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Cohen: Giving thanks for America and all its pioneering and resiliency

In July of 1931, Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, set out to fly to the Orient. Four years earlier, Lindbergh had flown alone across the Atlantic Ocean, a Homeric odyssey. 673 more words


Denley: Ontario government isn't undermining francophone rights

Judging by the reaction of some of Canada’s top political leaders, Ontario must have imposed pretty significant cuts on services for its francophone citizens.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “I was deeply disappointed by the decision of the Ontario government to cut services and protections for the francophone minorities in Ontario.” Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has “concerns” about the cancellation of a proposed francophone university. 610 more words


Legalized drugs would help addicts, all of us, says advocate mom

Contrary to what many may think, it’s not inside the Saskatchewan legislative chamber where change starts to happen.

Usually, the laws passed come from ideas nurtured elsewhere — often because those ideas are initially viewed as being too radical for more delicate sensibilities of politics that’s fuelled by mass consensus. 627 more words


Corbella: Notley names anti-oil friend to new energy panel

Talk about a political landmine.

Premier Rachel Notley appointed three special envoys Monday to work with the energy industry to find solutions to close the oil-price differential that is costing Canada more than $80 million a day. 923 more words

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Breakenridge: Olympics loss is entertainment district gain - or is it?

It was never entirely clear to what extent the idea of a new arena was intertwined with the idea of hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, if at all. 661 more words


Opinion: A low minimum wage costs us all more

By Warren McCall

Imagine you’re a minimum wage earner in Saskatchewan, trying to pay rent, buy food and meet all your other household expenses while earning $10.96 an hour. 595 more words


Forster: Here's who I'd invite to a dinner party of Canadian heroines

The debut of the new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond brings national recognition for the gutsy civil rights activist. But a recent Ipos poll shows we still have poor knowledge of heroines from Canadian history. 645 more words