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Dan Delmar: Like the baby boom, Quebec nationalism is nearing retirement

Immediately following a nationalist defeat in Quebec – péquiste or bloquiste – one question is inevitably asked, and then summarily dismissed: Is the sovereignty movement dead? 1,031 more words

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Kelly McParland: NATO deploys wishful thinking against Putin's tanks

The case for believing Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t risk a wider war while perusing his campaign in Ukraine is the assumption that no sane leader could be so reckless, foolhardy or mindless of history. 974 more words

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Mariaschin & Michaels: Declare Yom Kippur a UN holiday

The emblem of the United Nations shows the planet brought together in the embrace of two olive branches. Its charter affirms the “equal rights” of “nations large and small.” But in the “family of nations,” some members are more equal than others. 579 more words

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Cec Jennings: The lost rule that could have saved us from Mike Duffy

In June, 1866, Albert J. Smith stood in New Brunswick’s Legislative Assembly and did his best to institute a rule that could have saved Mike Duffy from scandal 140 years later. 816 more words

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Today’s letters: Don’t recite the shahada, unless you mean it for keeps

Re: The Muslim Prayer That Might Save Your Life, Afsun Qureshi, Aug. 29.

I am sure Afsun Qureshi hoped to reassure non-Muslims when she wrote in her column that, “There is much in the Koran about “kafirs” (non-believers) and how Muslims should deal with them. 1,346 more words

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Rebecca Schuman: The decline and fall of higher education

When I was an undergrad in the 1990s, there was little more exciting than the first day of class. What will my professor be like? What books will I be reading? 1,168 more words

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Alan Bowker: The shock of peace in 1918

At the break of dawn on Nov. 11, 1918, in the Belgian city of Mons, Corporal Will Bird, a Nova Scotian in the 42nd Black Watch, prepares for another day of bloody fighting against German machine gunners. 2,484 more words

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