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EDITORIAL: Consider your sources

EDITORIAL: Consider your sources

Public embracing of misinformation is a trend that has been building for a long time, elevated by wilful ignorance. As recently as last week, a poll from Abacus Data showed less than half of Canadians had been closely following the WE Charity scandal that's rocking our federal government, and 14 per cent were unaware of it altogether.
LETTER: Only time will tell the magnitude of COVID-19

LETTER: Only time will tell the magnitude of COVID-19

"I can only imagine the frustration of many businesses trying to survive with loans being taken out from the banks and the hardships people face during the pandemic."
LETTER: I wear a mask because I care

LETTER: I wear a mask because I care

"I live as safely as I can, but out of respect for you, I will wear a mask. Do not judge me harshly for trying to protect other people."
LETTER: Thanks for column on mandatory  masks

LETTER: Thanks for column on mandatory masks

"Our freedom matters and articles like this give me hope that Canada has a chance to remain free from oppression and censorship."
LETTER: Our children desperately need school supports

LETTER: Our children desperately need school supports

"Limited student support or no support at all is NOT in the well-being of the students in need, teachers or for society as a whole. It’s a disaster in the making."
LETTER: Mandatory masks not oppressive

LETTER: Mandatory masks not oppressive

"Has Mr. Nelson noticed that the oppressive government in years past has forced citizens to wear shoes in almost all public spaces? Those who would prefer total toe freedom have been forced to comply or stay home. They adapted."
LETTER: A poor excuse for regulation

LETTER: A poor excuse for regulation

"But it’s an easy sell; the old “if only one life can be saved” is a solid go-to for politicians because it makes them sound caring and concerned, and doesn’t require a high standard of proof to show the ends, the loss of individual rights, justify the regulatory means."
COLUMN: “You say you want a revolution …"

COLUMN: “You say you want a revolution …"

"Canada isn’t the U.S., but neither are we now a leadership powerhouse. But we can expect or elect better."
EDITORIAL: Changing culture

EDITORIAL: Changing culture

"Last week, we called for common sense to prevail. Pragmatic hygiene routines, from voluntarily wearing masks in public to regular hand-washing and physical distancing, could have helped us avoid the need for legislators to step in. But to quote an old cliche, common sense isn't all that common."
LETTER: Public transit is a public service that helps many people

LETTER: Public transit is a public service that helps many people

"If you want to scrap transit, take a second thought about it. Sometimes you do see a bus empty because you may be at the beginning of a route or the end of a route."