Opinion Columns

Benns’ Belief: Political confessions

Benns’ Belief: Political confessions

I grew up in a family that voted Conservative, if they voted at all, because that’s how my grandparents had… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Political confessions”

Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible

Imagine that you live in Fenelon Falls and have a child with an intellectual disability. As your child becomes an… Continue reading “Affordable housing in Fenelon a priority but compromise is possible”

COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins

By Dr. Helen Scott As we approach 2.5 million deaths globally from COVID-19 as I write this, we must begin… Continue reading “COVID-19 isn’t a pandemic — it’s a syndemic with social origins”

Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time

Last month I watched the fantastic BBC eight-part series of Les Misérables on CBC Gem. The miniseries is not based… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: A Poverty of Time”

Labour

Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight

The full-time factory job that paid you a living wage in the early 1980s is a relic now. A person… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Labour’s fight is our fight”

Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed

Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed

If there’s one consistent message I’ve heard from employers — both as a journalist, and as president of the Lindsay… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: Revamp of employment services needed”

Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village

As a new immigrant to Canada, with little knowledge of domestic waste management realities, hearing of the introduction of a… Continue reading “Happiness is derived from community: Perspectives from a remote African village”