suit as human rights report slams Canada for abuse

NATUASHISH, LABRADOR August 12, 2021 – Days after a human rights report slammed Canada for its treatment of the Innu, the Innu Nation sued the federal and provincial governments over the Muskrat Falls energy project affecting their ancestral lands. The suit, filed

Innu first nations kept out of Labrador negotiations.

NATUASHISH, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Innu National is again being ignored and kept in the dark over negotiations between Canadian and Newfoundland provincial governments with regard to development of hydro projects in Labrador. The Province and Ottawa reached a financial restructuring

Africville: Nova Scotia’s blacks remember

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE July 02, 1988 Halifax, NS, Canada —  In Halifax today, what used to be Africville , with all the rich and negative connotations of that name, is a little-used park on the windswept edge of Halifax harbor. From

Reflections of a Canadian abroad as Canada turns 150

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA July 1, 2017 I never thought I would end up in rural Virginia, 40 miles outside Washington, DC. Never. I never thought I would live anywhere but Canada, or anywhere other than Nova Scotia, for that matter. But there

Trump Cries Havoc! – Dogs (still) Kenneled

  JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs June 10, 2017 Donald Trump in the last few days has given the world a master class on how ignorance and miscalculation by a United States president can trigger conflict and set the stage for war. Look